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Basic Pizza Dough

90 minutes


  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing bowl and dough
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting work surface
  • 1 cup slightly warm water


  1. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a dough hook, pour the warm water in and sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. * Do not use hot water or it will kill the yeast and your dough will not rise.
  2. Add the sugar, oil, and salt into yeast mixture.
  3. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour and mix until a dough ball forms. You may want to transfer to a floured work surface and knead by hand until a smooth ball comes together. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and brush top with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm area for about an hour. The dough should double in size.
  4. Cut the dough in half. Place both pieces on a floured work surface and gently knead. You can roll one piece out now into a 12-inch round.
  5. To freeze the second piece, wrap the dough in plastic and place it in a resealable freezer bag for up to 3 months.

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