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Jun 19, 2011

Basic Pizza Dough Recipe / How to Make Pizza Dough from Scratch


This is a basic pizza dough that is used to make all kinds of stuff like buns,pizzas,calzones and many more..I am planning to post so many recipes that calls for this dough,so I thought of posting this dough recipe as a separate post..Today I made some nice masala buns..I will post that recipe tomorrow...So please try this and let me know what you think..




Preparation Time : 10 mins

Resting Time : 1 hour

Ingredients:

All Purpose flour / Maida -2 cup + more as needed
Dry Yeast - 1.5 tsp
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Warm Water-1 cup or as needed
Olive oil-1 tblspn

Method:

Take flour in a bowl and mix salt with it.

Mix yeast,sugar with warm water and set it aside for 5 min or till it foam up.

Add the yeast water with the flour mixture and make a soft dough

Apply oil all over it generously and cover it..

Cover it with a damp cloth and Set this aside in a warm place till it doubles in size( for about 1 hour).

When it doubles,knock out the air and knead the dough for 3 min. Add extra flour if you need

Now it is ready to use for your yummies.

TIPS FOR THE PERFECT PIZZA DOUGH:

1)The dough which you make should be very soft and slightly sticky before the first rise, once it is risen then add more more and knead to a soft dough. This ensures that the pizza base turn crispy and chewy.

2)You can refrigerate the dough for a week. And use whenever you need. But make sure you use a big bowl or container, because they do rise in the fridge.

3)You can use other oil or butter in the dough. But in my opinion olive oil gives the real flavour.

Pictorial:
Take yeast in a bowl


add sugar


now lets activate the yeast


Pour warm water  over it


let it sit for 5 mins




add flour over this


season with salt


mix well


Now it is all combined...
At this point the dough will be very soft and slightly sticky..This sticky dough will gives the best pizza base
add little oil over this, to prevent the dough forming a skin


knead well..
cover with a plastic wrap
And set aside till it is doubled in size

Look how beautifully it has risen

So puffy

Knock back the air down
I forgot to take pictures of knocking the dough..
so when i made a second batch i too these pictures,
 hence different bowl..You can add more flour and knead it to
soft dough

This is how it looks once you have knocked the air out


Now you can use this in your recipes

74 comments:

  1. Nothing will replace the homemade stuffs, pizza dough looks wonderful..

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  2. Hi Aarthi, how did you cook it in the end? I recently bought a pizza stone which you put in the bottom of the oven and cook it on the stone... it makes amazing pizza!

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  3. Can't wait to try this pizza dough - sounds wonderful, my kids will be thrilled. Now following you
    Mary

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  4. esta es la verdadera masa para las pizzas dobla en tamaño y sacar el aire,queda crujiente y no se endurece al otro día felicitaciones,cariños y abrazos.

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  5. thanks for posting this basic dough procedure. Very useful post

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. very useful for me..thanks for sharing!

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  7. thanks for sharing tips of making pizza dough

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  8. wow i hv never tried this at home.. its perfect will try it..

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  9. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! It is always nice to find new food blogs! Have a great day!

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  10. pizza dough looks simply perfect..soft and elastic ..good recipe !

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  11. It's always great to have a quick dough recipe on hand, thanks for sharing this it looks great.

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  12. Hi dear,thx u for ur lovely comment..happy to follow u..u have a nice collection.

    pizza dough looks wonderful!!

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  13. Hi Aarti
    Thanks for dropping by and for ur lovely comments.
    I have been your follower since some time now guess from May this year :)
    Do let me know if you don't see me on the followers list. Will follow again. Thanks

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  14. Popped in to say hi! I've always loved making pizza!

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  15. I too follow almost a similar method! Keeper!

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  16. We all need a basic pizza dough recipe, Aarthi; it leads to all sorts of tasty new results! :) Love calzones!

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  17. The best pizza dough is definitely homemade. I load mine with garlic. YUM!

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  18. Hai Aarathi...You have got a lovely space and nice collection of recipes...Thanks for dropping at my space and your lovely comments.
    Pizza dough is a very useful post and You have explained it very nicely.

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  19. Aarti, thanks for stopping my site. Love getting to know the sites of others

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  20. Hi Aarthi, I have a doubt, should we use Dry yeast or wet yeast for making the dough? UmaRaghu

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  21. Hi Aarthi, Is it possible to make the dough well in advance and store it in fridge. If so how many days we can store and use? Please reply, since it will be very useful for me to make in bulk and store it in fridge ( Especially before preparing for party's) - UmaRaghu/Poland

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  22. @Anonymousyes u can store in fridge for upto a week..

