Monday 31 March 2014

Pizza Dough

A very easy to make pizza dough at home. Make pizza or just enjoy a loaf. The dough gives a perfect crust for the pizza. Thin or pan it depends on the choice with this no fail recipe.

Ingredients for the dough:
  • All purpose flour/plain flour (Maida) : 1 cup
  • Dry Active Yeast : 3/4 tsp
  • Milk (luke warm) : 1/2 cup
  • Water (luke warm) : 1/2 cup (quantity will be adjusted as per the dough)
  • Sugar : 1/2 tsp
  • Salt : 1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil/Veg oil : 2 tbsps

Method for preparing the base dough:
Activating Yeast
  • Mix sugar and yeast in Luke warm milk. Cover and keep aside for 10-15 minutes depending on the room temperature. After sometime you will see that the mixture has become very frothy. This is the indication that your yeast is activated.
Kneading the dough :
  • Sieve flour in a big bowl, mix salt to it. Add yeast to it and try to collect all the mixture together and knead a soft dough. At this stage you can add luke warm water as per the dough. The dough need to be very soft and sticky. 
  • Once combined well add oil. 
  • Put the dough on the work surface and knead for 5 minutes. (You can dust it with some flour while kneading)
  • Keep the dough in well greased big bowl and cover with cling film or wet kitchen towel. Keep it in a warm place for 1-1/2 hr or unless the dough is doubled in size. (The best place which I find is oven with the light on).
  • Once the dough is risen, its ready to roll.

Note : Below pictures here are just to give a rough idea. Quantity of the ingredients is totally different.

Thanks n Happy Baking 
Priyanka :)


  1. do u bake it after rolling or use it as it is for pizza ?

    1. Riya I use it is without baking, u can refer the below link

  2. Hi Priyanka! Would like to make the dough in advance and use it in the morning to make pizzas for my kids lunch boxes. Is it possible to store the dough overnight in the fridge? Thanks

    1. Yes you can put it in fridge. Immediately after kneading the dough, do not let it sit to rise, instead wrap it well (3 layers of cling foil) and put in fridge. When ready to use, take it out and bring it to room temperature and let it rise, then roll out.
      You can freeze it too. Thaw it before using at room temperature and let it rise before using.
      I have tried these but for me the pizza crust was not as soft as baked with freshly kneaded dough. It turned out to be a little dense. but not very disappointing.

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