So you want to impress your friends with home-made pizza? But you didn't plan ahead to let the dough rise for 2 hours? Here's the quick and dirty way to make fast dough (legal in most states).


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Add 1 teaspoon sugar to the warm water and stir. Sprinkle the yeast on top of the water and stir again. Let sit for about 5 minutes. The yeast should kind of foam up and start to smell yeasty. If nothing happens in about 10 minutes, the yeast is probably dead (you murderer!) Try a different package of yeast and start again.

Now you have two choices on how to mix the dough. The first is more effective, but if you lack certain tools (such as a food processor), the second way works, too.


In the food processor (with the steel knife blade) add flour, oil, salt, and sugar. Pulse off/on a couple of times to mix. With the food processor is running, add the yeast/water mixture through the feed tube. Let flour mixture combine with the liquid and allow it to "knead" for about 1 minute, or until dough is smooth. Add more water or flour, if necessary to get a smooth dough.

Option2: If you FEEL THE KNEAD

Knead by hand, using the minimum amount of flour on hands and board to control stickiness. Knead dough by folding it in half, turning 90 degrees, repeat process until well-mixed..

Let dough rest for 5 minutes before rolling out. Makes 2-12" pizzas or 1-15" large deep-dish. Add toppings, bake at 450 degrees about 20 minutes. Enjoy!