Basic Pizza Dough

Basic Pizza Dough Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst


Makes crusts for 2 (10-inch) pizzas

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes
Rise: 1 Hours


1 (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
2 1/2 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
1/2 cup semolina flour, plus more for rolling out
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt


1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in flours, olive oil, and salt to form a soft dough.

2. Turn dough out onto a surface lightly sprinkled with semolina flour; knead 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Shape dough into a ball, and place in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size.

3. Punch dough down. Divide in half.

Julia Dowling Rutland,

Coastal Living

February 2013
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