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Hi, love this pizza dough! I have used 00 flour, AP flour, a mix of whole wheat & white and always have got excellent results! I use yeast labeled for pizza’s but I have used reg yeast too and all work well! The yeast recommended for pizza’s makes the dough a little easier to stretch out and no worries about tears or holes developing in dough! I use this dough for calzones as well as pizza’s! As every Friday is pizza or calzone night! I make a batch of dough and freeze and the dough is ready to use as soon as it is thawed! Excellent recipe! Thanks so much!
This is one of the best pizza dough recipes I’ve ecountered. Made it last night and everyone enjoyed my veggie pizza. The dough was excellent!!
I’ve tried this recipe maybe 3-4 times now and never has it risen. Weird. The dough still works but it just doesn’t rise for me.
Hi, Felishia! Emma here, managing editor for Simply Recipes. It sounds to me like something is going on here, apart from the recipe itself. When’s the last time you bought new yeast? You might want to test it by dissolving a teaspoon of your yeast in 1/2 cup of water and adding a pinch of yeast — if it starts to fizz up after a few minutes, it’s good; if it doesn’t, then it’s time to replace your yeast. Are you making any other modifications to the recipe?
Make sure the yeast isn’t old. I made that mistake once and my dough didn’t rise.
Can you make it with GF flour/bread mix?
We haven’t tested it with GF flour, so I can’t say for sure. If you have a GF flour mix that usually works well substituted in yeast dough recipes, then go for it!
This dough came out great! I’ve been trolling for the best pizza dough recipe to make at home for ages and this was super straightforward and quick. I doubled the recipe for a big crowd of kids and adults, and made a few in the oven and a few on the grill. Delicious – and I’m a former New Yorker with high pizza standards!
Hi! My dough is rising as I type this, and I plan to freeze some of it, but I wonder: when I thaw the frozen dough, does it need to rise again before using or is it ready to go once thawed? Thank you!
Hi, Amy! Sorry to be slow getting back to you (I was on vacation!). The dough does not need to rise again after you thaw it. It’s ready to be shaped, topped, and baked as soon as it’s thawed!
Hmmmm…… Aside from the omission of sugar this doesn’t seem overly different from Elise’s tried and true Pizza recipe (http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/homemade_pizza/).
Am I missing something? What new does this recipe/version bring to the table?
Hi! This version uses all-purpose instead of bread flour, and uses a little more flour, too. Plus there’s the fact that it doesn’t require kneading, of course! This is just another option for people to try!
We are certainly all pizza lovers in our home but I’ve always steered clear of making my own dough. I always thought it would be too messy and awkward but you have made it look quite simple here so I am keen to give it a go. It’s great that the dough can be frozen too. Ideal for moms like me, I can make it up in bulk when the kids are busy :)
Regarding the salt, are we talking about regular table salt and not kosher salt. Do you know what the weight in grams of the salt would be? Does 8.54 g seem correct?
Hi, Jan! Yes, the recipe calls for regular table salt. I’d do about 2 scant teaspoons of coarse kosher salt, which I calculate to be about 10g. This is a super quick and rough conversion, but I think that being off by a gram or two will be ok in this case!
Hi can I use 00 flour to make this dough?
Hi, Renee — I haven’t tried with 00 flour, but I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t make fantastic pizza dough with this recipe. Give it a try and let us know how you like it!
Can this recipe be halved or the leftover dough be frozen?
Hi, Darlene — Sure! I’ve done both in the past and the recipe works just fine. If you halve the recipe, I’d recommend just mixing by hand as I’m not sure a beater would properly be able to mix the small amount. If you freeze half, let it thaw in the fridge before using. Enjoy!
This looks easy to make, but is too much for 2 people. Can the leftover dough be frozen?
Hi, Diane — Yup! The leftover dough freezes well. Just be sure to thaw it in the fridge before using.
Does this dough do well in the freezer?
Hi, Mary — Yup! The leftover dough freezes well. Just be sure to thaw it in the fridge before using.
Can you freeze the dough?
Hi, MG — Yup! The leftover dough freezes well. Just be sure to thaw it in the fridge before using.
Looks like a bunch of us are thinking the same thing. And I meant to ask you about making a half batch…thanks for answering that already too!
Ha! Yes! I added a note to the recipe as well.
Will this dough work with half whole-wheat flour & half AP flour? Or 100% whole-wheat flour?
Hi! Yes, I think it would work just fine with half whole wheat. I’m not sure about making a 100% whole wheat dough, however. I think it might end up too dense and tough. You could certainly give it a try, though. Let us know how it works if you do!