This is the only pizza dough recipe you’ll ever need, it’s quick and easy to make, while also requiring only 6 ingredients! There is no need for an electric mixer or dough hook, the only thing that you’ll need are your hands.
This pizza dough requires only two bowls, so by that you should understand that this recipe can’t get any easier and simpler. You can use this recipe for other things, not just for making pizza, for example you can make calzones, breadsticks, garlic knots, Stromboli and many other things if you just get creative.
Step-by-step guide on making the best pizza dough:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 2 packets active dry yeast (1/4 ounce each)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
In a large bowl pour the warm water, add the active dry yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes until foamy. Add the sugar, oil, and salt to the mixture, and stir them together. Then add the flour, and mix until a sticky dough forms.
Using olive oil, lightly brush another large bowl. Place the dough inside the large bowl and drizzle a little olive oil on top of the dough. Cover the large bowl with plastic wrap, set aside in a warm draft-free area, and let it rise until doubled in size, approximately for about an hour.
After the dough has doubled in size, place it on a lightly floured surface and gently knead 1 or 2 times, forming it into a round circle. Let the dough rest for about 10 more minutes before using, or storing it.