This past weekend we hosted a backyard pizza party with some of our friends. A few years ago, Steve had a pizza oven put it and we love using it to host parties! This is a fun way to do individual pizzas and one of our favorite pizza dough recipes.


Ground Beef

Ground Chorizo

Rotisserie Chicken

Porter Road Bacon (Code LWL20 will provide $20 off your first order $99+)

Roasted Garlic Gloves


Sliced Red Onion

Sautéed Green Peppers + Onions

Sliced Tomatoes

Pickled Jalapeños

Black Olives

Pineapple Chunks

Sautéed Mushrooms

Goat Cheese

Fresh Mozzarella

Feta Cheese

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Olive Oil


Roa’s Pizza Sauce

Mikes Hot Honey

Truffle Tomato Sauce

Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Red Pepper Flakes

Italian Seasoning

Grated Parmesan Cheese

Ranch Dressing




  • 4 cups Molino Caputo Tipo 00 flour
  • 1 1/2 cups, plus 2-3 tbs water
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry active year


  1. Mix the dough in a stand mixer, by hand or in a bread machine. If you are using a stand mixer, mix slowly for two minutes, until you have made a ball.
  2. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes, to allow the flour to absorb the water.
  3. Then, mix at a middle speed (3 or 4 on a KitchenAid) for 5 minutes, and slow for 2 minutes.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball, place it in a slightly oiled bowl, cover it with a towel, and let it rise for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, or until double.
  5. Punch it down and push out the air bubbles. Form the dough into a large ball, then cut into 4-5 equal pieces.
  6. Gently shape your dough into a ball, then stretch the top of the ball down and around the rest of the ball, until the the outer layer wraps around the other side.
  7. Pinch the two ends together to make a smooth ball with a tight outer skin. Then set your ball seam-side down where it can rest.
  8. Dust your pizza balls with flour, and store them under a damp towel, in a proofing tray, or under plastic wrap. This will prevent the outside of the ball from drying out and creating a crust, and becoming difficult to work with. The top of the pizza ball should be soft and silky.
  9. Your pizza balls will need to rest for about an hour to become soft and elastic, so they can be easily stretched into a thin crust pizza.
  10. If you don't need your pizza balls for a few hours, you should refrigerate them, and bring them back out of the refrigerator an hour or so before you want to use them.
  11. Try making your pizza balls the day before you need them. Overnight refrigeration helps the dough develop more flavor, and a fully developed dough browns better in your oven.

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June 2, 2021



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My dough did not rise at all, which I’ve never had happen. I’ve also never mixed a dough for this long, could this be an issue? Running to grab takeout! Thanks!

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