Neapolitan Pizza Dough Recipe - How to Make Neapolitan Pizza Dough


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Neapolitan Pizza Dough Recipe 



330 g
00 Pizza Flour (100%)
195 g
Water, Cold (59%)
Yeast, Instant (0.3%)
Salt, Kosher (1.5%)


  1. Whisk yeast into water and let stand for a few moments while weighing pizza flour.
  2. Combine pizza flour with water and yeast, mixing just long enough so the dough comes together in a shaggy mass and there is no dry flour visible.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel and allow to rest for 30-60 minutes (autolyse).
  4. Add salt and knead with dough hook attachment in a Kitchen Aid mixer on speed #2 for 4 minutes. Turn off mixer, let dough rest for 4 minutes, and knead on #2 for another 4 minutes. Note to professionals: If using a Hobart or equivalent mixer, mix on #1 8-10 minutes, or until the dough passes the windowpane test. For best results, use a spiral mixer for pizza dough.
  5. Alternately, knead the dough by hand using the slap and fold method demonstrated in this sourdough boule video (skip to 2:50).
  6. Allow dough to bulk ferment for a minimum of 12 hours, with 18 hours being best. Look for dough to slightly surpass two times it's original volume. If dough is fermenting too quickly, try moving to a colder room, or possibily refrigerating near the end of the bulk fermentation.
  7. Divide dough into 290g portions. Round and proof for 2 hours at room temperature, or until the dough has doubled in size. For best results, allow dough to proof for about 20-30 minutes at room temperature and then refrigerate for minimum 3 hours, or as long as 24 hours. Remove from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature 1-2 hours before you will be makin pizzas. Slowing down the fermentation by refrigating will create a more complex flavor. Note that times will vary depending on how hot or cold your environment is. For every 17ºF/9ºC raise or drop in dough temperature, your yeast activity will double or decrease by half respectively. So a dough that takes 18 hours to ferment at a 70°F/21°C room temperature, will take only 9 hours when the temperature is raised to 87°F/30°C.
  8. Hand stretch dough into 12" discs, top, and bake in a wood fire oven with a minimum deck temperature of 750°F/400°C. See accompanying videos for a more indepth demonstration.


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