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Pizza Dough Recipe Needed

KMIAA's picture
KMIAA

Pizza Dough Recipe Needed

Hi, I'm fairly new to the board.  This is my second message to the board.  BTW, love this site.  My question is:  I would like a good pizza dough recipe that would fit in a half sheet baking pan.  I know there's a lot of recipes on the board for Pizza Dough, but am not sure if they are suitable for such a half sheet pan.  Thannks!

Edith Pilaf's picture
Edith Pilaf

Floyd's Pizza Primer has what has become my 'go-to' pizza dough.  It is highly adaptable to different styles just by tweaking the hydration a little.  Half a recipe would probably fill a half sheet with a thin crust. 

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bartwin

Jim Lahey's new book called "My Bread" has a recipe for pizza that produces enough dough for two 13x18 inch rimmed baking sheets. You can make all of it and use just what you need and freeze the rest for up to one month. Or just make what you need.   page 117, and good pictures about the process too.

Matt H's picture
Matt H

I've made this so many times I've got it memorized. It helps that everything is either a 1 or a 3:


3 c. flour
1 c. warm water
3 T. olive oil
1 t. salt
1 t. instant yeast


Combine, knead, rise, shape, top, bake.


Easy to double, quadruple, refrigerate, freeze, make substitutions, etc.

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gildee

what about a sweetner to proof the yeast?

Matt H's picture
Matt H

Don't need it. Add it if you want. Most flour you buy has a bit of malted barley, which has enzymes that break down starch into sugar. That's usually plenty to feed the yeasties.


If you like sweet-tasting crust, add sugar, brown sugar, honey, malt syrup, agave sweetener... ok, you get the idea.


Don't get the wrong impression from people on the site who give you percentages and weights in grams for all their ingredients. Bread-making is incredibly forgiving. You can add a little bit of almost anything and still get good bread!

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KMIAA

Thanks so much for the replies.  I will look at the pizza dough primer and also save the recipe posted.  You guys are best and so helpful.

Matt H's picture
Matt H

Although I do kind of wonder why you didn't just google "pizza dough recipe"... ;P

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KMIAA

Hi, I didn't google Pizza Dough Recipe because I thought that I would get good information here.  Hope that's ok.

Edith Pilaf's picture
Edith Pilaf

The Pizza Primer is on this website, http://www.thefreshloaf.com/recipes/pizza