27 January 2012

My Pizza Dough Recipe

Here's a copy of the pizza dough recipe I use most every week. I use it not only for making pizzas, but calzones, cheesy bread, and French Bread. A photo follows at the end of the recipe.

What you need:
  • 1 ½ Cups warm water (about 110 degrees)
  • 3-3 ½ Cups flour (amount varies with humidity)
  • 1 ½ tsp. Yeast
  • 1 ½ tsp. Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt (I use onion salt for more flavor. If you do this, you can omit the onion powder)
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
Putting it Together:
  • Set your bread machine to the "Mix Dough" setting and then add the brown sugar, water, and yeast. Let proof for about 5 minutes
  • Add 1 cup of flour and then olive oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano
  • Start the machine and add the remaining flour ½ cup at a time. Let the machine incorporate the flour before adding more. Once all flour is added, make sure the dough is not too wet or dry (add flour or extra water as needed)
  • Once the dough cycle is complete (about 1 hour 40 minutes), remove dough and gently roll into a ball
    • OR remove dough from machine after it is finished kneading- about 20 minutes- and place in a large, oiled, bowl. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and place in a warm area until doubled- about 1 hour), then remove dough and gently roll into a ball
  • Let rest for 10 minutes and then you are ready to create your pizza
  • You will have enough dough for 1 very large pizza or 2 smaller ones. Also, you could get 2 smaller pizzas and 2 calzones out of this recipe.
Here are a few ideas for you...

Taco Pizza

How to Make Calzones

My Version of Papa Murphy's Cheesy Bread

Here's a photo of the dough after it's been "de-fluffed" and shaped. This is the photo I used for the Cheesy Bread, so the dough is in a log shape. If you are making two pizzas with this recipe, then the log shape is fine, as it makes it easier to divide. If making one pizza, the dough should be in a ball shape.
photo of dough shaped in log


  1. I'm lazy I just buy frozen pizza...lol

  2. You have pizza every week? You are lucky! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Ann: :-)

    BeadedTail: Pretty much every week. I've been playing around with different toppings and I'm currently making them breakfast pizzas (eggs, bacon,sausage,spinach,feta cheese) :)


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