Neopolitan Pizza Dough 2019

This has been my consistent pizza dough recipe for the last couple of years.  I go back and forth with a couple of others but this is my go to recipe.  Simple and Delicious!!

Neopolitan Pizza Dough
(this recipe makes 2 – 16 ounce pizza dough balls)

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Ingredients

4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 plus 2 Tablespoons warm water (100-109 degrees)
2 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1 packet or 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
2 teaspoons olive oil
Cornmeal, for dusting (or you can use flour or semolina flour)

Directions

  1. Be sure to preheat oven to 475 degrees 30 minutes before baking pizza.
  2. Combine all ingredients in food processor (or stand up mixer or place in a large bowl and mix by hand). I use a food processor.  Generally that’s the only appliance I use for pizza dough.  On occasion, I will use my stand up mixer with the dough hook.
  3. Rub 1 teaspoon olive oil over the dough. Place the dough in a large bowl which is lightly oiled. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. You can place the dough in fridge overnight (or 2-3 days) or let it rise a couple of hours and make your pizza(s) the same day.
  4. If you decide to use the same day, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a draft free, warm area.  Give it a couple hours to rise.
  5. Top with pizza sauce and cheese or whatever you desire.
  6. Bake at 475 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 

Did you know you can freeze pizza dough?  Bake one dough today, freeze the other and make it when you feel like it.  I wrap the dough ball tightly in plastic wrap and place in the freezer. You can take it out the night before and let it defrost, in your fridge overnight.

Enjoy!