Italian Pizza Dough

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My home-made pizza dough; I make it 3 to 4 times a week.


  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 egg, beaten


Stir yeast and sugar into lukewarm water, using a fork. Let stand in a warm place until a creamy layer forms on top of the water, about 10 minutes.n

Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Mix olive oil into flour and stir for 2 minutes. Pour yeast mixture and beaten egg into flour mixture and stir to make a stiff dough. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead until springy and smooth, about 8 minutes. Place dough into a floured bowl and cover with a piece of plastic wrap wiped with a thin film of olive oil.n

Let dough rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down and roll out to desired shape.n

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cook time: –
Total time: 1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 6 – Yield: 1 pizza crust



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