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A New York Pizza with a slice being removed.
New York Pizza Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Proof Overnight
18 hrs

If you can't go to NY, bring NY home to you and make my homemade New York Pizza recipe and get the next best thing!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 pizzas
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 4 1/2 cups (1lb 6oz/639g) bread flour*
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups (12floz/340ml) lukewarm water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 Minute Pizza Sauce
  • Mozzerella
The Day Before:
  1. In a bowl of an electric mixer add the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.

  2. In a separate jug add the warm water and oil.

  3. Turn the machine on to medium speed and add the wet ingredients into the dry. Just add enough liquid for the dough to form a ball. (The dough can be made by hand if you knead it for roughly 8-10 minutes on your work surface).

  4. When the dough is ready (see above video), divide the dough into three (xx) balls and place each in a container with a sealable lid. Place in refrigerator and allow to rise at least one day, and up to 4 days. The dough can also be frozen at this stage.

The Next Day:
  1. At least two hours before baking, remove dough from the refrigerator and allow it to sit at room temperature to take the chill off it.

  2. Preheat the oven to 500°F (250°C) and place in a pizza stone or tray if using. Turn a dough ball out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently stretch the dough by draping over your knuckles into a 12-14 inch circle about 1/4-inch thick. Slide the pizza base onto a flat baking tray lined with parchment (see video above).

  3. Spread pizza sauce evenly over the surface of the crust, almost to the edge. Sprinkle cheese over sauce followed by any of your favorite pizza toppings.

  4. Slide pizza onto baking stone and bake for roughly 12 - 15 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Transfer to cutting board, slice, and serve immediately.

Watch the Recipe Video!

Recipe Notes

*Bread Flour: If you don't have bread flour you can use the same amount of all-purpose flour.