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Classic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe

Experience authentic Italian flavor with our classic pizza dough recipe, made with flour, yeast, water, and salt. Perfect for a variety of toppings and delicious homemade pizza

Pizza dough is the foundation of any pizza, and it’s a key element in creating the perfect pizza. A classic Italian pizza dough is made with four simple ingredients: flour, yeast, water, and salt.

The classic Italian pizza dough is versatile and it can be used to make a variety of pizza styles, such as Neapolitan, Roman, and Sicilian pizza.
The dough is usually thin and crispy, with a characteristic bubbly crust.

Making pizza dough from scratch is not difficult, but it does require some time and patience. However, the result is a delicious and authentic pizza that is sure to please any pizza lover.

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Classic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe

Cooking method: Baking
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe keys: FlourYeast
Difficulty: intermediate
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
15 min 15 min 150 min 180 min
Servings: 8 person
Calories: 235kcal
Best season: all

A Little History Of Classic Pizza Dough

The origin of the classic  pizza dough can be traced back to the 18th century in Naples, Italy. Pizza Margherita, which is considered the first true pizza, was invented by Raffaele Esposito, a pizzaiolo from the city of Naples, in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy. He created a pizza with tomato, mozzarella, and basil to represent the colors of the Italian flag.

Classic Pizza Dough Recipe
Experience authentic Italian flavor with our classic pizza dough recipe

This pizza quickly became popular among the people of Naples and it soon spread to other regions of Italy, and eventually to other parts of the world.
The classic Italian pizza dough recipe has its origin in Naples and it is considered the foundation of the authentic Neapolitan pizza.

The traditional recipe for the classic Italian pizza dough is simple, made with just four ingredients: flour, yeast, water, and salt. The ingredients are mixed together and kneaded to form a smooth and elastic dough, which is then left to rise. This process allows the yeast to ferment and create bubbles of carbon dioxide, which gives the dough its characteristic texture and flavor.

The classic Italian pizza dough is widely considered as the best dough for pizza and the traditional Neapolitan pizza has become a symbol of the Italian cuisine worldwide. The dough is versatile

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl,

    combine the flour, yeast, and salt. Mix well.

  2. Slowly add water to the flour mixture and mix until the dough comes together.

  3. Knead the dough for about 8-10 minutes by hand or with a stand mixer until it becomes smooth and elastic.

  4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 2-3 hours or until it has doubled in size.

  5. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and shape it into a ball.

  6. Roll the dough out to your desired thickness and use it to make your pizza.

  7. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F) and bake the pizza for 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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