How to make pizza crust

Need to know how to make pizza crust? Then you are on the right pizza blog. One character of a great pizza is a great crust. Some like the crust thin, others like it crispy while others, fluffy and thick.

fully baked pizza

Making pizza crust might sound difficult from other recipes but trust me, by the time you get at the end of this article you will be in a position to effortlessly make one at home.

With the proper pizza tools like a pizza paddle and a pizza cutter. You will be able to accomplish this with no problems.

So why go through the trouble when you can get buy a frozen one at the store?

Nothing good comes easily. Money can buy you pizza dough, but one made with your great attention is sure to make a better pizza crust. If you do some research, a majority of pizza dough recipe are different. However, they all come from same ingredients: yeast, water, flour, salt, oil and sometimes, sugar.

Here is how to make pizza crust (thick and chewy)

Yield: two 12-inch pizzas

Preparation time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour (440g)
  • 2 ¼ tsp. of red star yeast (1 packet)
  • 2 Tsp of olive oil.
  • 1 1/3 warm water (320 ml)
  • ¾ tsp of salt
  • 1 Tsp of granulated sugar
  • Cornmeal


Proofing: In a large bowl, mix the yeast and warm water. Gently stir and let it sit for 5 minutes, until the yeast foams and dissolve. If your yeast does not dissolve, then it’s dead. Add flour, salt, oil and sugar (optional). Mix with a dough mixer or with hands.

If you mix the ingredient and it’s too wet, add a ¼ cup more flour. By the end of the kneading the dough, it should be smooth and elastic. To be sure, poke your dough with your finger. If it slowly bounce back, then you are good to continue. Otherwise, keep kneading.

how to make pizza crust

How to make pizza crust

Shape your pizza dough into a ball then place it in a mixing bowl coated lightly with oil. Turn the ball over several times until it’s covered with a layer of oil. Wrap the dough with plastic paper.

For the pizza dough to rise, it needs to be placed in a warm environment. Heat your oven to 200F and turn it off. Place your dough, leave the oven door slightly and let it sit for 30 minutes. After that, close the oven door and let the dough rise for 1 hour 20 minutes.

Divide the dough into two balls. Let them rest for 15 more minutes. You can choose to make pizza crust with one dough and freeze the other one for later use.

Preheat your oven to 475 degrees F. Let it heat for 30 minutes until every inch is very hot. Dust and oil two baking sheets with olive oil. To dust, use cornmeal.

flattened pizza dough

Flatten each ball, if using two, on the lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. If using a pizza stone, then place the dough on a lightly dusted pizza peel.

To prevent the dough from getting too soggy from the topping, brush the top lightly with olive oil. To avoid bubbling, use your finger to push dents on the surface of the dough.

Add your favorite toppings and use the pizza peel to place the dough on the pizza peel. Let it bake for 12-15 minutes.

If fully baked the pizza should have a crust. Slice using a pizza cutter and serve while hot.

If there is any leftover, cover it tightly and store in a refrigerator.

More information about ingredients used in our  how to make pizza crust

Yeast: You can choose to use dry or wet yeast. Dry yet is 50% slower.

Water: temperature is crucial when it comes to water in how to make pizza crust. Anything above 120F will kill the yeast. No fermentation, no dough rise, no pizza crust.

Flour: You can use any white flour. However, for better result use unbleached all-purpose flour.It absorbs water better compared to bleached flour.

Oil: oil prevents the crust from getting too soggy from your toppings.

Salt: it’s all about the flavor. Also, control yeast activity.

Sugar: sugar helps increase yeast activity and tenderize the pizza dough.

Cornmeal: Cornmeal helps the dough not to stick on the pizza peel. Also adds flavor and crispy texture to the pizza.

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How to make pizza veg

how to make pizza veg

On this page, we will talk about how to make pizza veg. There are a lot of different types of pizza out there. A veggie pizza is one of the most popular types.

