Neapolitan Pizza Dough
A versatile and simple pizza dough made from the simplest of ingredients… water, flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.
This easy to make pizza dough, is based upon the classic Neapolitan Pizza. The beauty of this dough really is its simplicity. Based upon your level of dedication, you can just use standard All-Purpose Flour, or you can go all out and use 00 flour straight from Naples, Italy. I use this dough for both pizzas and calzones, including my favorite pizza-based dessert, the Chocolate Chip Calzone.
My love for Neapolitan Pizza, can be traced back to a small, but popular pizza parlor in Washington D.C., 2 Amy’s. The place has just the freshest ingredients and uses a wood-burning oven to make their pizza.
This pizza is great for making various types of pizzas.
This dough also works great for a calzone include dessert calzones!
- 2 Cups Warm Water (100° F)
- ½ Teaspoon of Active Dry Yeast
- 1 Teaspoon of Sugar
- 5 Cups of 00 Flour or Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
- 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
- Pour warm water, sugar, and yeast into the mixer bowl and allow to sit for 5 minutes in order to activate. After 5 minutes, the water should start to get slightly foamy.
- Kneed in the sea salt and gradually add in 4.5 - 5 cups of flour until the dough is slightly sticky. Dough should be thick, but have no lumps.
- Coat a bowl with olive oil and transfer dough over to the bowl. Allow the dough to rise for 30 minutes.
- Once dough has risen, split the dough into 4 and roll into balls. Use with the recipe of your choice for a great pizza or calzone.
Adapted from Eat Street by James Cunningham