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Easy Beginner Pizza Dough {made in food processor}

It’s time to skip the pizza delivery and make this easy beginner pizza dough. The crust is soft with crisp edges and bakes up so perfectly. 

Bread making, in general, can be a little daunting, I still have sourdough on my to-do list, and well it has been there for months! Baby steps, after making this pizza dough over and over its time to share with you. This beginner pizza dough is so easy and lives up to its name. You will not need a stand mixer, just your food processor. If you do not have either you can do this with your hand or a wooden spoon. 

You can always buy store-bought, its easy, however, nothing compares to the taste or texture you will get with homemade pizza crust. 

How to Make Easy Beginner Pizza Dough 

Pizza dough needs time to rise and this can take anywhere from 25 – 45 minutes. It will rise faster in a warmer climate. To make the dough you will need a food processor, flour, olive oil, salt, cane sugar, warm water, and instant yeast. 

  • Start by adding flour, oil, and salt to a food processor, then process for 30-45 seconds till combined. 
  • In a small bowl combine your cane sugar and 1 cup warm water, stir till sugar dissolves. 
  • Sprinkle in your yeast and let sit till the top looks foamy about 5-7 minutes. 
  • Turn your food processor back on, with the motor running feed your yeast mixture through the feeding tube. Continue to process until dough ball forms, could take up to 1 minute. 
  • If you don’t have a food processor use a large mixing bowl and mix the dough by hand with a wooden spoon.
  • Flour a clean surface and knead your dough until smooth and elastic, the dough will be very sticky when removing it from the food processor. 
  • Oil a large bowl and add in your dough, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place. This will take about 45 minutes to rise and double in size. 
  • When the dough is ready punch it down to release the air bubbles.
  • Roll dough out on a clean floured surface, then into a ball.  For a thicker crust pizza divide into 2 parts, for a thinner crust divide into 3 even parts. Only making 1 pizza, freeze the other dough. 
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Working on a floured surface roll dough out with a rolling pin or your hands into a disc. Transfer it to a lightly oiled 12-inch cast-iron skillet or a 12-inch pizza pan. Stretch and flatten out the disk to fit your 12-inch circle. Create a rim on the edges by gently lifting them up and folding over to create a lip.
  • With a fork lightly poke holes around the dough. 
  • Spread the pizza sauce leaving a 1/4-inch border along the edges. 
  • Arrange toppings of choice.
  • Bake for 13- 15 minutes, until golden and crispy. Enjoy!

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Yield: 2 pizzas

Easy Beginner Pizza Dough {made in food processor}

Easy Beginner Pizza Dough {made in food processor}

It's time to skip the pizza delivery and make this easy beginner pizza dough. The crust is soft with crisp edges and bakes up so perfectly. 

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water

Instructions

    1. Start by adding flour, oil, and salt to a food processor, then process for 30-45 seconds till combined. 
    2. In a small bowl combine your cane sugar and 1 cup warm water, stir till sugar dissolves. Sprinkle in your yeast and let sit till the top looks foamy about 5-7 minutes. 
    3. Turn your food processor back on, with the motor running feed your yeast mixture through the feeding tube. Continue to process until dough ball forms, could take up to 1 minute. If you don't have a food processor use a large mixing bowl and mix the dough by hand with a wooden spoon.
    4. Flour a clean surface and knead your dough until smooth and elastic, the dough will be very sticky when removing it from the food processor. 
      Oil a large bowl and add in your dough, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place. This will take about 45 minutes to rise and double in size. 
    5. When the dough is ready punch it down to release the air bubbles.
    6. Roll dough out on a clean floured surface, then into a ball.  For a thicker crust pizza divide into 2 parts, for a thinner crust divide into 3 even parts. Only making 1 pizza, freeze the other dough. 
    7. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
    8. Working on a floured surface roll dough out with a rolling pin or your hands into a disc. Transfer it to a lightly oiled 12-inch cast-iron skillet or a 12-inch pizza pan. Stretch and flatten out the disk to fit your 12-inch circle. Create a rim on the edges by gently lifting them up and folding over to create a lip.
    9. With a fork lightly poke holes around the dough. 
      Spread the pizza sauce leaving a 1/4-inch border along the edges. 
    10. Arrange toppings of choice.
    11. Bake for 13- 15 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Enjoy!

Notes

Sprinkling Cormeal on a pizza pan is a great way to ensure the crust gets crispy on the edges. However if you use a cast iron the edges come out crispy without cornmeal.

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