This article is a quick and easy guide about how to ready perfect pizza dough at home. It comes together in minutes, rises quickly, and makes incredible homemade pizza.
Today, we are giving you our favourite recipe for pizza dough when we haven’t planned. It comes together in just minutes, doesn’t need a long rising time, and makes fabulous pizza.
This quick and easy pizza dough is fantastic with part whole wheat flour or all white flour. it’s up to you. And it doubles, triples, and even quadruples beautifully and rolls out like a dream.
Pizza Dough Ingredients
- Medium 1 cup of warm water
- 1 small tablespoon of honey
- Use 1 tablespoon of oil
- 1 tablespoon of instant yeast
- Salt according to your taste
- 2-3 cups flour
Mixing The Pizza Dough
In a large bowl or the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix the water, honey, oil, yeast, and salt. Add the flour gradually until a soft dough forms and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The exact flour amount will vary, so go by the touch and feel of the dough versus the accurate cup measurements in the recipe. The dough should be soft and smooth.
EXAMPLE: Pizza dough should not leave a residue on your fingers but not super stiff, either.How To Ready Perfect Pizza Dough
Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes. More like 5-6 minutes if kneading by hand or if using whole wheat flour.
Let the dough rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Shape the dough into a pizza, spread with sauce and toppings, and bake at 475 or 500 degrees on a preheated pizza stone or a lightly greased baking sheet for 8-10 minutes.
Extra Tip For Perfect Pizza Dough
We almost always use 1/2 or up to 3/4 whole wheat flour with good results and let it knead for a few minutes longer.
Do I Need To Knead Quick Pizza Dough?
THE ANSWER IS YES: But we broke this recipe down into a few super easy steps. And this dough you only have to knead just a little.
- Stir together the ingredients to form a shaggy dough.
- Throw the dough on the counter and knead for 4-ish minutes.
- Add more flour if things are too sticky.
- Stretch the dough onto a well-floured surface. Sometimes we make circle pizzas. Sometimes they look like blobs. No one cares. They taste good.
- Put all your toppings on the pizza. If you want to be fancy, you can try some different according to your needs—just an idea.
- Bake the pizza – eat the pizza. That’s it.
Another Quick Way For Pizza Dough
- 4 1/2 cups flour, plus extra for dusting
- 55 g Castor sugar
- 2/3 cup warm water
- A pinch salt
- 25 g yeast
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
Instructions To Ready Perfect Pizza Dough
- Sift the flour and salt into a clean bowl and make a well in the middle.
- In a jug, mix the yeast, sugar, and olive oil into the water using a spoon and leave for a few minutes, then pour into the well.
- Gradually mix in the flour and swirl it into the liquid.
- Keep mixing, bringing more flour in, and when it all starts to stick together, mix in the rest of the flour with your hands.
- Make sure you wash your hands and dust them with flour first!
- Wipe off the counter and sprinkle a little flour onto it. Put the dough onto the counter and knead until it’s smooth and springy – it should take about 10 minutes.
- Shape pizza dough into a ball.
- Rub a little oil into a large bowl and put the ball of dough into the bowl.
- Loosely cover the dough with clingfilm and place in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.
- Sprinkle more flour onto the counter and knead the dough again briefly. Divide into four pieces.
Using Perfect Pizza Dough
Once risen, the dough is ready to be shaped into pizzas and baked. Use this dough for any pizza recipe you want to make and follow recipe instructions for shaping and baking times.
Why My Pizza Dough Not Rise?
It could be because of water. The water temperature plays a pivotal role in yeast activation. We all know that warm temperature is suitable for pizza dough, whereas hot temperatures are too much for perfect pizza dough. Excessively hot water, however, will actually kill the yeast, impede fermentation, and, ultimately, your dough will not rise.
Can I Still Bake Pizza Dough That Didn’t Rise?
You can still bake the dough but don’t expect the same flavour. If your dough didn’t rise, the yeast is probably dead. It could be because the yeast was old, or because the water you bloomed it in was too hot. You can still bake the dough but don’t expect the same flavour.
Any leftover dough can be placed in a zip-top freezer bag and frozen for up to 3 months. Allow the dough to thaw in the fridge before using.