Aunt Vera's Pizza Dough

1 Serving


  • 3/4 cup warm water (not hot!)

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 envelope yeast

  • 3 tablespoons oil (5 tablespoons if a crispier crust is desired)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups flour


  • Grease bowl.

  • Set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, stir together water and sugar.

  • Sprinkle yeast over the surface.

  • Mix and let stand 5 minutes until foamy.

  • Stir in 2 cups of flour.

  • Move to a floured board and knead in more flour (the remaining 1/2 cup), until dough is not sticky.

  • Knead about 2 or 3 minutes.

  • Place in oiled bowl.

  • Cover and let rise until double in bulk.

  • When risen, roll out on floured board to shape of round pizza (large one).

  • Brush oil over surface with pastry brush (so it won’t bubble up too much).

  • Bake at 425° for 10 minutes until under side is lightly browned.

  • Remove from oven and put tomato sauce and cheese etc.

  • Put back in the oven and bake until cheese melts and under side is brown - about another 10 or 15 minutes.

Category: Yeast Breads