Makes 2 medium size pizzas


400 grams bread flour (may substitute with all-purpose flour)

½ teaspoon salt

2 ½ teaspoon instant dry yeast (rapid rise)

3 tablespoons olive oil

250 milliliters luke-warm water


In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, and yeast. Next, add olive oil and water. With a wooden spoon, stir until mixture resembles a thick mass. Dust with a little flour and knead in bowl for about 2 minutes until no dry bits of dough are incorporated.

Turn the dough onto a work surface, then knead for about 4 minutes dusting with a small amount of flour as needed.

Place the dough in a large bowl. Cover the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap. Leave it in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, for about 1-1.5 hours.

Punch the dough down and turn on a work surface. Form a ball and divide it into 2 pieces. Form each piece into a bowl and knead each piece for about 1 minute. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rest for about 20-30 minutes.

Form each piece to a pizza pie. Pre-bake each pie on one side on a pizza stone in the oven or grill heated to 500 degrees Fahrenheit for about 3 minutes. Turn it over and top baked side with your favorite topping. Return pizza to the pizza stone in the oven and bake for additional 4-6 minutes until cheese is bubbly.