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How to make your own pizza dough

Pizza dough isn't hard to make from scratch! Follow these easy step-by-step instructions on how to make your own pizza dough.

How to make your own pizza dough

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Pizza dough isn't hard to make from scratch! Follow these easy step-by-step instructions on how to make your own pizza dough. In this how-to article, we will visually explain how to make your own pizza dough. 

This how-to is kinda lengthy, but there are lots of pictures. In the end, you'll definitely notice the difference between homemade pizza dough and store-bought. So delicious!

Ingredients needed for pizza dough

  • 1 sachet of dry yeast ( 7 grams )
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 200 gram of plain flour, we've used bread flour for an extra crunchy crust
  • 1 tablespoon of regular olive oil
  • 100 ml of lukewarm water
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Step one: gather all ingredients, pictured above 

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Add the yeast into a small bowl 

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Add sugar to the yeast 

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Add half of the lukewarm water to the yeast and sugar mixture 

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Mix the yeast, water and sugar until smooth. Wait for the yeast to proof for about 10 to 15 minutes. This basically means you'll have to wait until it looks like in the picture below: 

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You'll notice that there is a tan-coloured foam at the top. This is good, we're in business! If you don't get the above result, try again with fresh yeast. 

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Add the flour to the stand mixer bowl and make a small circle in the middle, add the salt to the circle. 

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We've used a Kitchenaid artisan mixer with the dough hook attachment, but of course, you can knead by hand. 

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Add the yeast mixture to the bowl. 

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Gradually add extra water and olive oil to the flour 

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Use the medium setting on your stand mixer and mix for about 10 to 15 minutes depending on how the dough reacts. 

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When the dough comes off the bowl easily, form it into a ball. Cover the bowl and set it aside in a warm spot for an hour. 

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Add flour to your countertop and place the dough on top. Knead the dough ones more, using your hands. 

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Rub a bit of the flour on the dough, this will prevent it from sticking and use a rolling-pin to flatten the dough. 

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You now have a nice, flat pizza base made from your own pizza dough!

After that, you can choose anything you like as a topping, for example you can follow our recipe for a ham and peppers pizza.

Wondering if pizza crusts have eggs? Cooking Be Fun is the place to go.

Heat your oven to a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius or 390 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Put the oven plate with the pizza in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and delicious! Be sure to check how the pizza is doing now and then.


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