 [A veggie pizza is just a pizza with only veggies on it and does not have any meat at all.]

Examples of ingredients on a veggie pizza: Sauce, cheese, mushroom, onions, green peppers, black olives, broccoli, tomatoes, fresh garlic and feta cheese

If you are pizzaholic, then you must have tried different kinds of pizza. How was it compared to homemade pizza? Most people agree that the homemade ones are by far, better.

You probably didn’t get it the first time, but with practice and attention to details, you managed to make one with a crispy crust and the leopard spots. In this article, we shall show you how to make pizza veg, a healthier and even more delicious pizza.

For the sake of new pizzaiolo, these are the pizza tools you need to make an exceptional pizza: a rolling pin, a pizza paddle, a pizza wheel, and a pizza stove. If you are making your pizza dough then you need a kitchen scale and a dough mixer.

The variation of pizza veg recipes is endless. Since we cannot cover all of them at the same time, I shall give you my favorite recipe with a detailed how to make pizza veg right in your kitchen. I have divided the entire process into three parts: preparing the pizza bread, making the toppings and baking the pizza.

  • Prep time: 2hrs 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Servings: 3

Making the pizza bread


  • 3 cups of wheat flour (separated, 1 cup=250 ml)
  • 2 tsp. of dry yeast
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. sugar
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 ½ Tsp. Olive oil
  • Cornmeal for use on pizza paddle


  • Add the sugar to the warm water.
  • Add our yeast and stir to mix. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 mins (at room temperature). It should be frothy at the end.
  • In a bowl add one cup of flour, add salt, 2 tsp. of olive oil and the yeast mixture.
  • Gently stir then add another cup of flour. Using dough mixture, stir until the mixture gets sticky.
  • Add the remaining cup of flour. Stir.
  • Knead until the pizza dough is smooth and elastic
  • Apply some olive oil all over the pizza dough

  • Cover the pizza dough and allow it to sit for 1 ½ -2 hours.

The dough will rise and almost double in size.

Making the pizza toppings

Remember you can make pizza topping of your choice. For my recipe on how to make pizza veg, I choose to make everything from scratch including the tomato sauce.

Ingredient for the tomato sauce

  • 3 medium garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 4 medium tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp. fresh basil
  • 2 Tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tsp. red wine
  • 1 tsp. fresh oregano
  • Grounded black pepper
  • Salt


  • Blanch all the tomatoes and chop them.
  • Heat the olive oil and fry the garlic. Add the tomatoes and the wine.
  • Let them cook uncovered for 5 mins
  • Add the herbs, pepper, and salt
  • Mix and cook for 4 more mins.

How to make Pizza veg toppings


  • 1 sliced capsicum
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 tomato (sliced)
  • 9 pitted green olives
  • 9 pitted black olives
  • Pizza cheese
  • Dried or fresh herbs

Now the fun on how to make pizza veg begins, assembling the pizza.

  • Before you begin this process, place the pizza stone on the oven rack. Turn the heat to 200 degrees centigrade. For a crunchy crust pizza, the pizza stone should heat for about 25 minutes before you place the assembled dough on the stone.
  • Flatten the dough to a disk using a rolling pin. To make this easy, start by brush the rolling pin with some cornmeal.
  • Brush the pizza spatula with some cornmeal too. Place the flat pizza dough on the pizza spatula.
  • Brush some olive oil on the pizza base and spread the tomato sauce on the pizza.
  • Evenly spread your veggies on the now flat pizza dough.
  • Now spread the assembling with grated cheese.
  • If the pizza stone has heated for more than 20 minutes, place your dough on the stone using a pizza spatula (preferably with a wooden one)
  • Bake the pizza on the preheated pizza stone for 20 minutes.
  • Use a pizza paddle to remove from oven. Allow it to rest for a minute. Using a pizza cutter, slice the pizza and serve while hot.

how to make pizza veg

Recipe notes

  1. The layer of cornmeal on the pizza paddle is used to allow the dough to slide onto the stone easily.
  2. Pre-heating the pizza stone creates that crispy crust on a pizza.
  3. For a better dough, you can store it in a refrigerator for 2 days (in a glass bowl and covered with plastic)
  4. You can serve the pizza with tomato sauce and the herbs.
  5. Leftover pizza sauce and pizza dough can be refrigerated.

