If you've ever wanted to try making your own simple pizza dough, this is your recipe! By using active dry yeast, this pizza dough comes together quickly and it's versatile so it can be used with for many different pizza styles. It's best used with Neapolitan, Californian, Detroit, and Grandma style pizza recipes.
Place warm water in a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Stir. Let it rest for a few minutes until the yeast starts to bloom (it will get puffy).
Add flour and salt to the yeast and place the mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Mix on low speed for 8 minutes. If you don’t have a stand mixer, use a food processor, or your hands. The dough should be very smooth and slightly sticky.
Lightly oil a large bowl with Colavita olive oil and place the dough inside.
Cover with plastic wrap. Place the dough in a slightly warm area for about 2 hours or until it doubles in size.
After this time, place the dough on a lightly floured countertop. Cut the dough in half and then in half again to get 4 equal-sized pieces.
Roll the pieces into balls. Then allow them to rest for 20 minutes covered with plastic wrap.
Now they’re ready to use!
NOTE: for use with Detroit or Grandma style, split the dough into two larger balls instead of 4 smaller ones.