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Delicious And Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Friday nights at our house are pizza night, but not your normal take out pizza. We have a gourmet, make your own pizza party night almost every Friday. It all started a few years ago when Kent discovered a gourmet pizza dough recipe in Vines, a food and wine magazine that we subscribe to. The recipe was unique in that it called for white wine instead of water.

A family tradition started and has continued. It’s such a great tradition that the boys continued it when they went back to Thunder Bay. We gather around the kitchen and as Kent prepares the dough we catch up. A bottle of wine, some cheese and maybe the current edition of A Wine Magazine.

How do you make homemade pizza dough is a question often asked in our home. Kent is a gourmet pizza maker. Once you try this you will never go back to a standard mix.

Homemade Pizza Dough

You'll never want store-bought again!
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Course: dinner, lunch, snacks
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: homemade, pizza dough
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 214kcal
Cost: 10


  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • Italian spices and cayenne *to taste if needed


  • Mix yeast, water, wine and honey in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave for five minutes. After five minutes, remove the plastic. The mixture should be a beige slightly bubbly goopy mixture with a delicious yeast smell.
    1 tbsp active dry yeast, 1/2 cup white wine, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 tbsp honey
  • Add salt, olive oil, flour and any other seasonings you choose. Once it has been thoroughly mixed it should have a springy texture.
    1 tbsp sea salt, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 cups all purpose flour, Italian spices and cayenne
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for 50 minutes. While the dough is rising, get the ingredients together.
  • After 50 minutes the dough will have increased in size by half. Preheat oven to 475.
  • Sprinkle some flour on your counter and turn bowl upside down so dough falls on the counter, knead slightly and form into a ball, divide into two.
  • Place dough on pan and roll out the dough.
  • Place pan with dough in preheated oven for one minute, remove and add your ingredients. Now it's time to dress your pizza!
  • Bake at 475 for 8-10 minutes on the middle rack.


Serving: 1pizza dough | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.5g | Protein: 6.6g | Fat: 2.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 170mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 2.5g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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Linda Cassidy
Linda Cassidy
Linda Cassidy, Owner and Chief Writer over at A Labour of Life hails from Ottawa, Canada. A Labour of Life is her view of the world from a Boomer’s perspective. Celebrating a time of life where one can celebrate all that life has to offer. Life begins at 50, a time where travel, food, wine and fashion merge together guilt free.
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