Pizza Dough
Serves: 4 (12 inch) pizzas
  • 400 milliliters room temperature water (which is a little over 1½ cups)
  • 5 cups type 00 flour
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh yeast
  • 1½ tablespoons salt
  1. Pour water and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer, mix on high for 1 minute
  2. Crumble the fresh yeast into the liquid and let it mix for another 60-90 seconds
  3. Turn the mixer down to medium and slowly add the flour
  4. Let the dough mix on a medium to low setting for 11-14 minutes
  5. With floured hands, take the dough out of the mixer, and place into a lightly floured bowl
  6. Form the dough into a bowl, cover the bowl and let sit for 45-60 minutes
  7. With floured hands, remove the dough, and break it into 4 equal pieces
  8. Using your hands, roll the pieces of dough into round balls
  9. Cover the balls of dough and let them rise for another 45-60 minutes
  10. When the dough has risen, oil 4 (12 inch) baking pans
  11. Dust the dough with flour and begin to knead it open with your hands
  12. While opening the dough, be sure to leave the outermost inch untouched which will ensure a nice airy crust
  13. Lay the opened dough out in the baking pan
  14. Add your favorite ingredients!
Recipe by Feeding an Italian at