Simple Pizza Dough

March 18, 2020

Stuck in Quarantine? Need a simple recipe that will allow you to take advantage of the random ingredients you might have in your cabinets? Homemade pizza might be the perfect solution for you! :)

I still know many people who are intimidated by anything dough related. But I promise you, it is much easier than people think. The most difficult part is the kneading, and given enough time of messing with the ingredients you really can not go wrong.


Makes 4 personal pizzas


  1. Add yeast to warm water, stir and set aside to activate
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Add EVOO to dry ingredients
  4. Add activated yeast to dry ingredients
  5. Mix initially with a large spoon until the dough begins to bond
  6. Begin to mix by hand. Once dough has somewhat joined together, knead for a minimum of 10 minutes
  7. Form the dough into a smooth ball and apply a small amounth of EVOO to the dough ball and the bowl
  8. Set aside and cover (towel or plastic wrap) to rise anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours
  9. Remove dough from bowl onto a floured surface and knead gently for 5 minutes
  10. Cut the dough into 4 pieces and form 4 smaller balls
  11. Dust with flour to keep the pieces from sticking together and add them back to the bowl to sit for another 10 minutes for additional growth
  12. Preheat your oven to the hottest setting it has
  13. Form the dough into any shape you desire. A rolling pin is not required as you can just flatten the dough first with the palm of your hands and then by pressing your fingertips into the dough to spread it out.
  14. Then add your desired toppings
  15. Bake the pizza for anywhere from 10-20 minutes while monitoring. Once the cheese it melted and the crust is golden brown remove from the oven
  16. Let the pizza sit for a few minutes to cool off then bon appetit! :)

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