How To Make Simple Homemade Pizza Dough (5 Ingredients!)
Have all ingredients at room temperature if possible. Only 5 ingredients!
- 2 cups flour of choice in a bowl (mix half and half whole grain and white if you like or use no gluten flour for a gluten-free crust)
- 1 tsp yeast add to one side of the bowl
- 1 tsp salt add to the other side of the bowl
- 2 tbsp olive oil (the best quality you can afford)
Use your hands to begin mixing…
⅔ cup cool water added a little at a time while mixing with your hand. Get the mixture just wet enough so all the ingredients come together but are not too sticky and wet. You want it to all come away from the sides of the bowl with no flour in the bottom of the bowl.
Once it is all in a ball, take it out and place it on a lightly floured board.
Knead the dough for about 10 minutes to develop the gluten in the dough.
After 10 minutes the dough should be a nice tight, silky consistency. Place back in the bowl and cover. Allow to rise for a couple of hours or until the dough is double in size.
Punch the dough down and divide it into two pieces.
Roll out each on a lightly floured surface into the desired shape. Sometimes you may have to roll and let it rest a minute or two and roll some more until you get the size you need. Resting allows the dough to relax and then be stretched further.
Place on a pizza pan or stone and add your toppings! Don’t forget to brush a little olive oil on the crust before you put your toppings on so that the sauces don’t make your crust soggy.
Bake your finished pizza at 425 degrees f. For 12-13 min.
You’ll have a just-right crispy, crunchy yet tender pizza crust!