You will love this delicious homemade pizza dough recipe that perfectly rises every time with a soft, chewy crust.
Servings: 4pizza doughs
Prep Time: 5hours
190gramswhole wheat flour
600gramswarm water, 98° to 100°
In a large bowl, combine with your hands the flours, water, salt, and yeast until completely mixed. Use a combination of pinching and squeezing to ensure everything is incorporated.
Let the pizza dough rest for 90 minutes, covered in plastic wrap.
Next, stretch and fold the dough for 2 minutes and cover and rest for 90 more minutes. See the video.
Dust a clean surface with flour and place the dough onto it.
Sprinkle the top with flour and fold the dough over two times and then begin to mold the dough into a ball by cupping around the dough into the bottom.
Cut the dough into 4 individual dough balls, and using the same cupping method form 4 dough balls and place them on a sheet tray with parchment paper dusted with flour and covered with a towel, and rest for 90 minutes.
Store or use the dough.
Make-Ahead: You can make this pizza dough up to 1 day ahead of time.How to Store: If you use the dough the same day, keep it covered at room temperature until you are ready to use it. Cover and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Pull the dough out for 1 hour before forming it and using it. You can cover and freeze the dough for up to 3 months. Thaw it at room temperature until soft and pliable.You can substitute 4 tablespoons of water with 4 tablespoons of olive oil if you’d like.A trick to help proof the dough is to add the bowl while resting in a slightly cracked oven with only the oven light on. It creates the perfect moist temperature environment for proofing.If you’re serious about pizza dough making, then I recommend purchasing a bench knife and banneton.You can do this recipe in a stand mixer with the dough hook. Let the dough rise during the resting period and knead at low speed during the folding procedures.No need for a rolling pin in this recipe.