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How To Make Pizza Rise Faster

In this article, I will tell you how to make pizza rise faster

Making pizza is like an art. There are lots of different ways to achieve success and the outcome is completely dependent on the person or system creating it.

So if there are lots of different ways to make your pizza rise faster.

Some people like to let their pizza dough rise at a slower pace and some people let their pizza dough rise very slowly.

If you are one of the people that want to know how to make pizza rise faster than usual then you came to the right place.

But no matter what you do. Always use the best pizza equipment.

How To Make Pizza Rise Faster –

[Just let your uncooked pizza sit out at room temperature!]


The process of making your pizza rise faster is actually a very simple one. Dough rises because of the yeast activating in the pizza dough. If the yeast is activating at a higher pace then the pizza dough will rise at a faster pace.

So how fast your pizza rises all depends on the temperature you are rising your pizza in. Because temperature is what controls the speed of the yeast doing its thing.

[The warmer the temperature – the faster the yeast rises.]

[The cooler the temperature – the slower the yeast rises.]

You can use this method to make you pizza rise faster even if you have already rolled the dough and refrigerated it. If you know that you are going to be using (fresh) dough that day.

make pizza rise faster

You are able to pull that pizza dough out of the cooler and set it on the counter to let it rise faster. This way the pizza will rise at a much faster rate than if the pizza dough had sat in the refrigerator the entire time.

How To Make Pizza Rise Faster

But of course, that is if you do not want to use (fresh dough). Some pizza restaurants like to use their dough fresh. They will make and cook the pizza the same day that they made the batch of dough.

There is nothing wrong with this method of making pizza dough. Like I said earlier, it is like an art. The outcome completely relies on the artist making the pizza dough. And they are all different.

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How To Make Pizza Dough

On this page I will teach you How to Make Pizza Dough.

I have been making pizza for over 30 years and I learned from an owner who was making pizza dough before I was born.

To help explain, I will try and summarize how our family has been making pizza dough since the beginning.

Use whichever flour that gets you the end result that you are looking for. Every type of flour will give you a different end result but they will all work.

How To Make Pizza Doe

  • Step 1: 45lb of flour – Dump your flour into your dough mixing bowl.
  • Step 2: Sugar – Add your sugar to the flour that you already have inside the mixing bowl
  • Step 3: Salt Add your salt to the ingredients that you already have in the mixing bowl.
  • Step 4: Yeast – Add your yeast to finish up your dry ingredients.
  • Step 5: Let all of you dry ingredients mix for 3 minutes
  • Step 6: Water – After the dry ingredients have mixed for 3 minutes. It is time to add the water.
  • Step 7: Oil – After all of the water has been added to the flour it is time to add your oil. So go ahead and dump in the oil.
  • Step 8: Mix for 10 minutes – After all of the ingredients are mixing in the dough bowl. This is when you let it all mix for 10 minutes.

pizza dough rising.

How To Make Pizza Dough

After all of your ingredients have mixed in the dough bowl for a total of 10 minutes. Turn off the dough mixer because your dough should be done. Now you are able to take the giant dough ball and cut it up.

Everybody has a different way of making their dough. Also, there is a lot of different ways people prepare their dough after the dough is made. For instance, some people let their dough sit out for hours before they refrigerate it. While some people refrigerate their dough first – before – they cut and need their dough.

how to make pizza dough

So keep in mind the number of differences in dough making. Every one of these techniques is ok to use. It is completely up to you and your preferences.

I hope this article on how to make pizza dough has helped. If you are interested, check out my Pizza Cutter Page or one of my Pizza Blogs. Thank and good luck!