Basic Pizza Dough

by on December 29, 2015
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PIzza Ball

Pizza Dough Ball

INGREDIENTS to make FOUR 6-8 inch pizzas.
Simply double ingredients to make more pizzas or larger pizzas.

  • 1 C warm water – about 105º ±
  • 1-1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 C bread flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 C olive oil


  1. Mix water, yeast and sugar in a glass bowl
  2. Let feed 5 minutes
  3. Sift together flour and salt ( keep 1/2 C flour aside )
  4. Combine flour with yeast and EVOO
  5. Put 1/2 C flour on the counter
  6. Mix until a ball forms, then dump onto counter
  7. Add more flour if necessary
  8. Mix until flour is gone and dough ball is elastic
  9. Place in greased bowl and turn to cover ball
  10. Let rise on counter about 45 minutes
  11. Punch dough down to get rid of internal bubbles
  12. Turn out onto floured surface and cut into (approximately) 100 gm balls – baseball sized
  13. Let rise on counter for another hour
  14. Form into disks, leaving the border puffly
  15. Sprinkle baking sheet with cornmeal
  16. Put disk onto baking sheet
  17. Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes

Dough may be wrapped in plastic and kept in the refrigerator for up to two days.  Let come up to room temperature and cover to let rise for at least 4 hours.

Freeze for up to a month.  Allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then proceed as with the refrigerated balls.


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