Homemade Pizza Dough

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I’d like to think of myself as somewhat of a pizza connoisseur! Between my best friends having their own pizza oven, constantly being on a mission to find the best pizza on my travels, and having a weekly pizza night at home, I think I know my way around a pizza! And thanks to Matt + Adam and Roberta’s Pizza in BK, I have officially found the one and only Homemade Pizza Dough recipe that I’ll carry with me forever!

Homemade Pizza Dough - the only pizza dough recipe you'll ever need!

Here’s the thing. I don’t always have time to make pizza dough from scratch. And since I’m an equal opportunity pizza consumer, I’m not going to say no to store bought pizza. Whole Foods has a particularly delicious option that you can grab in the refrigerated section. And if you happen to live in my neck of the woods and can hop over to Santa Monica, Bay Cities Italian Deli has another epic option!! But if you’re inclined to make your own, as most of you suggested over on Facebook… I’ve got the perfect recipe for you!

The recipe only calls for a few ingredients, as most doughs do, but one of them is 00 flour. I frequently get mine from Amazon if you can’t find it in your local markets. It’s basically super fine flour that is perfect for baking!! And my culinary school instructors made a point of always having it on hand for pizza class! This recipe is enough to make 2 pieces of dough which I tend to use immediately. But if you’re prepping ahead, you could even double this recipe, portion it out into 4 pieces and once it’s done resting/rising/doing it’s thing, you can wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and pop it in the freezer for a later day. Just be sure to take it out, let it thaw and come to room temp before attempting to roll it out and make a pizza pie!!!

Then once you’re ready with your Homemade Pizza Dough – you could make White Pizza // Pea Pesto Pizza //  BBQ Chicken Pizza // Loaded Veggie Pizza // Bacon + Brussels Sprouts Pizza // Chicken Parmesan Pizza // Carnitas Pizza // BLT Pizza //  I mean, the possibilities are endless!!

Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade Pizza Dough

Gaby
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon 00 flour 153 grams
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 153 grams
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine flours and salt.
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together about 1 cup (200 grams) lukewarm tap water, the yeast and the olive oil. Pour it into flour mixture. Knead with your hands until just combined, approximately 2-3 minutes, then let the mixture rest for 15 minutes.
  • Knead the rested dough for 3 minutes until smooth. Cut the dough into 2 equal pieces and shape each into a ball. Place on a heavily floured surface, cover with dampened clean kitchen towel, and let rest and rise for 3 to 4 hours at room temperature. Alternatively, if you're making the dough a day before use, you can let it rest and rise for 8 to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
  • To make pizza, make sure the dough is at room temperature and place each dough ball on a heavily floured surface and use your fingers to stretch it, then your hands to shape it into rounds or squares. Top and bake.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from Roberta’s Pizza in Brooklyn NY

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68 comments

  1. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    I wanna crash one of those pizza parties sometime!! Have to order some of that 00 flour…

  2. naomi

    Yes, in a pinch I will do store bought dough–but honestly, that’s almost never because homemade is a cinch. I CANT WAIT to try you recipe!!

  3. [email protected] n Dishes

    Home made dough really is the best it’s just a matter of planning in advance to make the dough, which I rarely do:/ This dough looks soft and perfect. Btw YOUR BEST FRIENDS HAVE A PIZZA OVEN!!! Sorry for shouting, but that’s very exciting!

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  5. Monika

    I LOVE pizza night! I confess I have never made my own dough, but you make it sound so simple, I am going to try it this week!

  6. Heather Christo

    we are pizza addicts in our house- its so good all the time- and also- how amazing is Roberta’s???!!

  7. Meg

    We make homemade dough quite a bit. I use my food processor with the dough blade. Delicious!!

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  10. simon

    Hi:
    May I know what AP flour the above recipe is using?

    “Knead the rested dough for 3 minutes until smooth”, is that possible? The dough is wet, right?

    “Smooth” meant the dough should pass window pane test?

    I am really curious and hopefully you are able to share .

    Thanks

    • Gaby

      AP means all purpose.

      Kneading the rested dough – it’s not too wet to knead so you’ll be good to go.

      Not sure what the window pane test is?

    • simon

      hi Gaby:
      I’m sorry , what i meant which brand of AP flour the recipe used. I think there is a % of protein for different brand. I am using Gold Medal AP unbleached. The dough was way too wet, 3 minutes of kneading is impossible. By reducing to 175 g (by trial and error), It take about 5 to 6 minutes to obtain window pane result.

      that is why i am confuse about “Knead the rested dough for 3 minutes until smooth.”

      Cheers

  11. Becky Smith

    I love all your recipes! I’m having some trouble with this one though. I have tried this recipe twice and it is too wet to handle. Last time I literally poured it onto a pan and topped it with cheese and it was delicious, but what might I be doing wrong?

    • Gaby

      Hey Becky! Are you using the 00 flour? Sometimes I add 2-3 tbsp more flour and it will thicken up 🙂

  12. Erin

    Hi Gaby…HELP!

    My home made pizza dough is always an epic fail.
    I am using 00 flour and following all the steps.
    my goal is to get a crisp crust.
    what am I doing wrong?
    would be forever grateful if you could give me some tips to get it right!!

