Homemade Pizza Dough: Enjoy The Perfect Family Pizza Night

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Want to have a perfect family pizza night? Then, learn how to make perfect homemade pizza dough and make every family pizza night a night to remember!

The secret to a perfect pizza is, of course, the dough. And a perfect pizza dough is thick, fluffy and has just the right amount of crunch. Here’s an easy homemade pizza dough recipe to try. Never look back or use a different pizza crust recipe again – trust me, you won’t want to!

Homemade Pizza Dough: Enjoy The Perfect Family Pizza Night With Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade pizza dough is frugal, fun, and healthy since you are able to control the ingredients. As a pizza loving family, this recipe is tried and tested. My family enjoys homemade pizza better than take-out, so I’m confident that your family will also enjoy this one!

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F.)
  • Additional flour for hands and surface

Cooking Instructions :

Step 1:

Step 1 | Homemade Pizza Dough : Enjoy The Perfect Family Pizza Night With Homemade Pizza Dough

In a small mixing bowl add yeast. Pour 1/2 cup hot water (that is at least 100-110 degrees F) over yeast. Stir with fork. Let set 10 minutes. Yeast will become creamy and bubbly. This is normal and expected. Add the remaining warm water to the yeast.

Step 2:

Step 2 | Homemade Pizza Dough : Enjoy The Perfect Family Pizza Night With Homemade Pizza Dough

Add yeast mixture, salt, olive oil and flour in the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Mix ingredients at medium speed until smooth and elastic. Be sure that the ingredients are thoroughly combined. This should take about 15 minutes.

Step 3:

Step 3 | Homemade Pizza Dough : Enjoy The Perfect Family Pizza Night With Homemade Pizza Dough

Place dough in a lightly greased bowl. The dough will be very sticky so a little grease is necessary. There is no need to over grease the bowl as this is just a holding step. Cover with greased plastic wrap. Let dough rise in a draft-free environment for 2-3 hours.

Step 4:

Step 4 | Homemade Pizza Dough : Enjoy The Perfect Family Pizza Night With Homemade Pizza Dough

Now, place a fairly dense layer of flour on your working surface. You’ll want to coat your hands in flour before working with the dough as it will still be very sticky and you don;t want to waste time or dough by having to pick it off your hands! With floured hands gently push down dough, turn out onto a floured surface and roll it.

Step 5:

Step 5 | Homemade Pizza Dough : Enjoy The Perfect Family Pizza Night With Homemade Pizza Dough

Divide dough into your desired portions. This depends on if you want to do individual pizzas or shared pizzas for the family. Form into round(s) balls and let stand 20 minutes. In this recipe the dough was divided into 6 equally portions to make 6 thin 10-12 inch pizzas.

Step 6:

Step 6 | Homemade Pizza Dough : Enjoy The Perfect Family Pizza Night With Homemade Pizza Dough

Stretch dough gently into thin shape(s). Place on a baking sheet evenly sprinkled with cornmeal. Top with desired ingredients and cook! Prepare yourself for the best pizza dough crust you’ve ever had!

Note : If you don’t want to use all the doughs immediately you can put them inside a greased zip lock bag and put in your refrigerator. These will last about a week, so don’t wait too long! And once you’re ready to use the dough, make sure to put it first to room temperature before you start rolling and kneading it into a shape.

If you want a healthy pizza recipe check this out : 10 Homemade Healthy Pizza Recipes

Want to see how this perfect homemade pizza was made? Check out this video from Foods101withDeronda

There you have it, a perfect homemade pizza dough! Considering the cost of a store-bought pizza dough these days, it is very practical and economical to make your own homemade pizza dough. Chances are, it will also taste fresher and better all around. Top it with the toppings of your choice and have a perfect family pizza night! Enjoy!

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