|Pizzeria Pizza Dough|
This recipe is the real deal! I have spent a long time trying to get a pizza crust just like they have at pizza places, and I finally did it!
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a homemade-tasting pizza crust that can be thrown together quickly (like my Quick & Easy Pizza Dough), but I wanted an exact replica of a pizzeria crust, and I knew that they were not punching down and kneading hundreds of dough balls every day!
My breakthrough came when I watched a You Tube video below from a New York pizzeria (I cannot find the video anymore for the life of me!). I scaled down his recipe to make 2 pizzas instead of 50 and it worked!
This is it, the real deal! Flavor, crunch and chew just like pizza from your neighborhood pizza place!
A pizza stone will work best, but if you don’t have one just use a pizza pan or cookie sheet…whatever you have!
This is a make-ahead recipe; you will need to make the dough 1-3 days before you need it.
This will make 2 pizzas.
Pizzeria Pizza Crust
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon dry yeast
1 cup room temperature water
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1. Mix flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add water and mix until the flour is incorporated. Knead with the dough hook on low speed for 5 minutes.
2. Add oil and knead for an additional 5 minutes.
3. Place dough on countertop; allow to rest for 10 minutes.
4. Divide dough in half; shape each half into a smooth ball. Place each dough ball into a greased container or bowl and cover. Refrigerate overnight or up to 3 days.
1. Place pizza stone in oven, if using. Heat oven to 550°. While oven is preheating, flatten and stretch each dough ball into a 12 to 14-inch circle, depending on desired thickness (or how big your pan is, if using one).
2. Place the dough on a large piece of parchment paper.
If using a pizza stone, you need a peel to get the unbaked pizza onto the stone. If you do not have one you can use a rim-less cookie sheet (this is what I use), or use an upside down cookie sheet to slide the parchment with the unbaked pizza onto the stone.
3. Build your pizza either on the parchment-lined pan you will cook in, or the parchment-lined pan or peel you will use to transfer it to the stone. Add desired sauce, cheese and toppings.
4. Bake for 4-6 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.
Pizzeria Pizza Dough