Pizza Dough!

Ever wondered why you can never achieve that signature Pizza Flavour you get when you buy it out? It’s because of the delicious pizza crust that you CAN now make at home! This is my simplified Neapolitan Style Pizza Dough.

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INGREDIENTS:

Make a Starter:

  • 1 C Flour (Bread or AP)

  • 1 C Water

  • 1/2 tsp Dry Active Yeast: If you want to help your starter along faster

Starters take anywhere from 12 hours to activate, to as long as you wish to keep them alive by removing 1 C of starter and adding in the above ratio.

Pizza Dough:

  • 1 C Active Starter

  • 2 Tbsp Dry Active Yeast

  • 1 Tbsp Sugar

  • 2 C Warm Water

  • 4 C Flour

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

 
This is what your dough will look like after a slow proof.

This is what your dough will look like after a slow proof.

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. For a true Neapolitan Style Pizza Dough you’re going to want to put your dough through a slow proof. BUT, I’ve made the process super easy by leaving it in a bowl overnight so it is ready for your dinner the next day :)

  2. Combine the yeast, sugar and a pinch of salt in a large bowl with warm water. Sit for 5 minutes.

  3. Add your starter and mix into the yeast/water mixture to fully combine. Add 2 cups of your flour into the mix and thoroughly combine to make a thick paste. Then add your next two cups of flour to make a soft, but very wet dough. THIS IS KEY!

  4. Leave to rest in the fridge or a dark, cool place overnight covered with a towel. This will allow the dough to proof but slow the process down to make a more rich, deep flavourful crust with the that signature chew and delicious bubbly interior that you’re after!

  5. The next day, shape into dough balls (This gave 4 dough balls for me) and set aside to proof while you prepare your pizza toppings (approximately 20-30 minutes). Roll out on a floured surface and add all your toppings before cooking at a high heated oven (550F was my cooking temperature!), BBQ or pizza oven. Nothing left to do but enjoy the delicious Neapolitan Style Pizza that you made in home :)

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