Our simple and delicious pizza dough recipe

Pizza Dough

Very easy delicious pizza dough

This easy pizza dough recipe can be done on the same day as you plan to indulge

Master the art of Neapolitan pizza dough with our authentic dough recipe. Simple ingredients, fool proof steps, and wood-fired perfection await!


- 500g (about 4 cups) Italian "00" flour

- 325ml (1 1/3 cups) lukewarm water

- 10g (2 tsp) salt

- 5g (1 1/2 tsp) active dry yeast

Recipe for the pizza dough

1. Activate Yeast - In a small bowl, combine yeast with a splash of lukewarm water. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.

2. Mix Dough - In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in yeast mixture and remaining water.- Mix until dough forms, then knead on a floured surface for 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

3. First Rise - Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.

4. Divide and Shape - Once risen, divide dough into 3-4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and place on a floured surface.- Cover with a cloth and let them rest for 30-45 minutes.

5. Stretch and Shape - Gently stretch each pizza dough ball into a round pizza shape, leaving a slightly thicker edge (the "cornicione").

6. Cooking - Preheat the wood-fired oven to 800°F (425°C) or as hot as possible - Place pizza on a well-floured pizza peel and slide into the oven - Cook for 60-90 seconds, rotating halfway through, until crust is charred and toppings are bubbly.

Serving Suggestion

Serve immediately, topped with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil for an authentic Neapolitan experience.

Duration to Cook the pizza dough: 60-90 seconds per pizza.

Chef Skill Level: Intermediate
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes
Gluten-Free: No

Margarita created with the perfect pizza dough

Unveiling the Tale of Pizza Dough: A Culinary Journey Through Time

Pizza, an iconic dish beloved worldwide, owes much of its charm to its humble yet essential component: the dough. The history of pizza dough is a fascinating narrative that intertwines culture, tradition, and innovation.

Ancient Origins - The origins of pizza can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as the Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans, who all had their own versions of flatbreads topped with various ingredients. These early iterations laid the groundwork for what would eventually become pizza dough.

Birth of Neapolitan Pizza - In the 18th century, pizza as we know it today emerged in Naples, Italy. Neapolitan pizza, with its thin, crispy crust and simple yet flavourful toppings, became a staple of the city's working-class diet. The dough, made from basic ingredients like flour, water, yeast, and salt, was kneaded by hand and left to ferment slowly, resulting in a light and airy crust.

Global Spread - As Italian immigrants migrated to different parts of the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they brought their culinary traditions with them, including the art of pizza making. In the United States, pizza gained popularity in cities like New York and Chicago, where it underwent further evolution to suit local tastes.

Modern Innovations - Today, pizza dough continues to evolve with the times. Chefs experiment with different types of flour, fermentation methods, and cooking techniques to create new and innovative styles of pizza. Wood-fired ovens, which impart a unique smoky flavour and charred crust to the dough, have become increasingly popular among pizza enthusiasts.

Conclusion - The history of pizza dough is a testament to the enduring appeal of this beloved dish. From its ancient origins to its modern-day iterations, pizza dough has captivated the hearts and taste buds of people around the world. Whether enjoyed as a simple Neapolitan Margherita or a gourmet creation topped with exotic ingredients, pizza dough remains a culinary icon that transcends borders and cultures.

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