Easy Pizza Dough Soft And Fluffy Pizza

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I am all about getting that dough! Also, I am all about making easy pizza dough. Using active dry yeast, this soft and fluffy pizza dough recipe will assist you in making the best pizza ever!

The Soft And Fluffy Pizza Dough Recipe Struggle

I love pizza. In fact, pizza is my favorite food of all time. So, you can imagine the despair I felt during the time that I was terrible at making the dough.

Back then, I wish I had an easy pizza dough recipe because making that dough was not easy.

Ironically, It was not easy making the dough that goes in my wallet during those times either.

Every time I tried to make the pizza dough, it would not come out to be a perfectly round sphere. Plus, most of the dough would stick to my hand to the point that I felt like I was wasting food.

Knowing what I know now, I can also say that it did not help to be impatient as well. When you are hungry, impatiences come with the territory. Fortunately, after numerous attempts, I finally got the recipe down to a science.

How Do I Make My Dough Fluffy? Using Active Dry Yeast

To have the fluffiest of dough, make sure that the dough is full of air. To achieve this, let the dough rise after the kneading process. For me, I give the dough an hour to rise at a bare minimum.

Also, after the dough rises for the 1st time, I start kneading the dough again, then repeat the process of letting the dough rise.

Using active dry yeast is immensely helpful in the process as well.

Soft and fluffy goes hand to hand. So, to assist on your journey to making a fluffy pizza dough recipe, let us try to make the pizza dough soft as well.

In my experience making soft pizza dough, I learned that the softness of the pizza dough is based on how moist the dough is. You do not want your pizza dough to be on the dry side, so add water and/or oil to the dough.

On the flip side, too much liquid will cause your dough to be a mess and nearly impossible to knead. With that being said, find a sweet spot and put the perfect amount of liquid in your dough.

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What Is The Secret Of Good Soft And Fluffy Dough?

The secret to good pizza dough is using the right amount of every ingredient being used and using good technique.

The ingredients and instructions for this easy pizza dough recipe are provided below, but make sure that you follow the ingredients, measurements, and steps exactly like it is said.

When it comes to pizza dough you can’t cut corners. Not only do all the flavors have to balance each other out, but also, your technique has to be on point.

What I mean by technique is that once the dough is created you have to turn the dough into a perfectly round ball which is easier said than done.

After that, you will seal the dough in a mixing bowl and let it rise. Using active dry yeast this task will be much easier.

Also, let us not forget the technique of actually form the pizza. Using a rolling pin is okay, however, using a rolling pin will push out the air that is in the pizza dough, making the pizza dough less fluffy.

On the contrary, if you are aiming to have a thin crust pizza, then the rolling pin is perfect for you.

Why Is My Soft And Fluffy Dough Not Soft?

Your easy dough pizza is not so easily soft because your dough lacks hydration. That means your pizza dough is drier than a nun’s love life who complains about there are not enough good men in the world.

To the nun community, please do not destroy me, it is just a joke.

Seriously, make sure that there is some type of liquid in your pizza dough, whether you are using water, oil, or both.

Just do not overdo it with the liquids, and your pizza dough will be one step closer to being perfect.

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What Kind Of Flour Makes The Best Dough?

As somebody who has been on multiple diets, let me be straight up with you, just stick with the white flour that you are used to.

Almond flour, coconut flour, wheat flour, and any other flour you can think of maybe cool to eat, but it will not compare to white flour.

The best pizza will not be found dieting, however, if you do not mind eating a pizza without the dough, then this recipe will be excellent for you and all your needs!

I introduce you to the crust-less pizza wrap.

Why Does Homemade Pizza Taste Different?

Well, it is time to speak some truth into this pizza world. Homemade pizza is made from scratch, while a franchise pizza restaurant is using store-bought dough and sauce.

By the way, the toppings are not fresh either and some of them are not using active dry yeast.

Making The Easy Pizza Dough (12 Inch Pizza Dough)

Servings: 8

  • Pizza Dough
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 2 cups All-Purpose flour
    • 3/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
    • 1 1/2 tbsp Light Olive Oil (In Dough Mixture)
    • 1/4 tsp Light Olive Oil (During Kneading Process)
    • 1/4 tsp Light Olive Oil (After Letting Dough Rise)
    • 1 tsp White Sugar
    • 3/4 cups Water, Room Temperature
  • Equipment
    • Oven
    • Parchment Paper
    • Mixing Bowl With Lid
    • Stand Mix (Optional)
    • Bread Maker (Optional)

Prepare The Dough

  • Initial Ingredients For Dough:
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 2 cups All-Purpose flour
    • 3/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
    • 1 1/2 tbsp Light Olive Oil
    • 1 tsp White sugar
    • 3/4 cups Water, Room Temperature
  • Knead the dough until it’s smooth. If you have a stand mixer, then you can use that to knead the dough.
  • Knead dough into a nice round ball, rub 1/4 tbsp of oil on the dough.
  • Place dough in a sealed container and let rest for 1 hour.
  • After an hour, knead the dough into a round ball again, rub the dough with the rest of the oil again, then place the pizza dough in a sealed container for another hour.
  • During this resting period, preheat the oven with an iron grid inside on the highest oven temperature (550 degrees) for 30 minutes, then put the oven on high broil for another 30 mins. After 30 minutes the oven will be ready to use, but keep it on high broil because that will be the setting to cook the pizza.
  • Flatten the pizza dough into a round 10 – 12 inch pizza by using your fingertips.

Using A Bread Maker For The Easy Pizza Dough (Optional)

The first thing you would want to do is to put the wet ingredients into the bread maker. Next, add the dry ingredients and turn the bread maker on the dough cycle.

The bread maker will do its thing and a timer will show up letting you know when the dough is ready.

If you are good at making the dough by hand, then the bread maker is not needed.

When the dough is ready, sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and place the dough on the area with the flour. The flour will help prevent the dough from sticking to the surface.

When The Dough Is Done

Once the dough is made, you can go crazy with everything else. It is your pizza, do what you want! Pepperoni pizza recipe and spicy sub pizza are worth checking out.

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Easy Pizza Dough Soft And Fluffy Pizza

I am all about getting that dough! Also, I am all about making easy pizza dough. Using active dry yeast, this soft and fluffy pizza dough recipe will assist you in making the best pizza ever!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Time For Dough To Rise 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 150 kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl With Lid
  • Stand Mixer (Optional)
  • Bread Maker (Optional)

Ingredients
  

Pizza Dough

  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Cup All-Purpose flour Use The Exact Amount
  • 3/4 Tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Light
  • 1 Tsp White Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Water Room Temperature

Instructions
 

Preparing The Dough

  • Mix all the ingredients for the dough, but only use 1 1/2 tbsp of light olive oil.
  • Knead the dough until it's smooth. Knead dough into a nice round ball and rub 1/4 tbsp of oil on the dough. If you have a stand mixer, then you can use that to knead the dough.
  • Place dough in a sealed container and let rest for 1 hour. After an hour, knead the dough into a round ball again, rub the dough with the rest of the oil, then place the pizza dough in a sealed container for another hour.
  • Preheat the oven with an iron grid inside on the highest oven temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Put the oven on high broil for 30 mins. Keep the oven on high broil for the pizza.

Using A Bread Maker For The Dough (Optional)

  • The first thing you would want to do is to put the wet ingredients into the bread maker. Next, add the dry ingredients and turn the bread maker on the dough cycle.
  • The mixture will be in the bread maker until the timer goes off.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 148mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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