Homemade Pizza Dough

Course Main Course


  • 320 ml Warm Water (38-43°C)
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 440 g All-purpose flour plus more for hands and surfaces


Prepare The Dough

  • Whisk the warm water, yeast, and sugar together in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a dough hook or paddle attachment. Cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add the olive oil, salt, and flour. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • With lightly floured hands, knead the dough for 3-4 minutes or use the mixer on low speed instead. After kneading, the dough should still feel a little soft. Poke it with your finger – if it slowly bounces back, your dough is ready to rise. If not, keep kneading.
  • Lightly grease a large bowl with oil and place the dough in the bowl, turning it to coat all sides in the oil. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or a clean kitchen towel. Allow the dough to rise at room temperature for 60-90 minutes or until double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 246°C. Allow it to heat for at least 15-20 minutes as you shape the pizza. Lightly grease baking sheet or pizza pan with nonstick spray or olive oil. Sprinkle the surface with a light dusting of flour.

Shape The Dough

  • When the dough is ready, punch it down to release any air bubbles. Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured work surface using lightly floured hands or rolling pin, gently flatten the dough into a disc.
  • Place on prepared pan and, using lightly floured hands, stretch and flatten the disc into a 30cm circle. Pinch the edge of the dough up to create the rim. Cover dough lightly with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and allow to rest for a few minutes as you prepare your pizza toppings.

Top and Bake

  • To prevent the filling from making your pizza crust soggy, brush the top lightly with olive oil. Using your fingers, push dents into the surface of the dough to prevent bubbling. Top with your favourite toppings and bake for 12-15 minutes. Slice hot pizza and serve immediately.