Marie’s Traditional Pizza Dough

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 2 hrs Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Bread machine method:

    Place all ingredients in bread machine pan, select Dough setting, and press Start. When dough has risen long enough, the machine will beep. Turn off bread machine, remove bread pan, and turn out dough onto floured or oiled countertop or cutting board.

  2. OR Mixer method:

    Warm water to 105-115 degrees and add yeast and pinch of sugar. Let proof.

    Then add to mixer along with salt, sugar and enough flour to make soft dough.

    Knead until soft and elastic.

    Place in greased, large bowl. Cover. Let rise in warm place till double in bulk.

    Turn out dough onto floured or oiled countertop or cutting board.

  3. After dough has risen...

    Sprinkle one deep-dish or two 12-inch pizza pans with cornmeal. With your hands, gently stretch and press dough into large circle(s). Pinch dough around edge to form a small rim. Let rise a little longer for best crust.

    Spread your favorite pizza sauce on top of dough, then add cheese and toppings. Preheat oven to 450. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

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