Tuesday, June 25, 2013

No Knead Pizza Dough - Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe!

No Knead Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough pressed into a pan
Soon, you will be making Pizza!!!!!

This homemade pizza dough recipe is so easy, you don’t need any high powered mixers or food processors…   No Knead recipes for bread are really a game changer….  All you need is the ingredients, a spoon and a container to mix the dough in…   It is really that easy, and best of all, you can use this no knead dough in all of your gourmet pizza recipes.

No Knead dough is much softer than standard pizza dough…   So, while hand tossing is more difficult, it is much easier to press out the dough into a pan.   This makes it easier for folks that don’t have a lot of experience with hand tossing, and perhaps have anxiety of having to clean pizza dough off the ceiling.

With that said, this translates great to a Grandma Pizza, which is thicker than standard Neapolitan pizza, yet thinner than Sicilian pizza.  If one wanted a pizza with a thinner crust, I would suggest a rolling pin.   Thicker crust?  Just let it rise.

You can see my video on YouTube where I make this dough.    

Although I am using some semolina flour, you can choose not to, and replace it with all purpose flour.

So, without further delay, here is the recipe:


  • 2 ¾ cups of water
  • ¼ cup of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Packet of Yeast
  • 5 ½ Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Semolina Flour ( Called Pasta Flour in some stores.   You can use All Purpose Flour if you can’t find this )


1)    Add the Brown Sugar, Yeast to a container suitable for mixing the dough
2)    Add the Water and Olive Oil.   Stir well until dissolved.
3)    Add a cup of flour and stir with a spoon
4)    Add the salt and stir with the spoon
5)    Add another cup of flour and stir with the spoon.
6)    Keep adding flour and stirring until all flour is incorporated.
7)    Cover and set the dough out overnight.
8)    Separate the dough into 4 – 6 separate parts ( depending on how big your pizza’s will be) Put each part into a round container that has been coated with olive oil.   Put a little olive oil on top and cover.
9)    Refrigerate.  Use within 2 weeks.

You are using a round container to help you to make a round pizza.   If you were making a square pizza, use a square pan.    The container needs to be covered while in the refrigerator. 

I hope you enjoy making awesome pizzas with this easy to make, no knead pizza dough recipe.    I like the flavor of the brown sugar, but if you don’t, you can use white sugar, if you want.    Experiment with different blends of flours.   For a whole wheat variation, replace the cup of semolina with Whole Wheat flour…   Other variations that I have done include putting sesame seeds in the dough, putting garlic or garlic powder in the dough, dried herbs…   Really, whatever you can dream up.

So, enjoy the No Knead Pizza Dough Recipe!   And check back for more great authentic Italian recipes!

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