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Here's a breakdown of the process, from creating the dough to enjoying a delicious homemade pizza:


For the dough: (Makes 1 medium pizza)

  • 1 ½ cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (3 grams) active dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon (2 grams) salt
  • ½ cup (120 ml) warm water (105°F - 115°F / 40°C - 46°C)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup (120 ml) crushed tomatoes or passata
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

For the toppings: (Choose your favorites!)

  • Shredded mozzarella cheese (or your preferred cheese)
  • Pizza sauce (optional, if not using homemade sauce)
  • Pepperoni, sausage, vegetables (e.g., onions, peppers, mushrooms), pineapple (if you like!), etc.


1. Make the dough:

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, and salt.
  • In a separate container, warm the water to the specified temperature. Stir in the olive oil.
  • Gradually add the warm water mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing until a shaggy dough forms.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 5-10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. You can also use a stand mixer with a dough hook for this step.

2. Let the dough rise:

  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning it once to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel.
  • Let the dough rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.

3. Preheat the oven:

  • Aim for a high temperature to bake the pizza, ideally around 450°F (230°C) or higher, if your oven allows.
  • If using a pizza stone, preheat it in the oven along with the oven for at least 30 minutes. A pizza stone helps distribute heat evenly and contributes to a crispier crust. (You can bake pizza directly on a baking sheet if you don't have a pizza stone.)

4. Prepare the sauce (if making homemade):

  • In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken slightly. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

5. Assemble the pizza:

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle (or your desired size). You can stretch it by hand for a more rustic look or use a rolling pin.
  • Transfer the dough to a pizza peel (a large, flat paddle for transferring pizzas) dusted with flour, or directly onto a baking sheet.
  • Spread a thin layer of sauce over the dough, leaving a small border around the edge.
  • Add your desired cheese and toppings.

6. Bake the pizza:

  • Carefully slide the pizza from the peel (or baking sheet) onto the preheated pizza stone (or baking sheet, if not using a stone).
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Keep an eye on it to avoid burning.

7. Slice and enjoy!

  • Once baked, remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing. Slice with a pizza cutter or a sharp knife and enjoy your delicious homemade pizza!


  • Fresh ingredients: Using fresh ingredients like shredded mozzarella cheese and flavorful toppings can significantly enhance your pizza's taste.
  • Don't overload the dough: Avoid overloading the pizza with too many toppings, as it can make the crust soggy.
  • Cheese placement: Add some cheese directly on the dough before adding the sauce. This creates a cheesy layer between the crust and the sauce, preventing the crust from getting soggy.
  • Cornmeal for a crispier crust: Sprinkle a thin layer of cornmeal onto your pizza peel or baking sheet before transferring the dough. This helps prevent sticking and can contribute to a crispier crust.
  • Experiment with flavors: There are endless topping combinations! Get creative and explore different flavor profiles to find your perfect pizza.

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