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The Best Homemade Pizza Dough
The Best Homemade Pizza Dough by Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland in a clear glass bowl

The Best Homemade Pizza Dough

Once you see how easy it is to make the Best Homemade Pizza Dough you will ditch the delivery. This pizza dough is refined sugar free and makes the perfect pizza, plus you can freeze it for your future pizza nights. 

The Best Homemade Pizza Dough by Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland in a clear glass bowl

 

 

The Best Homemade Pizza Dough

 

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When I weighed nearly 300 lbs, I loved pizza. I would eat half of a large pizza, breadsticks, some form of chocolate for dessert and wash it down with soda. I still love pizza and enjoy eating it weekly, but now that I know better, I make my own pizza.  It allows me to control the amount of sodium, fat and calories. Plus, I love that I’m not ingesting all of the preservatives and chemicals found in fast food pizzas.

 

 

How do you make homemade pizza in the oven?

 

You want to make sure your oven is preheated and very hot. I suggest heating the oven to 500°F or higher. Arrange a rack in the lower-middle part of the oven (if you have a baking stone, place it on the rack) and heat the oven to 500°F or higher.

 

 

Do you have to use a pizza stone?

 

The ceramic material of a pizza stone holds heat more evenly than a metal baking sheet, and the porous surface draws water out of particularly wet areas of the dough as it cooks.  Also, when you preheat the stone, it gives the dough a strong burst of initial heat which causes the crust to puff.

 

However, I still use a metal pizza pan. I have both a pizza pan with holes (this one) and a solid pizza pan (this one). They are both amazing and give the pizza a crispy bottom while still allowing for a doughy, chewy edge.

 

Onto the Best Homemade Pizza Dough recipe!

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The Best Homemade Pizza Dough

Once you see how easy it is to make the Best Homemade Pizza Dough you will ditch the delivery. This pizza dough is refined sugar free and makes the perfect pizza, plus you can freeze it for your future pizza nights. 
Course Main Course
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 pizza
Author Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 oz package of active dry yeast
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour (preferably organic)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • olive oil spray

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve the maple syrup and yeast in 3/4 cup warm water (100-110 degrees F). Let stand for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add flour and salt to the yeast mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour if necessary to prevent sticking. Dough will feel slightly sticky.
  • Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat the top. Cover with a towel and let rise in a draft-free spot until double in size, approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • Punch down the dough and roll into a 10-12 inch circle on a lightly greased pizza pan. Add your favorite toppings and bake at 475 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

 

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If you love this pizza dough, check out this Great Greek pizza recipe!

It’s cholesterol free, lower in calories and delicious!

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Intentionally Eat,

Cindy

 

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11 Comments

  1. Bernadette Morrissey

    Can I use a different flour? Spelt? whole wheat? oat flour?

    1. Cindy Author

      I have tried half white and half whole wheat and it was delicious. I have not tried other flours and would be concerned that they wouldn’t rise, especially oat flour. Let me know if you try another flour and how it works.

  2. Renata Feyen

    I haven’t made my own pizza dough or pizza – although I do love a good pizza – I am just not that much of a baker 🙂

  3. Karen

    This looks good and easy recipe, will try this soon.

  4. Angela

    5 stars
    I always make my own pizza as well so look forward to trying this.

  5. Laura

    This homemade pizza looks so delicious! Thank you for the recipe x

    Laura

  6. Joanna

    5 stars
    I have never tried to make my own pizza dough, even if I made pizza at home. I see that it is not as hard as I imagined to make pizza dough at home.

  7. Kuntala Bhattacharya

    5 stars
    Well, I have always been wondering how to make pizza dough as my son keeps on asking me to prepare a homemade pizza. Your recipe would help me a lot and I would definitely try out.

    1. Cindy Author

      I hope he loves it as much as I do!

  8. tweenselmom

    I want to be able to make delicious pizza dough. I’m going to try this recipe.

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