MEarth Home Kitchen Presents: Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough Recipe

(makes 4 personal pizzas)


3 cups white flour 

1 tsp fine sea salt

1.5 tsp active dried yeast 

1 tsp raw sugar

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup lukewarm water


  1. Measure flour + sugar + yeast + salt into mixing bowl and mix 
  2. Drizzle oil in and mix again to ensure even distribution
  3. Slowly add in water in 3 phases
  4. If using a mixer, use dough hook attachment and turn on mixer to “2” and slowly add the water until incorporated. Continue mixing until dough is smooth and elastic (about 10 min)
  5. If kneading by hand, remove from bowl once all water is added and knead for 10-15 minutes with the palm of hand until dough is smooth and elastic.
  6. Add more water or flour as needed to ensure ideal consistency.
  7. Place into lightly oiled bowl and cover for 1 hour until doubled in size.
  8. After doubled in size, remove dough from container and remove air from dough by pressing down on dough
  9. Divide dough into 4 balls of equal size.
  10. Place in container, cover, and leave in refrigerator overnight
  11. The next day, remove dough from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
  12. When ready to use, preheat oven to highest temperature possible. If using a pizza stone, place in oven at this time as well.
  13. Generously flour a smooth, flat surface like a pizza peel or cutting board. Otherwise work directly on pizza pan or sheet pan.
  14. Without any additional kneading, gently stretch out on ball of dough into circular shape, letting gravity do most of the work
  15. Lay dough down on board and continue to press into ½” thickness with fingertips into the desired shape.
  16. Working quickly, add toppings like tomato sauce, cheese, and vegetables. It is important that the dough does not stick on the surface and can slide around easily.
  17.  If using a pizza stone, slide pizza onto pizza stone in one swift forward motion. Otherwise put pizza in oven.
  18. Bake for at least 10 minutes with pizza stone, or more with pizza pan, until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

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