Simple, Quick-Rise Pizza Dough

Yield: One pizza


  • 280 g (2.5 cups) bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 10 g (2 tsp) sugar
  • 6 g (1.25 tsp) salt
  • 3/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup water


  1. Combined the flours, sugar, and salt in a large bowl
  2. Heat the water until about 110° F (warm, but not hot enough to hurt you if you put your finger in it)
  3. Place the yeast into the warm water and wait 2-10 minutes to see if it blooms (bubbles). Once it has bloomed, add it to the dry mixture and combine
  4. Knead until smooth and shape into a round ball. Cover with a clean dish towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 45 minutes
  5. Carefully stretch to the thickness and size you would like and enjoy with sauces and toppings of your choice

Note: typically, when I cook these crusts it takes about 8-9 minutes on a pizza stone, but it also can be placed on a metal tray and cooked that way. Do not place the dough directly on the rack because it will fall through and it will break your heart.