Introduction: How to Make a Simple Pizza Dough

Here is how to make an easy pizza dough. Enjoy!

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients and Supplies

Supplies you will need to make a pizza dough:

4 Cups - All Purpose Flour

1.5 Cups Warm Water

1 Tablespoon Dry Active Yeast

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Sugar

Cooking Spray

1 Large Mixing Bowl

1 - 2 C. measuring cup

1 set of measuring cups and spoons

2 Forks

1 wooden spoon to mix or using your hands is fine (hands are your best tools)

1 Kitchen towel

Step 2: Have a Clean and Prepared Your Workstation

Have your ingredients, measuring cups and mixing bowl at your workstation.

The recipe needs to have exact measurements on each step.

Step 3: Coat Large Mixing Bowl With Cooking Spray

Step 4: Combine Warm Water and Sugar

In the 2-Cup measuring cup mix warm water and sugar with a fork.

  • 1.5 Cups Warm Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar

Step 5: Combine Yeast With Water/Sugar Mixture

Mix dry active yeast into your water and sugar mixture. Stir with fork for a few seconds.

  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Active Yeast

Let mixture sit. The mixture should make bubbles letting you know the yeast is activating.

Step 6: Let Yeast Mixture Sit for at Least One Minute. Move on to Step 7.

Step 7: Add Flour Into Large Mixing Bowl, Whisk in Salt With a Fork

  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

Step 8: Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

  • Combine your wet yeast mixture into the large mixing bowl with your flour mixture
  • Mix well by hand or with a wooden spoon
  • Dough should start pulling away from the side of the bowl
  • If dough is too dry and not coming together you can add a little water at a time to form dough.

Step 9: Form Dough Into a Ball and Leave in Mixing Bowl

  • Use your hands to shape the dough into a ball.
  • Dust your hands with flour to prevent dough from sticking to them.

Step 10: Cover Your Dough Ball With a Towel and Let Rise

  • Let dough rise for 2 hours for best results.
  • The dough should double in size.