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How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

Fresh-from-the-oven homemade pizza is a great weeknight dinner; make it even better with homemade pizza dough. Making your own dough is easier than you might think—we help you with common problems, such as stiff or wet dough.

Fri, 17 Aug 2012|

-Hi. I'm Sue with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. There is nothing quite like a piping hot pizza straight from your oven, and no I am not talking about frozen pizza or one made with pre-package dough. Our secret to success-- home-made dough. It makes all the difference in flavor with its yeasty aroma and crisp texture, home-made dough delivers true pizzeria flavor. This is so simple. First, use a wrap-it rice or quick rice yeast. All you do is combine it with the ingredients, both wet and dry and mix. Now if the dough seems too wet, add more flour a couple of tablespoons at a time. And if it seems stiff, add water a teaspoon at a time until it's easy to work with. When the dough forms a ball around the hook or if you're mixing by hand-- the spoon, test it by poking your finger into it. If any dough remains on your finger, mix it for a few more minutes and test again. If your finger comes out clean rhe dough is ready to rise. Just shape it into a ball, place it in a large oiled-bowl, cover and let rise. So that's the Better Homes and Gardens Secret. A simple home-made crust. It makes all the difference.