Pizza Dough (1-1/2 lbs dough/ two 12-inch crusts)

Cuisinart original

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Makes 1½ pounds of dough, two 12-inch crusts


1            cup warm water (105°F to 110°F)

1½          teaspoons granulated sugar

2¼         teaspoons (1 standard packet) active dry yeast

3            cups unbleached, all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting and rolling

1½         teaspoons kosher salt

1            tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for coating the dough

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 ounces, based on 12 servings for two, 12-inch crusts): Calories 114 (9% from fat) carb. 23g pro. 3g fat 1g sat. fat 0g chol. 0mg sod. 286mg calc. 1mg fiber 1g



  1. Stir together the warm water, sugar and yeast in the Cuisinart® mixing bowl. Attach the dough hook and let stand until the mixture is foamy and bubbly, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. While the yeast is proofing, combine the bread flour and salt in a separate mixing bowl.
  3. Once the yeast is foamy, add the flour mixture and olive oil to the bowl and turn the mixer on to Speed 2 until dough comes together as a ball and cleans the side of the bowl.
  4. Once dough ball forms, continue to knead on Speed 2 for about 4 minutes. Dough should be smooth and spring back to the touch. If sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time until smooth. Alternatively, if the dough seems too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time.
  5. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  6. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and form into desired crust size(s) or as directed by recipe.