Best Pizza Dough
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Serves: two 12" pizza crusts
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110°F-115°F)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2-1/4 tsp active dry yeast (or a ¼ oz packet)
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups white flour
  1. In a large mix bowl, slowly stir and dissolve the sugar and yeast in the warm water. Let sit to allow the mixture to mature, for about 10 minutes of until it gets a foamy head.
  2. Add salt and olive oil, stirring to combine.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour and whisk, then the 2nd, 3rd and 4th cups of flour. You may need to use your hands as it starts to get more stiff and difficult to whisk.
  4. Remove dough from bowl and place on a clean surface dusted with flour. Fold the dough for 8-10 minutes. You can also use an electric mixer with a dough hook
  5. Coat the dough ball with olive oil and return to the mixing bowl.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place two tea towels over top. Set in a warm room and allow it to rise for 80 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Take dough out of the bowl onto a floured surface and cut in half. Using a flour dusted rolling pin, roll the dough pieces out as thin as you would like. I always use our pizza stone when cooking pizza, so I just roll it out right on the stone.
  8. Top with your favourite toppings. Bake for 14-16 minutes
  9. Makes two 12" pizzas (or two 14" thin crust pizzas)
Recipe by Life at Cloverhill at