For me pizza is the perfect comfort food. But it would be impossible to make it without a perfect pizza dough. There is a little secret for making a pizza dough, that my mom found out from an Italian chef. It is so simple! You must try this recipe for perfect pizza dough! | #pizzadough #perfectpizza #comfortfood #pizzadoughrecipe | simplyanchy.com

For me pizza is a perfect comfort food! Especially when you make it at home, with any topping that you want. And all delicious pizzas in the world, no matter what topping you are using, have one thing in common – soft and rustic pizza dough. That is why I decided to share with you this pizza dough recipe, that is so easy to make, it is no-fail, and is so perfect that you will never need any other recipe.

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I remember the time when I lived with my family near a pizzeria. Professional Italian chef was making pizzas and baking them in one of those big brick ovens. It would literally take 1-2 minutes for every pizza to be done. That is how hot that oven was.

For me pizza is the perfect comfort food. But it would be impossible to make it without a perfect pizza dough. There is a little secret for making a pizza dough, that my mom found out from an Italian chef. It is so simple! You must try this recipe for perfect pizza dough! | #pizzadough #perfectpizza #comfortfood #pizzadoughrecipe | simplyanchy.com

So, we were sitting at the table one night and waiting for our pizza, and my mom asked if she could get the recipe for the dough, because it was really delicious, and most importantly it was really soft, but still had crispy crusty edges. And the pizza chef told her that there are no secret ingredients, and the only way to make the best pizza dough to knead it by hands.

For me pizza is the perfect comfort food. But it would be impossible to make it without a perfect pizza dough. There is a little secret for making a pizza dough, that my mom found out from an Italian chef. It is so simple! You must try this recipe for perfect pizza dough! | #pizzadough #perfectpizza #comfortfood #pizzadoughrecipe | simplyanchy.com

And here I am, 20 something years later, recreating that same recipe for pizza dough, and I never failed. Every time, my pizza is really delicious, and I get perfect crust.

The only difference, that I sometimes do, is instead of rolling the dough on floured surface I use semolina to get even more crunch to the crust (well I guess that can be called a ”secret ingredient”, wink, wink).


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How to make the Perfect Pizza Dough

As the Italian chef told to my mom, there is no secret ingredient. All you have to do is knead it and then let it rise. And I really mean ”LET IT” rise. Never believe in those recipes that say you will have your pizza dough ready in half an hour. Most of them will give you hard crust, and you don’t want that.

For me pizza is the perfect comfort food. But it would be impossible to make it without a perfect pizza dough. There is a little secret for making a pizza dough, that my mom found out from an Italian chef. It is so simple! You must try this recipe for perfect pizza dough! | #pizzadough #perfectpizza #comfortfood #pizzadoughrecipe | simplyanchy.com

So here is what you have to do. Take the strong bread flour and combine it with salt. Mixing the salt into the flour will help the pizza dough to rise more evenly. Then add active dry yeast, sugar, lukewarm water and olive oil. You don’t have to mix them separately and wait for the bubbles. Just add everything to the flour. Now it is time to get your hands dirty!

For me pizza is the perfect comfort food. But it would be impossible to make it without a perfect pizza dough. There is a little secret for making a pizza dough, that my mom found out from an Italian chef. It is so simple! You must try this recipe for perfect pizza dough! | #pizzadough #perfectpizza #comfortfood #pizzadoughrecipe | simplyanchy.com

First mix with your fingers until everything is combined, and then turn everything over on working surface and start kneading. Stretch the dough in all directions. Press it, beat it, it doesn’t matter. There is no the right or wrong way, as long as you are working your pizza dough on the surface (for me kneading is kind of therapeutic process). You will have to knead it for at least 8-10 minutes to get the dough really elastic and soft. It will also stop sticking to your hands, so that is on of the signs that it is done.

For me pizza is the perfect comfort food. But it would be impossible to make it without a perfect pizza dough. There is a little secret for making a pizza dough, that my mom found out from an Italian chef. It is so simple! You must try this recipe for perfect pizza dough! | #pizzadough #perfectpizza #comfortfood #pizzadoughrecipe | simplyanchy.com

Now all you have to do is let it rise for 1-2 hours, until it is bubbly and doubled in size. After that use it to make your favorite pizza with special toppings and enjoy. What is your most favorite pizza topping? Do you have any secrets for making a perfect pizza crust? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below. I would really like to know what you think about this recipe!

For me pizza is the perfect comfort food. But it would be impossible to make it without a perfect pizza dough. There is a little secret for making a pizza dough, that my mom found out from an Italian chef. It is so simple! You must try this recipe for perfect pizza dough! | #pizzadough #perfectpizza #comfortfood #pizzadoughrecipe | simplyanchy.com

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Perfect Pizza Dough For me pizza is the perfect comfort food. But it would be impossible to make it without a perfect pizza dough. There is a little secret for making a pizza dough, that my mom found out from an Italian chef. It is so simple! You must try this recipe for perfect pizza dough! | #pizzadough #perfectpizza #comfortfood #pizzadoughrecipe | simplyanchy.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg (2 lb) strong bread flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 500 ml (2 cups) lukewarm water

Directions:

  1. In a big bowl mix together bread flour and sea salt.
  2. Add active dry yeast, sugar, olive oil and water, and mix to form the dough.
  3. I would recommend adding water gradually because different flours need different amounts of water.
  4. Turn the dough on working surface and knead it for about 8-10 minutes, until it is soft and elastic, and not sticking to your hands anymore.
  5. Return the dough to bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise for 1-2 hours in warm place, until doubled in size.
  6. After it’s doubled in size it is time to portion out your pizza dough, roll it* and top with your most favorite toppings.
  7. Bake your pizza on the highest temperature that your oven can be heated to. Mine is 250°C (480°F), until everything is nice and done. Enjoy!

Notes:

*To make your pizza dough stay soft but still have that crunchy edges use the semolina to roll your pizza dough, instead of regular flour. You will be amazed with the result.


Here are some gadgets that you might need. I use the all the time (not only while making pizza):


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For me pizza is the perfect comfort food. But it would be impossible to make it without a perfect pizza dough. There is a little secret for making a pizza dough, that my mom found out from an Italian chef. It is so simple! You must try this recipe for perfect pizza dough! | #pizzadough #perfectpizza #comfortfood #pizzadoughrecipe | simplyanchy.com

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