Basic Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza is everyone's fav..But the key to good pizza is a good dough .A well kneaded soft dough results in perfect pizza.You can either blind bake the pizza first or yo could bake the pizza with the toppngs .I prefer baking the base first.Like if i'm making pizza for dinners I start preparing the dough and bake the base and keep it ready .I also keep my pizza sauce ready so i have less work in the evening I just assemble the pizza and bake it till the cheese melts.Saves a lot of time.You could freeze the dough too but I always prefer using fresh dough.If freezinng dough you just need to remove it out from the fridge and let it rise for an hour and then bake.
I have included some stepwise pics for ease of understanding the process.



Ingredients:
3 cups flour
3/4 tbsp yeast
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar

Method:
Mix the salt and flour in a bowl.

Add yeast to lukewarm water with 1 tbsp sugar and let it sit for 3-4 min till it turns frothy.

Mix the yeast to the flour and knead ,you'll see the dough is sticky.
Add the melted butter and milk and knead , slowly add the oil and knead well till the dough is smooth and elastic .
Cover the dough with cling foil and allow it to double .It may take an hour or two.
Punch down the dough and divide into two equal half
With the rolling pin flatten the dough.Place the pizza base on pizza tray lined with parchment and bake for 8-10 min at 180 degree Celsius .You can flip the base and cook on the other side.


Spread the pizza sauce ,cheese and your fav toppings and bake the pizza till the cheese melts..I'll post the recipe of this yummy cheesy pizza very soon.Do come back to check the post.



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32 comments:

  1. Home made pizza is just irresistible! Looks lovely!

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  2. useful post willtry sometimes

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  3. very well explained and it has come out nice

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  4. Sorry I beg to differ. Pizza is not our fav. In fact it's hardly eaten except every few months once. But certainly good to learn on how to make the dough. Definitely I can now tell my friends how to make.

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  5. Love this post! And the finished pizza looks irresistible!

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  6. Yummy what cheese did you use...

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  7. I love pizzas even my daughter.When you bake the pizza seperate ,did u feel any difference? I normally add sauce and toppings too at one go.

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    1. Ya I feel it's better to bake the base first.. Sometimes I bake the base and keep it for the next day too..it becomes handy..

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  8. kya baat hai, Dominios bandh karvane ka plan hai kya? looks tempting.

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  9. lovely pizza dough..yumm :)

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  10. That is yummy pizza and perfect pizza dough Gloria.

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  11. The pizza dough looks perfect..Lovely step wise explanation with pictures. Going to try baking the base first next time I make my vegan pizza. Thanks for such a nice post.

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  12. Pizza is something that is not really accepted at home so I make it very rarely. Recently only realised that it is best to bake the base first and then do all the toppings. lovely post dear...

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  13. Very informative post and yumm yumm pizza.......u baked to perfection... :)

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  14. The dough has rised beautifully and I am sure the pizza turned out amazing...yummy toppings!

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  15. Hi Gloria what cheese did you use

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  16. Useful post dear!!!! Perfect Pizza too

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  17. Nothing better than home made version.

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  18. hi
    nice post
    I want to ask instead of yeast what can be used as we are not eating yeast

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    1. thanks...you could use baking powder to knead the dough use 3 tsp baking powder for 2 1/2 cup flour ..knead well ,keep aside for 10 min then roll and put the toppings and bake..

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  19. Very useful post...much needed to make homemade pizza:)

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  20. How many pizzas can be made by this recipe..

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  21. Two medium sized and one small pizza

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  22. Hi please am trying the recipe now but I want only two medium size pizza please tell me how much yeast to use for 1 and 1/2 cup of flour that is half the recipe as soon as possible

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    1. Use 1 tsp yeast.. By dividing into half u may get two small size pizzas though

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  23. pizza is my all time favorite...you explained it very well.

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  24. Hi I need your help,am baking mini pizzas for a party so can I bake the mini pizzas base for 5 mins and keep all 100 in the freezer and use after 4 days,I mean I will put the cheese and sauce after 4 days so that should be fine right please help

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  25. Yes you can bake the base and store it in a airtight container or zip pouch in a freezer

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