Pizza is a culinary preparation that consists of a flat bread, usually circular in shape, made with wheat flour, yeast, water and salt (sometimes olive oil) that is traditionally covered with tomato sauce and cheese and baked high temperature in a wood-fired oven The place where pizzas are sold is called a «pizzeria» and the bakery, «pizzero» (pizzaiolo in Italian). Although it is considered that its origin is in the Italian gastronomy, particularly the Neapolitan one, its consumption is extended to almost all the countries of the world with diverse local variants, which incorporated different ingredients to cover the dough. Along with the hamburger, the Pizza is considered the most widespread food in the world, as a consequence of the Italian diaspora that settled in America throughout the 20th century, mainly in New York, and also in cities such as Buenos Aires or Chicago.

Check out this great recipe for professional pizza dough!

Pizza Dough Recipe

Recipe by caion


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Pizza dough is incredibly easy and quick to make. As well, it leaves a lot of room for experimenting so it is perfect for beginners.


  • 470g flour (00 or all purpose) + additional

  • 9g yeast

  • 3 tbsp sugar

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 300ml water (room temperature)

  • 30ml olive oil + additional


  • In a big bowl, add 470g flour (00 or all purpose) + additional;
  • Add 9g yeast;
  • Add 3 tbsp sugar;
  • Add 2 tsp salt;
  • Mix;mix
  • Create a well in the middle;
  • Add 300ml water (room temperature);
  • Start stirring while adding 30ml of olive oil;stirring olive oil
  • Begin kneading until the dough forms into an elastic ball and is slightly sticky to the touch;
  • If you are finding that the dough is still quite wet, add 1 tbsp of flour in at a time;
  • The dough is ready when it is smooth on the outside and springs back when pressed;dough ready
  • Shape the dough into a ball;ball dough
  • Coat the dough and sides of the bowl with a bit of olive oil;oil dough
  • Cover the dough and allow it to rise 4-72 hours or until double in size. If using immeadiately, place in a warm or room temperature area. If not, place in the fridge for a slower growth process;
  • Gently lift the dough to release the air from it;lift dough
  • Lightly dust working surface with flour;
  • Transfer dough onto surface and lightly coat the dough with flour;
  • Shape the dough into a ball;
  • Divide the dough into four equal parts;dough 4 parts
  • Place them spread out on a tray and cover with plastic wrap or a wet towel;
  • Allow the dough to sit in a warm spot for 30 minutes;dough sit
  • Lightly flour your pizza peel or tray;
  • Use your fists to gently flatten and expand the dough out;dough fist
  • Once you have a somewhat round shape, start pinching around the edges to expand the dough;
  • Roll out the dough with a rolling pin or bottle;open dough
  • Your pizza dough is ready!pizza dough

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