Rustic Pizza Dough Recipe: This Quick Italian Pizza Dough Recipe Is So Easy, a First-timer Nailed It by Donna John

Pizza Lunch Dinner
3 months ago
Rustic Pizza Dough Recipe: This Quick Italian Pizza Dough Recipe Is So Easy, a First-timer Nailed It

With my kids coming over for a homemade pizza party, I needed a good pizza dough recipe fast. Not wanting to wait six hours for the dough to rise, this was the pizza crust recipe I put my faith into. It was super easy to prepare, work with and cook. 

The cold water kind of threw me, but after two hours the dough had risen and was very easy to shape and stretch into a beautiful (though not round!) pizza. If you don't have a stand mixer, combine all the ingredients well, knead on a floured surface with your hands for about 10 to 15 minutes or until it forms a smooth ball, then proceed as directed below. It's a fun family lunch or dinner idea!

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Servings: Makes 6 10- to 12-inch pizzas

Ingredients

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a stand mixer bowl, combine the flour, yeast and salt. Stir together with a spoon.
  2. Add the cold water. Using the dough hook, mix together on low for about 8 to 10 minutes. The dough should pull away from the sides and only stick to the bottom of the bowl. If the dough continues to stick to the sides of the bowl, add a little more flour.
  3. Remove the dough and put it onto a floured surface. Cut it into six equal pieces (or as close as you can get).
  4. Put the dough balls onto an oiled baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and put them in a draft-free place to rise for 2 hours. (I put mine in the oven).
  6. After the dough has risen, take a ball of the dough and put it onto a floured surface. Use your fingers and palms of your hands to form a 10- to 12-inch pizza crust (it does not have to be round).
  7. Top with desired pizza toppings and bake using your preferred method.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Mmm! I love making homemade pizza, Donna John . Wonderful suggestion, thanks!
Tribe
We do make your own pizza nights and they're so much fun...

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