Homemade Pizza Dough

Yield: Two pizza crusts


1 cup (240 mL) warm water

2 tsp active dry yeast

1 tsp sugar

2½ cups flour

1 Tbs (15 mL) olive oil (plus more for drizzling)

1 tsp salt


  1. Place the warm water in a large bowl and sprinkle it with the yeast and sugar. Let it sit for about five minutes to test if the yeast is active — it should get foamy. If it doesn’t, your yeast is not active and you’ll have to try again with fresh yeast.
  2. Add the flour, oil and salt to the water and stir until you form a dough. If the dough is overly sticky, add some more flour.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly-floured surface (or to an electric mixer with a dough hook attachment) and knead for 8 minutes. Return to the bowl and drizzle some more oil over top, then cover with a tea towel. Place in a warm spot to let rise for one hour or until it has doubled in bulk.

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