How To Make Pizza - Classic Hand-Tossed Pizza

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Jan. 07, 2016

How to make pizza at home! Homemade pizza dough recipe and video to show how to shape it like a boss.


Bread flour 5 1/4 Cup (84 tbs) , divided (plus extra for kneading, king arthur brand suggested)
Instant yeast/Bread machine yeast 2 Teaspoon
Lukewarm water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (90 to 100 degrees f)
Salt 1 Tablespoon
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon (For greasing)
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon (for kneading and storing)
For homemade pizza sauce:
Roma tomatoes 2 Pound
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , mince
Dried oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon



1.In the bowl of stand mixer with a bread hook or just a large bowl, combine the yeast and flour.

2.Dissolve the salt and sugar in the water, then add the oil.

3.Add the water mixture to the machine and turn it to low speed for kneading. (In the absence of a mixer, combine with a large spoon until a workable dough forms.)

4.Knead on low speed for about 5 minutes, or by hand, adding a tablespoon of flour or so if necessary to make a soft, smooth, non-sticky dough.

5.Divide the dough ball into 4 or 5 equal portions and shape into round balls as shown in the video.

6.Coat each ball lightly in oil and store in individual containers in the fridge overnight.

7.Preheat the oven t0 500-600 degrees F.


8.Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before you plan to shape the pizzas.

9.When shaping, sprinkle a countertop with flour and put a dough ball down. Form a crust around the edge, then gently press out the center. Use your knuckles and a gently stretching movement to form the pizza crust.

10.Lay on a well-floured pizza peel or cardboard square and dress the pizza.

11.Transfer it into a preheated oven or onto a preheated stone or cast iron skillet and bake 5-10 minutes until brown and bubbly.

12.Remove and cool on a cutting board for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.


13. Serve and enjoy.



1.Blanch and peel the tomatoes: Bring a pot of water to boil. Cut a small X in the bottom (blossom end) of each tomato and drop in the boiling water. 2.Count to 60 and remove with a slotted spoon into a bowl of ice water for 30 seconds. Remove and peel off the skin with your fingers.

3.Dice the peeled tomatoes.

4.Saute the garlic in the oil over medium heat for about 30 seconds.

5.Add the tomatoes, oregano, and salt.

6.Reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes.

7.Puree or leave the sauce slightly chunky.


This recipe makes 4 or 5 pizzas and enough sauce to lightly coat them.

Recipe requires an OVERNIGHT REST, up to 48 hours.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 15