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Homemade Pizza Dough

Make two batches of dough. Make a pizza now and freeze one batch of dough for later.
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 1 cup 100° to 110° warm water
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 oz envelope active dry yeast
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  • Stir together 1 cup warm water and sugar in a 2-cup measuring cup.
  • Sprinkle with yeast, and let stand 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture is bubbly.
  • Place 3 cups flour and salt in food processor bowl. With motor running, add yeast mixture and olive oil; process mixture until dough forms. (If dough is too sticky, add more flour, 2 tablespoons at a time) Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray; lightly coat dough with cooking spray. Cover with a clean cloth, and let rise in a warm place fee from drafts, one hour or until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch dough down. Turn dough in bowl, and coat with cooking spray; cover with a cloth, and let rise in warm place, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Shape dough into a ball, immediately wrap in wax paper and place in a zip-lock freezer bag and freeze for up to a month. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.