The Ooni Classic Pizza Dough recipe is perfect for those who are short on time. It only takes 4 ingredients, rises quickly and tastes better than any pizza from a pizzeria
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:3 Hours
Total Time:3 Hours & 10 Mins
Yield:4 Dough Balls 1x
13oz (365g) Cold water
4 tsp (18g) Salt
7g Instant dried yeast (20g fresh or 9.2g active dried yeast)
21.5oz (610g) “00” Flour
1 tsp Olive Oil
In order to activate the yeast quicker, you need to use lukewarm water. to get the right temperature place 1/3 of the water into a saucepan until it begins to boil. Once its boiling place it in a bowl with the remaining 2/3 of cold water.
Add the salt and whisk it until it is fully dissolved.
Once the salt has dissolved, add the yeast and whisk it until all yeast is mixed in.
Leave the yeast to start activating for 5 minutes. You should know the yeast is activated as it will start to form a foam on the top.
In a bowl place the flour and then pour in the yeast mixture
Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it has started to form dough. You may need to continue to mix with your hand to fully combine.
Once its fully combined into a dough, flour your surface and empty the dough out onto your work surface.
Knead the pizza dough for 5 10 minutes. Try not to add any more flour as this will reduce the hydration.
Add 1 tsp Olive Oil onto the dough and rub it in with your hands. Knead again for another minute. (The oil helps to give it a smoother surface and helps improve flavour)
Place into an air tight container or a bowl covered with cling film. Leave in a warm place for 2 hours.
Once the dough has risen, divide the mixture into 4 equal sized dough balls.
Place each dough ball into a separate air tight container or bowl cover with cling film.
Leave to rest for 30-60 minutes – it should double in size.
Your dough balls are now ready to be shaped and use. Or you can store the pizza dough for the next time you need them.