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Pizza Dough From Scratch

Updated: Feb 3, 2022

This week I am making my favorite pizza dough from scratch! We love making this recipe together as a family and it is perfect for the feast day of Italian saints or meatless Fridays. When we took a pilgrimage to Italy we visited A LOT of places but Assisi is on the top of my list. If you ever get the chance to go to Italy, put Assisi on your itinerary. Absolutely breathtaking views, cobblestone roads, adorable little cafes, and all the relics of Sts. Clare and Francis are still engrained in my memory. We also ate a lot of pizza on that trip so this particular meal is in honor of St. Clare.

Let's get started, I keep all of these ingredients on hand and I would bet you probably have most, if not all, of these ingredients too! By the way, this recipe is so much fun for little bakers looking to celebrate a feast day. They can easily pour in the ingredients, knead the dough with your help, and sprinkle on their favorite toppings. Not to mention, seeing the dough rise to the top of the bowl can be fun too.

Prep Time: 2 hrs 30 min

Cook Time: 12-15 Minutes

Yields: 2 - 12 inch pizzas

The Cast and Crew

  • 1 1/3 Warm water (between 100-100 degrees F)

  • 1 Standard Pack Active Dry Yeast

  • 1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 3/4 Tsp Salt

  • 3 1/2 C. All Purpose Flour, plus more for dusting your hands and the counter

Get your stand mixer ready and take the mixing bowl out, you can combine all of your ingredients there. Warm your water for about 15 seconds to get it to the right temperature, use a thermometer to test it.

Note: Warm water will cut down on the rise time but you don't want to go over 130 degrees, that will kill the yeast.

Pour in 1 1/3 cup warm water.

Add in the entire packet of yeast.

Sprinkle in 1 tbsp granulated sugar. Adding the sugar will activate the yeast so don't forget it!

Whisk the ingredients until they are all combined.

Cover it with a clean tea towel and let the yeast mixture rest for 5 minutes. Isn't this towel cute? I received it as a Godmother gift from a good friend of mine that owns a Catholic small business called Saint.ionery.

Ora et labora means pray and work, great daily reminder!

Alright 5 minutes is up, back to the ingredients. Pour in 2 tbsps olive oi