True New York Style Pizza Dough

Linda Kauppinen


My grandmother had friends (extended family) in NJ that had a fantastic pizza parlor called Tibby's, which now is long gone. I did get a few recipes during that time. One was their homemade Italian Ice which is posted.
The other is a pizza dough and pizza recipe that is out of this world! I am posting both!


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depends on what you are making see notes!
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 1/2 c
    warm water (105 degrees)
  • 4 1/2 c
    all purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp
  • 2 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 1/2 c

How to Make True New York Style Pizza Dough


  1. In a large bowl - Dissolve sugar and salt in water.
    Add oil and flour and stir with a heavy spoon for 1 minute.
  2. Turn out to a lightly floured surface and press into a circle.
    Sprinkle yeast evenly over dough and knead for 12 minutes.
  3. Divide into portions for calzones or pizza. You will need to weigh these for correct portion size. See notes.
  4. NOTE:
    Portions are as follows:
    Calzones: 6 oz portions
    12 inch pizza: 18 oz portions
    15 inch pizza: 25 oz portions
  5. Roll each portion into a ball. You want a ball without visible seams.
    Place balls in a bowl covering with saran wrap and allow to proof for 1-2 hours at room temperature if using dough the same day.
    Or.. refrigerate for next day use and allow to get to room temperature counts as proofing.
  6. Place dough on lightly floured surface and lightly flour top.
    Use fingertips to evenly flatten dough, working from edge to center to press dough into 12 or 15 inch circle.
    For calzone you can shape into circle or square.

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About True New York Style Pizza Dough

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom

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