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  23. Can you tell me 2 cups of all purpose flour is equal to how many grams of all purpose flour/Maida

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  24. my yeast mixture has nt got frothy despite being kept for one hour. nd even I used dry yeast...whts wrong ..Help

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  25. @Priety MaheshwariIt is because of three reason.

    1)You must have added yeast to cold water. It wont get activated in cold water.

    2)You must have added yeast to very hot water, so it must have killed yeast.

    3)Your yeast must be expired. Always store yeast in fridge. Throw the yeast away and get a new batch.

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  26. Can we make pav buns and breads frm this dough as well.tia

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  27. From this dough can we make just one pizza
    I mean 2 cups of Maida is enough for making one pizza's dough? ???

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  28. @Anonymous Here is the link for pav buns
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2012/01/homemade-soft-fluffy-pav-buns-white.html

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  29. Can I freeze this pizza dough and use it whenever needed ?

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  30. @AnonymousYes u can freeze it individual portions and thaw it before using

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  31. Hi Aarthi, can any other oil instead of olive oil be used?

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  32. Hi aarti... i cnt find eaisly in nearest market... cn u plz tell me how to prepare pizza dough without yeast..?

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  33. 2 cup maida measurmnt equal to how much gm in making pizza dough???

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  34. Pizza dough is ready.. plz tell me wot next to do fo pizza base..?

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  35. @AnonymousCheck this recipe
    http://yummytummyrecipeindex.blogspot.in/2010/12/pizza-calzonesrolls-wraps-quesadilla.html

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  36. This is the best dough recipe ever.. No fail experience both the times I tried.. Many prayers your way....

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  37. If we dont have baking tray what else can i use instead of it

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  38. Hi Aarthi, have tried this recipe last week n let me tell you how beautifully it turned out..!! Wish i could send u a pic. Still basking in all the compliments I received. Now I want to know if I could try making sub sanwich bread out if this dough? Thanks again. Keep up the good work.!

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  39. @Anonymousyes u can make subway sandwich bread.

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  40. Is it 1 or 1.5 tsp yeast.bcoz in pictorial representatiom its shows only 1tssp so a doubt arised

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  41. @AnonymousNo it is 1.5 tsp, i used it because of the spoon.I dont have a 1.5 tsp

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  42. Hi aarthi,

    Could u please tell me how to use instant yeast for making pizza dough.this is the first time I will be using yeast so,I have got no idea.

    Thanks in advance

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  43. @Indujut add instant yeast in with the flour and other ingredients and knead it to a very soft sticky dough. Then proceed with other steps

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  44. Hello Aarti.... how many pizzas can be made from 240gms of dough

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  45. @Anonymousit depends on the size, you can make 2 medium size ones

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  46. Can i use rice flour instead of maida? Because of gluten sensitivity I'm looking for gluten free option.

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  47. Then can you suggest a recipe for gluten free pizza base?

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  48. what is the rising time when using the instant yeast?as it is a instant yeast,i have a doubt whether it needs the same rising time as dry yeast..thankyou

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  49. @Anonymousrising depends on climate. let it rise till it doubles in size

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  50. Can u tell me d difference between instant yeast n dry yeast?? I use active dry yeast(balls) in my recipes.. I proof d yeast always ...but i always get a yeast smell in d bread/dough..not like store bought ones..plz help.. Plz suggest sum good brands too

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  51. @Anonymous if you get yeast smell then reduce the yeast a little and allow it to rise for more time.

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  52. really a useful post. i like the way how you post with picture. it helps a lot. thank you so much.

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  53. hello mam. i am contant follower of ur recepies. All ur recepies turned out vry well. mam i have tried making pizza base many times but the problem coming in that is yeast smell. in kneeding dow the yeast smell comes in dow. plz tell me how can i avoid it.

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  54. @cheena goyalsome yeast has a over powering smell. Use diff brand next time.

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  55. Hi arathi.. Could u tell me if the active time for active dry yest would be the same as given in the recipe?

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  56. @Sapna Deoreyes i hope so, keep a eye on it. if it gets foamy and bubbly soon, then u can use it any time.

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  57. Hi Arti,
    I am Raji and I am a die hard fan of your recipes. They are simple and very easy to follow. And the pictorials help a lot. Could you please tell me which brand of yeast is the best? Bakers yeast?

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  58. Pizza Making is actually an art and it is very interesting teach in easy way thanks for information

    pizza making

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  59. Hi Aarthi, Can i replace maida with Wheat flour?Is the process same

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