This week has been all about making different pizza doughs and trying out new recipes. Today I would share my take on how to make a Classic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe at home.
If you have never made pizza dough at home, then this recipe is beginner-friendly so do give this a try and you are going to be impressed with the results
Homemade pizzas taste the best when done right. You can add different toppings on them and experiment with different cheese.
I once ordered cheese of the month subscription and tried different cheese on my pizza every month.
The fact that you can customise your pizza depending on your mood is the best part about making it at home.
Also, it is super easy to make and requires very less work.
All you need is your All Purpose flour or Caputo Tipo 00 flour(for better results), Salt, Water, Olive oil.
I have had so many friends try this recipe and they all really like it, so I can say it is fool-proof and it works perfectly every time.
If you are in the mood to make the best classic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe then gather all the above ingredients and follow this recipe.
750g All Purpose Flour/ Caputo Tipo 00 Flour
1.5 tbsp Instant Yeast/ Fresh Yeast(double the quantity of instant yeast)
Take the Flour in a Bowl and dissolve instant yeast(or fresh yeast) in a little lukewarm water in another smaller bowl.
Add salt as per your taste to the flour.
Now add the yeast solution to the flour and take some water in another bowl and start kneading the dough.
Make sure that you add little water every time and knead the dough. Don’t add all the water at once, as this will not hydrate all the dough well.
Also, if you live in colder climates, you can use lukewarm water.
Make sure that the water is not hot but Lukewarm and you are able to work with the dough while pouring the water.
Too hot water can kill the yeast which is not what we want.
Do it slowly and keep kneading till you have a nice soft ball of dough.
Once you have made a ball of dough, you need to apply some olive oil to it so it doesn’t stick to your hands and knead it well for a few minutes.
Now, keep the dough in a bowl and cover it with a wet cloth and let it rise for about an hour.
You are covering it with a wet cloth so that the dough does not form a crust on top.
Now, divide the dough into small dough balls and let them rest for a while or you can use them immediately to make your pizza.
Make sure to use enough flour while you stretch the pizza dough, else it would stick to the cooking surface or even your fingers.
Within 10-15 minutes your pizza would be ready!
Enjoy this recipe and let us know how you like it, if you have tried making the pizza dough this way.