• 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant/active yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour + more for hands and surface


  1. Whisk the warm water, yeast and sugar in a bowl and cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes
  2. Add the olive oil, salt and flour in a big mixing bowl
  3. Pour the warm water into the flour and knead the dough for about 5 minutes
  4. After kneading, the dough should feel a little soft
  5. If the dough bounces back when poked with a finger, the dough is ready to rise. Otherwise, keep kneading for some more time
  6. Lightly grease the mixing bowl with oil and allow the dough to be coated with the oil
  7. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rise in room temperature for 1 to 1 1/2 hours
  8. Preheat the oven to 240°C
  9. Allow it to heat for 15-20 minutes while you shape the pizza
  10. Lightly grease baking sheet with olive oil
  11. Sprinkle the pan lightly with flour
  12. Shape the dough into 12” round. This dough makes 2 pizzas
  13. Brush the surface of the round lightly with olive oil
  14. Using fingers, push dents into the surface of the dough to prevent bubbling
  15. Put the pizza sauce on top of the round and put the toppings and mozzarella cheese and bake for about 12-15 minutes

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