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Traditional pizza dough

Pizza dough is really simple to make, and traditional pizza dough makes a difference to the quality of the finished pizza.


3 1⁄2 c flour (all purpose)
1 T sugar
1 T yeast
1 t salt
1 c water
1 1⁄2 T olive oil


Microwave the water for 1 minute and set aside.

Pour the flower into a medium-sized bowl - you want to have a good sized mound - and mix with sugar and salt.

Then make a small valley in the center. Into the valley, pour the yeast.

Then pour on the water slowly and top with olive oil. Let it rest a minute, and then mix thoroughly.

Knead and roll flat on a large board.

Total time
20 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
1 pizza base


Use traditional pizza dough with all sorts of toppings and fillings. This dough is also the base for a pizza calzone.


Italian cuisine

easy, comfort food
breads, baking, base
Italian food recipes

The dough used for pizza matters.

Use this traditional pizza dough to make Neapolitan pizza.