Pizza dough

Flour, salt, water, yeast…. come together to create the ultimate start for a great Italian pizza!

Here is the process of making classic pizza dough…

Pizza dough

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dough, pizza
Author Lokesh


  • 500 grams maida or all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 grams sourdough or fresh yeastuse ½ teaspoon instant dried yeast, if sourdough is unavailable
  • 310 ml water

Step by step instructions

  • Place 200ml water in a large bowl. Boil the remaining water and mix with the cold water. This becomes the right temperature to activate yeast. Mix salt and yeast in the water.
  • Your yeast mixture is ready, stir the maida in it. Go ahead with your hand and mix it till it forms a ball like structure. knead the dough for 10 minutes, you can use a little dry maida to dust your hands. Here you have a soft, stretchy dough. this texture is a result of the super gluten formed as a result of constant kneading. It's time to let your dough sit for 2 hours in a warm place. You can cover the bowl using a cling wrap.
  • The dough has doubled in size, time to divide it in 5 equal parts of about 160 grams each. Place each piece in a separate bowl, let it rest for another 20 minutes, it shall again double itself. Finally, you'll get 5 pizzas of 12 inches each.

Lokesh Sethia

By Lokesh

A seasoned chef, who knows how to cook food as well as PHP, MySql. A hardcore vocal advocate of vegetarian lifestyle and believes in eating before sunset.

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