Pizza dough?

Does anyone have a recipe for pizza dough? I have tried a handful but it never turns out quite right. The last one I tried was like eating floured cardboard. I have been using the frozen dough recently, but I would really like to make my own.


I make mine in the bread machine. I don't have a recipe for regular pizza dough. I would love one though. We eat a lot of homemade pizza. Frozen pizza dough is expensive.


Do you ever watch the food network? Here is Bobby Flay's recipe for pizza dough. I do believe this man could make dirt taste good. I love to watch his show and to see him on Iron Chef America. Don't you?


  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling (Chef's Note: Using bread flour will give you a much crisper crust. If you can't find bread flour, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour which will give you a chewier crust.)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 envelope instant dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water, 110 degrees F
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons

Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine. While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.
Thank you for sharing Rayne! That looks easy enough. I could probably make that. I think we are going to have pizza at some point this weekend. I have all of those things on hand so I will give it a try.


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Thanks indeed! We are going to get a new bread machine within the next week or two, the one they sent us was broken in a spot that prevented it from even turning on. If it is that easy then anyone in the house can do it and nothing is better than fresh dough!


Thank you! We are making homemade pizza tomorrow. I am going to try this recipe. When I make dough in the bread machine it always taste very "yeasty".


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I am always experimenting with different dough recipes myself. I have yet to find "the one". I just used this one tonight and it was decent. It didn't have to be raised and the yeast didn't have to be proofed either so it was really a dough that could be used in a time crunch.