Pizza Dough

If you have never cooked a pizza over the coals, you are missing a real treat! The EGG produces the same results as cooking pizza in a brick oven. This particular dough recipe cooks thin and crisp and is the perfect base for your favorite toppings. You will get the best results if the EGG and the Baking Stone are very hot before you begin cooking.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water (105º to 115ºF)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour plus extra as needed
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cornmeal for dusting

Instructions

Pour the water into a liquid measuring cup, add the sugar, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the liquid becomes frothy.

Pour the flour and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the yeast mixture, and mix on low speed until combined. Add the olive oil and continue to mix on low. Once blended, knead the dough on low speed for 5 to 6 minutes, until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.

Turn the dough onto a Dough Rolling Mat or a lightly floured surface and form into a ball. Place the dough in a well-oiled bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 11⁄2 hours, or until doubled in size.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Form the dough into a ball and, using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 4 equal parts. Shape each part into a disk and dust with flour.

Set the EGG for indirect cooking at 600°F/316°C.

To roll and bake, using a rolling pin roll a dough disk into a 10 to 12 inch circle. Lightly dust the pizza peel with cornmeal. Place the rolled-out dough onto the pizza peel, top with the desired toppings and gently slide the dough directly onto a preheated Baking Stone. Cook for 5 minutes or until the dough is lightly brown and crisp. Repeat for the remaining dough disks.

Makes 4 pizzas

10 thoughts on “Pizza Dough”

  1. I always have a problem with the dough sticking to the wooden pizza peel. Maybe I roll it out too thin? Any suggestions that would help?

    Thanks,

    Bob

    1. Try a piece of parchment paper between the dough and the pizza peel. Remove the parchment paper about 5 minutes into the cook.

    2. Making sure both the dough and wooden peel has corn meal on it helps keep things from sticking in my experience. Maybe the dough is a little too wet?

  2. My dough never got elastic or smooth. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer and even after rising it’s still looks lumpy! What did I do wrong?

    1. MrsP… I made this right the first time, then the second and third times had the same problem you described. I also have a kitchen aid mixer. What I found was that the mixer was not initially mixing all the ingredients together immediately. What I did was started with a cup of flour, added the yeast mixture, then stirred manually, then slowly added the other two cups of flour while stirring. THEN I transferred that to the mixture for kneading. Give this a try!

  3. Perfect crust recipe but watch the time close – and check your pizza bottom – we lost one that we let go a little too long! Also had success at 550! Also skipped the cornmeal because we didn’t have any and it still turned out great!

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