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Pizza Dough

  • Veg
  • 28 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy



The cheesy and savory goodness of this Italian treat is a favorite for many. Topped with cheese, pizza sauce, olives, mushrooms, chicken, bacon and many more ingredients (even pineapple!), pizza is a one of the most loved and consumed food all around the world. Wherever you go, you will be able to find some kind of pizza.

Since pizza is such a popular favorite food, many want to learn how to make it at home; so they can make it to their liking and use toppings they prefer. But for a pizza to turn out delicious, it all depends on how the dough was made.Soft and flaky dough will make a strong base for the other cheesy goodness to go on top.

Health Benefits:

Although pizza might not be apparently healthy, but if made with good quality low-fat products, it can be a healthier version you get at restaurants. It’s a complete meal and can fill you up in just one slice. Adding healthier toppings can make a healthier version of pizza.

One serving of the finished pizza contains 485 calories, 12.4 g protein and8 g fat.

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How to make Pizza Dough

  1. Sift and mix whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, sugar, salt and yeast and remove any hard particles.
  2. Add olive oil to the flour mixture and mix.
  3. Start to knead the flour mixture by adding in water drop by drop.
  4. Knead dough until it forms a sticky ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  5. Brush olive oil on the dough and cover the bowl with a cheese cloth or plastic.
  6. Put the bowl in warm place and let it rise for 18 hours.
  7. After 18 hours it should have doubled in size.

When you want to use the dough, take it out on a clean floured surface and knead it 3-4 times and cut it to make 4 balls. Stretch and smooth out the balls and put them on a tray. Cover and let rise for 15 more minutes.

If you want to save the dough for later use, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and freeze it. Take it out and thaw it overnight when you want to use it next.


  • Until the early 1800s, pizza was thought of as a peasant dish.This was until a baker made margarita pizza for visiting royalties.
  • In the US alone, there are more than 69,000 pizzerias of all sizes.
  • Las Vegas, Nevada hosts a Pizza Expo each year which all the pizza connoisseurs attend.
  • The largest Pizza was made in 1987 by Lorenzo Amato and Louis Piancone. It was 170 feet across in diameter and fed more than 30,000 people.
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