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Italian Pizza Bread Recipe

Course Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Bread, italian bread, pizza
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Bread Proofing 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 188kcal
Author Janine Waite


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Pizza Dough

  • 400 grams flour You can also use bread flour or King Arthur flour
  • 7 grams fast action yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 300 ml lukewarm water



    • Place flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. Bread makers always say to not place the yeast on top or near the salt.
    • Mix dry ingredients and create a well in the middle and pour lukewarm water in the hole.
    • Mix with a spoon or spatula.
    • Attach the dough hook to your Kitchen Aid mixer and knead the dough for six minutes.
    • You can knead the dough by hand, but this will take about 20-25 minutes.
    • Once the dough is done kneading, lightly flour a bowl and place the dough in the bowl.
    • Cover with a wet tea towel.
    • Allow dough to sit in a warm part of your house until it is double in size. You can also proof the dough in a 100° oven. If you do this, it takes about an hour to double the dough.
    • Once the dough has doubled in size, knock the air out of the dough by lightly punching it.
    • Place the dough on a lightly floured counter.
    • Shape in a rectangle, four squares across and two squares down. You can view my photos and videos for this step.
    • Place toppings on your dough.
    • Cut into to somewhat equal squares. You should have eight small square pizzas.
    • Fold the squares in half.
    • Place your pizzas in a greased loaf pan with the fold on the bottom.
    • Proof or allow your loaf to rise for 15 minutes.
    • Preheat your oven to 350° while you are waiting for the bread to rise.
    • Bake in a oven for about 60 minutes.
    • Once out of the oven, coat your loaf with olive oil.
    • Serve in pan or out of pan on a plate. Pull apart the pizza.


    Serving: 8servings | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 2mg