This is my favourite easy to make homemade thin crust pizza dough recipe. The crust is light, crispy on the bottom, and strong enough to hold up all your toppings.
I always use “00” flour when making pizza dough. The “00” refers to how finely ground the flour is, and in Italy, “00” is the finest grade of flour milled. It creates a light crust that is perfectly crisp on the outside but tender to bite into.
It’s my go-to dough for making pizzas, and believe me, I’ve used it a lot.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
- 1 1/2 cups "00" flour
- 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
- 3/4 tsp white sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
In a large mixing bowl, or bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, sugar, salt and instant yeast. Stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed.
Add the warm water and olive oil, and stir with the wooden spoon until the dough starts to come together.
If using a stand mixer, attach the dough hook, and mix at low speed. If the dough is too crumbly, add more water, 1/2 tbsp at a time. Continue to knead the dough until it forms a ball, about 3-4 minutes.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand a few times until smooth and elastic. Form the dough into a ball.
Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, and turn dough over so it is coated on all sides. Cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about an hour.
I like to place mine in the oven with just the light on (no heat).
Remove the dough from the oven. Preheat the oven to 450°F, and place a pizza stone in the oven to get hot.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Roll out and stretch the dough into a large circle, about 12-14 inches across.
Brush the top of the dough with a little bit of olive oil. Then top with sauce and your favourite toppings.
Transfer to the hot pizza stone, and bake for 15 minutes.
If you try this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and share a picture using #thesliceabove on Instagram. I always love seeing what you cook!