Homemade Pizza Dough


pizza dough on the panHomemade pizza dough with your own choice of toppings definitely be an interesting baking task. Many of us would have thought that making our own pizza is complicated. Nope, it’s an easy menu to prepare. You just need some extra hours. With few ingredients, some kneading , punching and rolling, yes…. you are done with a soft and fluffy pizza base.



The recipe serves 2 large pizza 

Ingredients :

  • 480gm High protein flour/ bread flour
  • 2.5 Teaspoon dry yeast 
  • 1.5 Cups warm water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1.5 Teaspoon salt

Let’s make the Pizza Dough :

pizza dough ingredientsPrepare the ingredients as required in room temperature. It’s optional to increase the amount of yeast used in this recipe between 2.5 to 3 teaspoon. If you are in rush,  add 3 teaspoon of yeast, let the dough rise, add the toppings and bake it. I used 2.5 teaspoon of dry yeast in this recipe, given  plenty of time for the dough to rise, rolled it, sprinkle the toppings and baked.



Yeast pyeast proofingroofing. In a small bowl, add in the warm water (a little hot only) and sugar. Give a stir till the sugar dissolve. Ensure at this stage, the water is only at lukewarm temperature. Then add in the yeast, give a complete stir and let it rest for 5 minutes. You will notice a creamy foam with some bubble on the mixture. Yes, the yeast is surely working well.



dough mixIn a kneading bowl, add in high protein flour, salt, olive oil, honey and mix well with spatula (or hand) first. Now add in the yeast mix.

Make sure the working place (kitchen) is warm enough (no fan at nearest). Warm room temperature will ensure the dough rise well.



pizza dough mixtureUsing spatula, mix all the ingredients together.  Then use your hand to do the kneading job. Knead the dough about 5-8 minutes. Right mixture of the dough can be felt while we are kneading it. It will start to be little fluffy while we keep pushing, pressing and folding it.



pizza dough to restNow it’s time to give the dough rest. Brush little olive oil on the bowl surface and on the dough (to avoid the dough become dry). Cover the bowl with clean kitchen towel (or lid) and let it to rest and rise for about 1 hour, or until it double the size.



pizza dough rise well

After 1 hours the dough is rise well.





dough punch twicePunch in down the dough twice to release the air out.





pizza dough divide twoThen divide the dough to 2 portions.





roll circle pizza doughOn the lightly floured work surface, start to roll the dough as thick or thin as you wish.





pizza dough on the pan


It’s optional to use rolling pin or only your hand to make the round shapes to fit your pizza pan. Brush some margarine/butter/ shortening on the pan before transfer the rolled dough on it.




apply oil on the pizza doughI used 11 inch diameter non stick pizza pan. There might be some excess dough, trim it off  to fit the pan accordingly. The choice is yours, thick pizza base or thin pizza base.

Brush some olive oil on the surface of the rolled dough. This step is to ensure any wetness from pizza toppings doesn’t absorb into the dough before baking it.



ingredients for chicken pizza

Dress up the pizza base with with your favorite toppings.





vegetarian pizza before oven bake

Then let it rest and rise for another 20 minutes (minimum).

Bake it for 15-20 minutes (depending on oven), with 175 Celsius.




pizza cut 8pcs


Serve warm…….

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