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Crafting the Perfect Italian Pizza Dough: An Authentic Recipe

by Cookbak



Italy is the pinnacle of flavours and authenticity when it comes to pizza. Any superb pizza’s dough is its foundation. The base of the entire gastronomic wonder is made of real Italian pizza dough. In this post, we’ll guide you through the process of making the ideal Italian pizza dough that will send your taste senses right to Naples.


You’ll need the following ingredients before you can begin your pizza dough adventure:

1. Flour.

280g or 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour.

Semolina flour, 1/4 cup (30g) (for an extra authentic touch).

2. Yeast.

one (7g) sachet of dried active yeast.

3. Fluids.

One cup (240 ml) of warm water (about 43°C or 110°F)

One teaspoon of sugar (for the yeast’s food)

4. Salt.

1 teaspoon of flavor-enhancing salt

The Dough is Mixed

First, get the yeast going.

Warm water and sugar should be mixed together in a small bowl.

Sprinkle the yeast over the water, and then wait until it foams up, around five minutes.

Combine the dry ingredients in step two.

Combine the all-purpose flour, semolina flour, and salt in a sizable mixing basin.

3. Combine the dough.

Pour the yeast concoction gradually into the dry ingredients.

Wooden spoon stirring is required to create a shaggy dough.

Knead the dough in Step 4.

Dust the surface and your hands with flour.

The dough should be turned out onto the surface and kneaded for about 10 minutes, or until it is elastic and smooth.

Fifth Step: Rise first.

Put the dough in a bowl that has been lightly greased.

It should rise for one to one and a half hours, or until it doubles in size, covered with a clean kitchen towel.

Creating Pizza Dough Shapes

Divide and form is step six.

The dough should be punched down to remove extra air.

In order to make two 12-inch pizzas, divide it into two equal halves.

Create a spherical ball out of each part on a floured surface.

Second Rise, step seven.

The dough balls should be put on a floured tray.

They should rise for an additional 30 minutes while being covered with a kitchen towel.

Time to make pizza

Step 8: Heat up the oven.

A pizza stone or an upside-down baking sheet should be placed inside your oven to heat up once it has been preheated to its highest temperature, usually approximately 500°F (260°C).

Step 9: Spread the dough out.

Each dough ball should be rolled out into a 12-inch round pizza crust on a floured board.

Add Your Toppings in Step 10.

Put your preferred cheeses, toppings, and tomato sauce on the pizza.

Step 11: Perfect Your Baking.

Slide the pizza gingerly onto the baking sheet or hot pizza stone.

The crust should be brown and the cheese bubbling after 10 to 12 minutes of baking.


You now have your very own recipe for real Italian pizza dough. Your handmade pizza will reach a whole new level thanks to the crunchy, chewy, and tasty crust. You can recreate Italian cuisine in your own home with a few basic materials and some perseverance. So gather your stuff, put on your cooking gloves, and prepare to enjoy the tasty rewards of your culinary endeavor. Happy eating!

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