Easy Pizza Dough

The key to a really good pizza is, of course, the crust.

Cooking Time: 15-20 min    Servings: 6-8     


  • 1 teaspoon fast rise yeast (if you use regular yeast, allow longer raising time)

  • 1 c warm water

  • 2 c unbleached bread flour

  • 1 c unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons stone-ground cornmeal

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder (helps to make the crust chewy but tender)

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons The Olive Scene Medium Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus extra for pan


This recipe can be made by hand or in a mixer.
If using a bread machine, follow manufacturer’s instructions for dough.

  1. Combine yeast and warm water; let stand about 5 minutes.

  2. Add remaining ingredients.

  3. Stir by hand or mix to incorporate, then knead (on slow speed if using mixer, 5 to 7 minutes, or if by hand, until smooth and elastic).

  4. Cover dough with oiled plastic wrap and allow to rest 1 hour (or refrigerate up to 24 hours, well wrapped, but allow room to rise).

  5. Punch down dough.

  6. Preheat oven to 450

  7. Oil a 16-20” pizza pan depending on how thick you want the crust

  8. Roll out dough on the pan.

  9. Top as desired.

  10. Bake 15-20 minutes, until cheese is lightly browned.