Gourmet Pizza Dough Recipe - Easy to make at home!

Gourmet Pizza Dough Recipe

This Gourmet Pizza Dough recipe is really easy to make at home and you can freeze it uncooked so that you always have it on hand! Yes it does take time – you need to allow the dough time to rise – but I promise – if you take the time – you will enjoy the very best pizza dough you have ever tried!

We have two different types of gourmet pizza dough recipes: a traditional gourmet pizza dough recipe, and a spelt flour recipe. Make sure you also check out our two-ingredient Greek Yoghurt Pizza Dough, which is amazingly yeast free!

Make sure you place the dough somewhere warm to rise. I read a news article recently where a lady put her dryer on for three minutes (empty) – then put the pizza dough in the dryer to rise for the next hour – that is an ingenious idea – especially if it is Winter or you are living in a colder area.

Where to Buy Yeast for Your Gourmet Pizza Dough:

You can pick up yeast in the baking aisle of your local supermarket. If you don’t cook with yeast very often, buy the yeast that is pre-measured out into 7 gram sachets – that is the standard amount used for most recipes and it saves the rest of the yeast from going stale.

Pizza Dough Cooking Tips:

When cooking pizza dough, pre-head the oven with a pizza stone if you have one.  These are a GREAT investment – they really allow the pizza crust to crisp from the bottom and make a much better pizza.  You can pick them up cheap from most kitchen shops for about $20 each and they will last you for years.  Plus always pre-heat the oven or pizza oven well before you add the pizza – again it makes a huge difference!

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Gourmet Pizza Dough Recipe

serves
4
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
13
difficulty
Medium
rating (click to rate)
4.6 based on 77 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

Traditional Pizza Dough

  • 3 tsp Yeast
  • 3 tsp Sugar
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 425 grams Plain Flour

Spelt Flour Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup Spelt Flour
  • 2 cups Flour (Plain)
  • 3 tsp Yeast
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt


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Method

Traditional Pizza Dough Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Add salt, yeast , olive oil, sugar and water to  large bowl, stir until combined  Fold through flour until just combined.
  3. Knead for 6-10 minutes or until a smooth ball forms.
  4. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling wrap and set aside in a warm place until dough has doubled in size.
  5. Turn dough out on floured surface and punch the dough to remove excess air and lightly knead.
  6. Divide the dough into 4 x 170 grams balls and set aside until required.  Makes enough for four 30cm (12 inch) pizzas.
  7. Cook at 180 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes.

Topping suggestions:  Caramelised Onion, Ham & Pineapple, Pepperoni, Three Cheeses, Vegetarian, Meat Lovers

Spelt Flour Pizza Dough Method

Spelt is an old fashioned grain with loads of nutrients in it. It is very good for you and is available from most health food shops or the health food section of your supermarket.

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Add the yeast and sugar to the cup of warm water and let is sit for 10 minutes to activate the yeast.
  3. Fold in the flours and salt and knead the mixture for 10 minutes or until it becomes elastic.
  4. Allow to rise in a warm place for two hours.
  5. Punch it down and knead again for a few minutes.
  6. Roll out and use as normal.
  7. Cook at 180 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes

Notes

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • The above pizza doughs in this Gourmet Pizza Dough Recipe can be frozen. Wrap in a ball and double wrap in plastic wrap.  Freeze for up to two months.  Defrost in the fridge overnight before rolling out and using as usual.

We also have terrific recipes for a cauliflower pizza base and a quinoa pizza base!

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