Basic Pizza Dough
The starting point for countless great recipes. Good with a variety of vegetables, meats, and cheeses to make a wide range of pizzas.
Prepare ahead: The dough can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Let stand in a warm place about 2½ hours, until doubled, and knead briefly before using.
Preparation Time15 min
Cooking Time25 min
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together, Game Day
Recipe CourseMain Course
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and TextureChewy, Crisp
Type of DishPizza
- 3 2/3 cups bread flour
- Two ¼ oz (7g) envelopes instant yeast
- ½ tsp salt
- 1½ cups tepid water
- 2 tbsp olive oil, plus more for the bowl
Combine the flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center, add the water and oil, and stir to make a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured work surface about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
Roll the dough into a ball. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and turn to coat the dough. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place until doubled in size.
2008 Dorling Kindersley