Perfect Pizza Dough

Deb Wilson


I've tried many pizza dough recipes over the years but come back to this one every time...I got it from a "Purity" cookbook back in 1977 as a newlywed, during my "first" grocery shopping expedition and it was the first cookbook I ever bought!

This dough has never failed me, in that when ready to pan, it's nice and elastic, never clumpy and spreads like a dream (it doesn't shrink back when you're spreading but stays PUT!) Made some today so thought I'd share! :)

★★★★☆ 3 votes
2- 12-14 inch pizzas
15 Min
40 Min


1/2 c
lukewarm water
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
or 1 pkg yeast
1 1/4 c
flour (white or whole wheat)
1/4 c
vegetable, olive, or canola oil
1 1/4 c
flour again
1 tsp
1/2 c
lukewarm water again

How to Make Perfect Pizza Dough


  • 1Dissolve the sugar in the first 1/2 cup of lukewarm water and sprinkle yeast over. (don't stir) Let stand 10 minutes until foamy. Stir vigorously with a fork.
  • 2Add the other half cup of lukewarm water, salt, oil and first 1 1/4 c flour.
  • 3Add the rest of the flour gradually until a soft dough forms. Knead for about five minutes, place in a large bowl sprayed with a little Pam, cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
  • 4Punch down, divide in two and make your pizza. Freezes beautifully!

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About Perfect Pizza Dough

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids