Pizza Dough

Preparation info
  • Makes enough Dough for

    two 11 inch

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

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This basic dough is made with a yeast or a starter. It contains olive oil, which provides flavor and makes the crust not quite as hard. The dough is quite sticky. If it is too difficult to manage, sprinkle a little extra flour over it, but avoid this if you can.


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup room-temperature water if using yeast
  • ½


Review the steps for bread making before beginning. Combine the flour, water (if using yeast), yeast or starter, and the oil in the bowl of a stand mixer. Fit the mixer with the dough hook and mix on low speed for 2 minutes to moisten the flour. Cover the bowl with a damp towel or with plastic wrap and let rest for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the salt over the dough