How to Make Pizza Dough for all your pizza creations! Today’s easy “How To” will help you whip up grilled summer pizzas all season long.
Pizza dough is one of those things that is so easy to make, it’s a shame to buy it.
However, it does take a little time to rise. So I often make double or triple batches to store in the freezer. That way, when I feel a pizza night coming on, I can set a couple pizza dough balls out on the counter to thaw and rise.
My family can always tell the difference between homemade and store-bought crust, and once you taste this, I’m sure you will too!
How to Make Pizza Dough
Start by activating your yeast. For the best results, yeast needs to mix with slightly warm (not hot) water and a little sugar to jump-start it. Allow it to foam for at least 10 minutes before continuing on.
Then mix in the flour, oil and salt and let your stand mixer knead and do the dirty work for you. Knead the dough with the bread hook for 5-10 minutes.
The kneading process works the gluten and gives the dough that stretchy pizza dough quality.
Dump the kneaded dough into a well-oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth, or plastic wrap.
Let the dough rise until double in size.
Then dump the dough out on a work surface, and cut into 2 equal pieces.
Roll the edges of each piece under to create balls of dough.
Now it’s time to either roll out your pizza dough for fresh pizzas, or wrap them well and stick them in the freezer for later!
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