With all this extra time on my hands during the pandemic, I’m making staples that I never would have bothered to make in the past (either because I was privileged enough to have them available at any given time in the grocery store or because I thought it was too much work), but if I had known that it was this easy to make pizza dough at home I would have stopped buying pre-made dough years ago! It’s seriously so easy and so yummy! Give it a try and let me know what you think or comment below with suggestions or your own go-to pizza dough recipes 🙂
Makes 4 small pizzas
1½ cups warm water
2 tablespoons maple syrup/sugar
2 packages (1/4 oz each) active dry yeast
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (plus a few extra teaspoons for dusting)
1 cup white whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (plus a few drops for lining the rising bowl)
- In a bowl mix together warm water, maple syrup, and yeast. Let it sit for 5 min.
- In a large bowl stir together the flours and salt. Pour the yeast-water mixture and and 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil in the center of the flour mixture. Stir until all the flour and water is combined and a ball of dough forms.
- Dust your counter with a few tablespoons of flour and gently kneed the dough while dusting flour (1 teaspoon at a time) on the dough where it is sticky. continue to gently kneed the dough for 2 minutes forming it into a smooth ball.
- Line a big bowl with olive oil and place the dough in the bowl and cover with a towel.
- Let the dough rise for 1 hour (it’s best to let it rise in a warm area of your house).
- Once the dough has risen, cross cut it into 4 separate pieces.
- Roll out your dough and assemble your pizzas the way you like. Bake at 500 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the bottom of the crust is light golden brown. Enjoy!
Hopefully your Pizza looks a little less deformed than mine!