I use this pizza dough recipe from Ricardo all the time. It’s fast and simple.
NOTE: This recipe makes enough dough for two 9-inch pizzas, and the recipe above is for one, so be sure to double the mushrooms, cheese, and sauce if making the dough recipe below.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus more when kneading)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup warm water very warm, but not scalding
- 1 tsp quick active yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour and salt.
- In a small bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes—the yeast should bloom.
- Add water mixture slowly to the flour stirring with a wooden spoon until a dough begins to form.
- At this point, tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until a smooth ball is formed. You’ll need to sprinkle in extra flour to reach the perfect consistency (this usually amounts to an extra 1/4 cup of flour).
- NOTE: The dough should feel smooth, be easy to handle, no longer sticky and not dry.
- Place in a well-oiled bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and place somewhere warm to rise for at least 30 minutes. I stick my dough in the microwave with a mug of boiling water.
- Tip dough onto floured surface and roll out into a large rectangle, the size of your baking sheet. Carefully transfer the rolled out dough onto the well greased baking sheet.