Pizza Dough and Bonus Focaccia Bread

Recipe by sugarpea
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Add yeast and sugar to water, whisk and set aside until foamy.
  • Add yeast mixture and oil to flour; mix and turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 minutes (10 minutes if under stress or worried).
  • Place in oiled bowl, loosely covered with plastic wrap or clean towel; allow to rise in warm place until doubled in size, 45-60 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half and roll out 2-12"to 15" pizzas; or 1 large 9" focaccia (using all of the dough); or 1 pizza and 1 small 5" focaccia; or 2 small focaccia.
  • Bake topped pizza at 500° for 10-12 minutes.
  • Focaccia: After first rising, knead desired ingredients into dough; suggestions are herbs, cheese, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, garlic, onions or pesto.
  • Pat and stretch dough into small or large rounds; place on oiled cookie sheet, cover with towel and let rise in warm place again until doubled.
  • Just before putting bread in oven make indentations in the surface with your fingertips; if desired brush with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt; other suggestions are sesame seeds, beaten egg, flavored oils, pepper, sesame oil, rosemary or basil.
  • Bake on cookie sheet or pizza stone until golden brown at 475°, 10-25 minutes depending on size and ingredients.