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I thought it would be helpful to publish a stand-alone recipe for basic pizza dough. This way you can make it and top it as you choose without having to sift through another recipe to find it.
Is Pizza Dough Difficult to Make?
No. In fact, it’s one of the easiest things we make. Some flour, water, salt, yeast, and olive oil is all you need. Then you just have to throw it all in the mixer and turn it on. Let it rest for an hour or so while you preheat your baking stone, then roll it out (or toss it, if you’re brave!).
What Can I Do With Pizza Dough?
First of all, you can make pizza. (Obviously!) But you don’t just have to stick to the basics. The toppings on your pizza can be as unique and individual as you are. Use your imagination! It’s also a terrific way to use up leftovers or make a salad more appealing. Let’s face it. Everything tastes better on top of a pizza crust!
Don’t stop with pizza though. This dough can also be used to make calzones, stromboli, pizza braids, flatbreads, breadsticks, or grissini. Heck, you could even substitute it for pretzel dough! We’ve learned that a simple, basic pizza dough is always a great thing to have on hand!
Like I said. Your only limit is your imagination! Make something incredible with this dough and then leave us a comment and tag us on Instagram @msdeltahospitality or Facebook at Mississippi Delta Hospitality.Print
Simple and Easy Pizza Dough
Basic pizza dough recipe.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes active time/1 hour proof time
- Cook Time: 5-8 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 large, 3 medium, 4 small 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Mixed
- Cuisine: American
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 Tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1–1/4 cups water
- Combine flour, yeast, and salt in bowl of stand mixer fitted with dough hook.
- Add olive oil and water.
- Mix with dough hook on medium speed until smooth, about 4-5 minutes.
- Place in lidded plastic container that has been sprayed with cooking spray and snap on lid.
- Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Turn out onto floured surface and divide dough into portion sizes – makes 2 large pizzas, 3 medium pizzas, or 4 small pizzas.
- Serving Size: 1 medium crust
- Calories: 579
- Sugar: .4g
- Sodium: 1169mg
- Fat: 6.2g
- Saturated Fat: .9g
- Carbohydrates: 112.3g
- Fiber: 4.5g
- Protein: 16.1g
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