Homemade Pizza Dough for a Thin Cracker Like Crust

What You'll Need

  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • 2 cup vessel to bloom yeast (a bowl or measuring cup)
  • marble board or clean surface for kneading
  • clean kitchen towels
  • knife or pastry scraper to divide dough
  • 4 cups All Purpose Flour plus a bit for dusting
  • 1 package yeast, dissolved in 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt

This recipe for pizza dough works well for our Grilled Pizza recipe. This dough makes a thin, cracker-like crust, perfect for quickly cooking on the grill at a high temperature.

Makes enough for four 13" round pizzas.
The Dough: takes about 2 1/2 hours from start to finish; allow time for the dough to rise.

hommade pizza dough


1) Bloom the yeast

In your measuring cup, add the packet of yeast to the warm water and allow the yeast to float on the surface of the water for 2 minutes before stirring it gently in.

bloom the yeast

2) Mix your ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour. Pour the oil and the yeast/water combination into the flour, and mix together thoroughly with your hands or a spoon.

3) Knead and let rise

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface (we use a marble board) and knead for 10 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 2 hours.

4) Divide and rest

When the dough has roughly doubled in size, divide it into 4 equal rounds and shape it into a ball; allow it to rest for an additional 2 minutes under the damp towel.

Try our Grilled Pizza recipe for best results.

homemade bbq pizza


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