Homemade Pizza Dough (Small Batch)

Homemade Pizza and Homemade Ice Cream are the two items that I want to focus making this summer. They are both  my summer food favorites, and being able to make these at home is something that I had always wanted to do. Making the homemade versions have a lot of advantages, mainly because it can be customized to personal preferences. Pizza for example is very flexible, there are variety of ways that you can do with pizza by just changing the toppings.

Homemade Pizza Dough

And every single change makes it an all together different kind of pizza. This means that while toppings could change, the base pizza dough could be the same. This is what this recipe is all about. A simple , basic and easy homemade pizza dough recipe that you can used for bake or grilled pizza. I am super excited with this and with the variety of ways I could use this especially for grilled pizza which I am very much looking forward on making every chance I got. Summer could be more fun with this homemade pizza dough that you can use to make amazing grilled pizza. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup warm water (110F-115F)
  • 1/2 tablespoon yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the water, yeast, and sugar. Let sit for 15 minutes, or until bubbly. If you do not have baking thermometer, microwave the water 15-20 seconds to warm it up.
  2. Add the flour and salt, and mix until a dough forms. Knead gently, adding more flour as needed, to form a soft dough. Cover and let rest 15 minutes. At this point, you can either shape it and proceed with baking the dough immediately or refrigerate the dough for up to 24 hours. The dough can also be frozen in a plastic bag bigger the size of the dough (leaving room for the dough to expand) for up to six months.
  3. To bake the dough, preheat the oven to 350F  with a baking stone or overturned cookie sheet inside. The dough can also be used in the grill. Spread the dough out to form a large circle or square. Top with desired pizza toppings. Place on preheated baking stone or cookie sheet bake until cheese melts. Baking time depends on how thin or thick you want the crust to be.
    • For use in grill, pre-bake the shaped dough for 5-minutes, then add the toppings and grill in a pre-heated grill. Grill until cheese is melted and bubbly. Check my Grilled Jalapeno and Cheese Pizza for pizza grilling tips.

Makes four 6-inch thin crust

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Homemade Pizza Dough

Good to Know:

  • The dough can also be made using a stand mixer. Use the dough attachment and mix dough for 10 -15 minutes or just until the sides of the bowl is clean and the dough can be form into a ball.
  • If you want to freeze the dough for later user, shape the dough to desired size. Pre-bake at 350F for 5 minutes then let cool. Wrap in a cling wrap and put inside ziplock bag. To thaw frozen dough, place the dough in the refrigerator overnight or let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before using.

Homemade Pizza Dough (Small Batch)

Recipe Adapted from: Bakers Upstairs (with my own modification)

Categories: Breads

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