    Thanks
    Erin

    • Gaby

      Hey Erin! Sorry for the delay! Why is it a fail? does the dough come together? is it not getting crispy in the oven?? lMK and I can help troubleshoot

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  14. Jenna

    I made this dough last night and have it in the fridge for tonight 🙂 I’m excited! I looked online and found a range of times that it could take to bring the dough to room temp. The most common was 60-90 minutes. Does this sound right to you? Thank you! Excited for pizza 😀

  15. Haylea Jackson

    I’ve made this recipe a handful of times and it’s now my tried and true pizza dough recipe! It freezes beautifully and is so easy to make. My 2 year old son gets in on the fun too (helps measure, and pour ingredients). Great recipe- thank you!!

  16. Emily

    Hey Gaby!
    Question- when you’re at home, how do you cook your pizza? Do you have a steel, or do it on a cookie sheet/ pizza pan?

    Thanks!!!

  17. Brittany Chronley

    Hi! Sorry if I missed this, but what temp do I cook this at and approx how long?

    Looking forward to busting this out of the Olympic opening ceremony viewing on Friday!

    • Gaby

      depends on the toppings but usually 475 F. Check out my pizza recipes and that will tell you how long depending on toppings

  18. Christine DeSousa

    Hi Gaby,

    This is my 1st crack at your recipe. Does it matter if I use Active or Instant Yeast?

    Thanks!
    Christine

  19. Edi @ SunCakeMom

    I thought I’ve been missing out on something when you mentioned we need to use 00 flour for the pizza dough. I thought I’ve been doing it wrong in my whole life. Then I googled it and saw that 00 only means normal flour. Phew! Anyway, nice dough you have got there!

    • Melissa

      It’s not quite the same as normal flour, it’s superfine and creates an amazing texture you can’t get with any other flour

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  21. Kimberle Brown

    Having the same issue with this dough as others have-way too wet to knead comfortably without putting on a floured surface. Is this what you do and it’s just not a step in the recipe? Some bread doughs I have made require floured surface and others just in the bowl, but they are much dryer than this dough.

  22. Boyd Kobe

    I love homemade pizza dough! How fun to make it with the kids every week too!

  23. Grace

    Hi Gaby! I am making your carnitas/ guacamole pizza tonight with our left over carnitas and thought I would try your pizza crust!. Can cake flour be substituted for 00 flour or what would you recommend? Unfortunately, we do not have 00 flour. Thank you!

  24. Hidaya

    Hi Gaby! I want to try this recipe to make grilled pizza, does it work? or do I need a different recipe?

    • Gaby

      if you do it on a pizza stone – yes!! I haven’t tried this specific dough recipe on just the grill grates

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  26. Justin Patterson

    Hi! Looking forward to making this. Is this enough to make dough for 1 pizza or a couple? If I want to make several to have on hand for the future, should I just freeze them? Thanks!

    • Gaby

      2-3 pizzas!! and yes i freeze the dough all the time

  27. Gail

    Hi Gaby – if I would like to freeze some of the pizza dough for a later date at what point in the process do you recommend freezing? Thank you!!

    • Gaby

      at the very end! make it and then freeze it

  28. Sarah Dodge

    Hi Gaby! LOVE LOVE your new book – hoping your events get rescheduled soon!
    Can you sub bread flour for the 00 flour? Cannot find it at the stores given the shortage of flour with COVID.

    THANK SO MUCH!

    • Gaby

      I know it works with AP flour, but haven’t tried it with bread flour!! I’d say it’s worth a shot!

  29. Dankmar

    Hi! Is this the recipe for the pizza dough in your book?? I was going to prepare some pizza just to find that the book doesn’t have the instruction to prepare the dough!! It goes directly to “shape the dough into 2…” I ask because in the book only says the ingredients for the pizza and all purpose flour (I see more ingredients here) and the dough looks so amazing! Please advice.

    • Gaby

      The book just calls for 1 lb of dough so you can either use this or store bought dough!!

  30. Amy J.

    5 stars
    Excellent dough recipe, don’t be intimidated. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to knead the dough at first. I have made several dough recipes that fail to rise, not this one. It had the perfect consistency and rise. I doubled the recipe for a family of five and made 2 large pizzas with very thick crust. The flavor was there and was authentic. After living in Sicily for 4 years we know the real thing. I do need advice though…every time I use mozzarella di buffala, though I squeezed it in papertowels, I have puddles on my pizza and it is nearly ruined. Any suggestions?

  31. Carly Lambert

    Newbie (to homemade dough) question. Do I use 3/4 tsp of the active yeast packet or 3/4 tsp of the “prepared” activate yeast mix? I think I over thought this and did the later. My dough didn’t rise. I’d greatly appreciate some coaching.

  32. Ann

    Yay, I Finally found one lonely bag of 00 flour at Whole Foods and after two batches figured out how to get my oven super hot-used convection and oven – and voila! Perfectly, delightful to die for pizzas.

    And I’ve cooked so many of your recipes this quarantine that my boys are tired of hearing about “my best friend Gaby”!

  33. Ilana Umansky

    Can I use bread flour instead of 00 flour for the pizza dough?

    • Gaby

      no the protein ratio and grind won’t be quite the same

  34. Diane

    When I make pizza dough I have always used 00 flour. Why do you use a mix of 00 and all purpose flour? Just curious.

    • Gaby

      I like the consistency better when you mix them!

  35. Mike

    Hi! Have you ever tried to make this with sourdough starter instead of having to use instant yeast?