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No Knead Pizza Dough Recipe

Updated on June 5, 2013

Easy and Delicious

This dough is light and crispy and is incredibly easy to make. If you are intimidated by the thought of kneading dough or you just want to knock out dinner for friends and family then this is the perfect pizza dough recipe for you.

Ingredients: 500 g of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of active dry yeast, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 and 1/2 half a cup of water

Combine the salt, yeast and flour in a bowl and mix the dry ingredients together. Slowly mix the water into the dry ingredients with a spatula. Pizza dough can get messy so roll up your sleeves and work the dough with your hands just enough to form a moist dough ball. Humidity affects baking so depending on how humid or dry it is where you are making pizza you may need to add a little more flour or water just to make sure the dough is not to dry or to gooey. It is ok if some dough sticks to your hands but if it is so sticky that you can not even handle the dough then it is to gooey and flour needs to be added. If the dough resists sticking together to form one dough ball then the mix is to dry and water needs to be added. Leave your dough ball in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for approximately 18 hours.

Before dough rises


After dough rises


12-18 Hours Later

This is a perfect dough to prepare the night before and have it waiting for you when you get home from work the next day. After about 18 hours the dough should at least be double in size and it will be pretty gooey and bubbly.

Divide and prepare dough for final rise

Flour a work surface and your hands so that you can handle the dough. Remove the dough and cut the dough in half. Form each half into a ball and be mindful to work out the air bubbles as you form each dough ball. I like to put half of the dough in a bag to keep in the fridge for later in the week. I put the other half back in the bowl and let rise for 30 minutes to 1 hour. While waiting for the final rise prepare your pizza sauce, toppings and side salad.


Dough test

Your dough is ready when it bounces back

Your dough should look and feel light and fluffy. A good way to test your dough is to press on it with your finger and if the dough bounces back then you are in business. Check out the video that demonstrates this little trick.

Form pizza from dough

Form the dough into a pizza

Your dough is ready to go and now the fun part. This is the part where the pros start throwing the dough in the air to form the pizza. The idea is to gently work the dough out from the center evenly. Stretch the dough to your desired pizza size. One dough = medium pizza. Check out the video.


Get that pizza in the oven

Move your pizza dough to a pizza peel covered with corn meal. The corn meal acts like ball bearings and makes it easier for the assembled pizza to slide off the peel and onto your pizza stone. Put your toppings on the pizza and slide the pizza onto your pizza stone in a oven preheated to 500 degrees. Let the pizza cook for 9-12 minutes. The pizza is done When you open the oven and the crust is golden brown. Remember that baking is a science so have fun experimenting.

Try out this recipe and tell me what you think.

4.3 stars from 3 ratings of this Simple Pizza Dough Recipe

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