Pizza Dough


  • 1 1/2 cups room temperature water

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 4 1/2 cups cake flour

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil


  • In a bowl, combine water and yeast. Wait 5 minutes for yeast to dissolve.
  • Using stand mixer paddle attachment, mix together 1/2 flour, salt and olive oil on low until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Add remaining flour and mix for 12 minutes.
  • Coat inside of another bowl with thick layer of olive oil (about 1 teaspoon).
  • Place dough in bowl and turn to coat in oil.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in warm place until dough doubles in size (at least 2 hours).
  • Remove plastic wrap and punch dough to deflate slightly.
  • Cut dough to form 4 round dough balls.
  • Place each in its own bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 35 minutes at room temperature
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees
  • Flatten dough on flour board with hands.
  • Roll to 1/2 in thick turns and roll dough until it won’t stretch further.
  • Use pan to flatten dough and pinch to form crust.
  • Bake on bottom shelf for 10-15 minutes on pizza stone or parchment-lined baking sheet.