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Basic Pizza Dough

Basic Pizza Dough ~ Easy to make, basic ingredients and will satisfy all your pizza needs, just like grandma used to make.Basic Pizza Dough ~ Easy to make, basic ingredients and will satisfy all your pizza needs, just like grandma used to make ~ The Complete Savorist This is the pizza dough I have been eating my entire life. This is my late grandmother’s recipe and she passed it down to Mom2 and now each of my siblings and I have it. Since I am all things dough challenged, this recipe is perfect for me. It is basic and I can do basic where dough is concerned. I toss in the ingredients in the mixer, spend the next 50 minutes beating it down every 10 minutes and violá, roll it out and top it.

Growing up, pizza was served on baking sheets. My grandma didn’t have the round pizzeria style pans. The pieces in the center would be super weak, having no crust to buoy them up. It was the corner pieces that I sought after. Two sides of crust. Yes. Mmmm. Ironically, now, I go for the middle pieces. Funny how tastes change.

The pizzas were usually just cheese and sauce. Occasionally, the pizzas had all the meats and veggies. However, the one thing that stands out was the plate of bologna, salami, and American cheese that we were to use to top our pizzas. When I think about it now, I am wholly torn. In my memory it all tastes AMAZING. The grown up, food-knowledgable adult in me kind of quivers in disgust. However, if my grandma was still here and offered me her pizza and handed me a bologna and American cheese slice, I’d take and eat and let’s face, I’d probably enjoy it like I did as a kid.

Basic Pizza Dough ~ Easy to make, basic ingredients and will satisfy all your pizza needs, just like grandma used to make ~ The Complete Savorist

Basic Pizza Dough

Author: Michelle
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup HOT (not boiling) water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 pkg (2tbsp) yeast
  • 6 cups flour; divided 3/3
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Using an electric mixer with the dough hook attachment, add the water, oil, yeast, sugar, salt and 3 cups of flour.
  2. Mix until combined.
  3. Slowly add the 3 remaining cups of flour.
  4. Mix until combined.
  5. Let it sit in the mixer, mix ever 10 minutes for the 50 minutes.
  6. After 50 minutes, place on a floured board, let sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Cut the dough to suit.
  8. Roll dough out and use in desired sheet/pan/oven/stone.
  9. Once rolled, brush edges with olive oil.
  10. Top and bake.

Recipe Notes

This will make 3 large, baking sheet pizzas, or up to 10 personal size pizzas, depending on how you chose to divide it.


Basic Pizza Dough ~ Easy to make, basic ingredients and will satisfy all your pizza needs, just like grandma used to make ~ The Complete Savorist Basic Pizza Dough ~ Easy to make, basic ingredients and will satisfy all your pizza needs, just like grandma used to make ~ The Complete Savorist Basic Pizza Dough ~ Easy to make, basic ingredients and will satisfy all your pizza needs, just like grandma used to make ~ The Complete Savorist Basic Pizza Dough ~ Easy to make, basic ingredients and will satisfy all your pizza needs, just like grandma used to make ~ The Complete Savorist

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Florian @ContentednessCooking
    May 26, 2015 at 3:16 am

    This is a perfect homemade dough pizza recipe! The step for step instructions are perfect so you can have your own dough fast and easy!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 27, 2015 at 2:47 am

      Thank you Florian, hope you get to make some pizza soon.

  • Reply
    Jeff the Chef
    May 26, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Ugh! I’m cringing at the idea of bologna and American cheese on pizza, but I love the description of your grandma’s cooking and your fond memories of it.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 27, 2015 at 2:47 am

      I totally understand why you’d cringe. The adult me does as well.

  • Reply
    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo
    May 26, 2015 at 4:52 am

    I haven’t made homemade pizza dough in a very long time..nothing better. Will have to give your recipe a try. Have you tried to freeze it?.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 27, 2015 at 2:48 am

      I have never tried to freeze it before, but I did pop some in the freezer this time and will be giving it a try. I will report back once I know how it goes.

  • Reply
    Kathy Hester
    May 26, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Homemade pizza is the best!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 27, 2015 at 2:48 am

      Couldn’t agree more Kathy.

  • Reply
    Julia
    May 26, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I am always looking for a good, basic pizza dough recipe. I don’t make the dough myself nearly as much as I should.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 27, 2015 at 2:49 am

      I am dough challenged, so I can vouch for how easy and basic this is to make.

  • Reply
    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    May 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Love that I can use my stand mixer! i’ve been looking for a great pizza dough, pinning!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 27, 2015 at 2:50 am

      Can’t wait to see how you top your pizza!

  • Reply
    Cynthia
    May 26, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    everyone needs a basic pizza dough recipe under their belt!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 27, 2015 at 2:50 am

      I agree. I love how easy this one is.

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    May 26, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    5 stars
    You make pizza dough look delicious. I can imagine putting a whole bunch of veggies on this dough and top with a truck load of cheese.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 27, 2015 at 2:50 am

      Yes, maybe two truckloads of cheese.

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    May 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Beautiful recipe Michelle. I would give anything for gluten free pizza dough to look that good 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 27, 2015 at 2:51 am

      Thank you Sandi, I confess I would be lost if I had to do GF baking.

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    Janette@culinaryginger
    May 28, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    5 stars
    I love the tutorial, thank you for sharing this great recipe.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Janette.

  • Reply
    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    May 28, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    This looks like the perfect pizza dough recipe – and I LOVE that it’s been passed down through your family. All the best recipes are 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 28, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      That really is the truth Becca, all the best ones are passed down.

  • Reply
    sheila cleary
    July 23, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I remember your Grandms pizza, better than pizza chains

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 25, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Couldn’t agree more.

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