Basic Quick Pizza Dough

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

The most interesting thing about this crust is the addition of the honey. When you spray the oven with water, you create a steam that help crisp the crust!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the warm water, honey, and olive oil in a cup and sprinkle with the yeast.
  2. Let stand for 10 minutes Place the whole wheat flour, salt, and 1 cup of all purpose flour in a food processor.
  3. Process for about 10 seconds, or until combined.
  4. Add the yeast mixture, pulsing to combine.
  5. Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft, slightly moist dough.
  6. If the mixture is too sticky, sprinkle with a little more flour and process it in; if it is too dry, add a little more water.
  7. Process the dough for 45 seconds Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth, about 1 minute.
  8. Transfer the dough to a bowl.
  9. Drizzle with a little olive oil and turn the dough over to coat lightly with oil.
  10. cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  11. (If you are not baking the pizza right away, refrigerate the dough after it rises. It can be kept overnight) When ready to bake, heat the oven to 450F.
  12. Lightly oil a heavy 12-14" round pan or 15X10" jelly roll pan and sprinkle with cornmeal Punch down the dough and place it in the pan.
  13. Stretch the dough to fit the pan, building up the edges slightly.
  14. Cover with topping and bake until the pizza is browned and crusty, usually 15-25 minutes.
  15. Spray the bottom of the oven with water 3 times during the first 5-10 minutes of baking time.


Most Helpful

I was sad when my breadmaker broke, but now that I have this recipe, it won't be missed. Thank you so much for a light airy dough. I followed the instructions exactly, only I added 1 cup of whole wheat flour to make it 50%. Thank you so much Tish, I will use this for pizza and cinnamon rolls! :)

andreaadams01 January 25, 2010

Don't believe this should be called quick, since it uses regular yeast instead of rapid acting yeast- just my own opinion.

cookin_nurse November 02, 2009

Thank you SO MUCH, Tish! I had a craving for pizza and a fridge full of leftovers, and your pizza dough was AWESOME! I didn't have whole wheat flour, so I used all all-purpose instead, had to use a lot more (not sure how much more, as I just kept adding flour until it wasn't too sticky). I had some leftover stuffed eggplant and spaghetti sauce, so that went on, added some bacon, salami and provolone cheese and it was a meal! As soon as it came out, I got some butter (not unsalted) and rubbed it on the crust and added some garlic powder. Delicious!

HawaiiChef79 March 15, 2009

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