Basic Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: dough for 2 10-inch pies
  • ⅔ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir the sugar into the water until dissolved. Sprinkle with yeast and let sit for 2-3 minutes, until foamy. Stir together, adding the olive oil.
  2. Sift together the flour and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Using floured hands, knead until a smooth ball forms. Transfer to an oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover loosely with a clean towel and set in a warm place to rise for at least 1 hour.
  3. When it's time to cook, divide into two even pieces to make two 10-inch pizzas or use to make one large pizza.
  4. To cook this pizza dough, roll out into thin rounds and use a fork to prick all over. Brush with olive oil and then top as desired. Cook for 10-15 minutes on a preheated pizza stone in an oven set to 500 degrees. Let cool slightly before cutting.
Recipe by Sarah's Cucina Bella at