Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

22 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    18 h 35 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“This pizza dough produces a very nice pizza crust--flavorful, tender, with just the right amount of chewiness.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. Stir whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, yeast, salt, sugar, olive oil, and warm water with a spatula until formed into a sticky ball of dough that pulls away from sides of a large bowl, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Cover the bowl with a light cloth or plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) for 18 hours, until doubled in size.
  3. Preheat the oven to 550 degrees F (280 degrees C). Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and sprinkle with more flour. Form the dough into a rectangle, and cut it into four equal parts. Shape each piece into a ball, stretching and tucking the dough to create a smooth surface, adding more flour if needed. Cover the dough balls with a towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
  5. To shape the dough, sprinkle the surface with flour and lightly pat flat. Use a rolling pin to form a thin disk about 9 inches in diameter.
  6. Transfer the formed crust to the prepared baking sheet and top as desired. Bake on the bottom rack for 4 minutes, move to the middle rack and bake for 5-6 minutes more minutes, until the bottom is crispy and the top is lightly browned. Move to cooling rack to cool slightly before serving.

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Reviews (22)

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Carol
59

Carol

okay, I just watched the video of chef john making this but I swear he just used 16oz of flour to make 4 pizzas. This calls for 4 cups or 32 oz of flour and says it makes 4 pizzas so I'm confused. I will make it tomorrow then come back and update my review after I figure out what the hey is going on.

Baking Nana
46

Baking Nana

This dough is pretty good but it really needs more like 3 1/2 cups flour. If you watch the video Chef John weighs the flour - 16 oz - which equates to closer to 3 1/2 cups rather than 3 cups. I made the dough the night before - let it sit until the next afternoon - I made pizza for the kids when they came home from school. They love pizza and this was no exception.

wayschool
38

wayschool

This recipe reminds me of the artisan bread in five minutes a day recipe I found on the NY Times website. The bread recipe is made in an ice cream bucket and does not have olive oil, otherwise it is a similar recipe and my favorite bread EVER!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 485 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 89.3 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 732 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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