Pizza Dough
Serves: Two 12" crusts
  • FOR THE DOUGH: This makes TWO 12" pizza crusts
  • Sponge:
  • ½ cup warm water (not hot!)
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour + 1 Tbsp
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. MAKING THE DOUGH: Place ½ cup of lukewarm water (not hot) in a small cup and add the sugar and active yeast, stir and let sit for 5-8 minutes until the yeast becomes foamy. It will double in size.
  3. While the yeast is rising, pour the remaining cup of lukewarm water in the bowl of a stand electric mixer fitted with a dough hook and add olive oil, both flours and salt.
  4. Add the foamy yeast mixture to the remaining ingredients and turn on the mixer on low speed until the dough forms a ball.
  5. Turn up the speed to medium for an additional minute. The dough will appear sticky at first, but be patient, within 2 minutes it will form a perfect ball!
  6. Take out the dough and sprinkle with no more than 1 tsp flour so your hands won’t stick to it.
  7. Gently shape the dough into a large ball and place it in a bowl loosely covered with a clean hand-towel.
  8. Let rise for 15-20 minutes.
Recipe by Cuisinicity at