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Pizza Dough

New York Style Pizza Dough has that wonderful New York "bite." The crunch and then chewiness indicative of great New York Pizza.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jill Selkowitz



  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flours and salt.
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together water, yeast and olive oil, then pour it into flour mixture.
  • Using one hand, go around the bowl and combine (mixture should just come together as dough) and then stop.
  • Cover with a towel and let rest 15 minutes
  • Knead dough in your hand, making it into a bowl, until it is silky smooth.
  • Cut in half and roll into a ball.
  • Put a little flour onto the bottom of a plate, place the two balls on top and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest overnight in the refrigerator.
  • The next day, remove the dough 30 to 45 minutes before you begin to shape it for pizza.
  • Put flour on work space and flatten dough.
  • The bottom should be the bottom and the top should be the top.
  • Rub an extra amount of flour on the bottom of the dough and then turn over.
  • Use your fingers to mark the crust all around the circle.
  • Pick it up and go back and forth and around, from hand to hand and let gravity stretch it.
  • Use your fists around to stretch it more.
  • It should be about 12 inches.
  • Turn it over and add a little more flour to the bottom.


  • Place pizza stone on the middle rack of oven and turn heat to its highest setting (550). Let it heat for at least an hour.
  • Add toppings.
  • Bake until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling, approximately 4 to 8 minutes


If you want to eat the pizza the same day, let it rise 3 to 4 hours at room temperature and then go to the next step, but overnight makes a better crust.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg