J Dub’s Quick Pizza Dough is a recipe I have been tweaking for several years. I wanted a dough that I could get ready in a few hours without having to proof overnight in the fridge. I’m never going to stop tweaking it, but here’s the proof that I think this recipe is worth sharing.


750 grams bread flour (separate 3 T flour, from the 750 grams of flour)

480 grams warm water

20 grams kosher salt

30 grams active dry yeast

30 grams good quality olive oil


  1. Measure out all of your ingredients using a kitchen scale. Having the measurements be exact is key for good dough.
  2. Add 3 T of bread flour to the warm water.
  3. Whisk to incorporate.
  4. Add the yeast and whisk again.
  5. Cover the bowl and set in a warm spot for approximately 5 minutes until mixture is frothy.
  6. Place remaining bread flour in a stand mixer.
  7. Turn mixer to lowest setting and add olive oil.
  8. Set kitchen timer for 5 minutes
  9. Increase mixer speed to 2 and knead the dough for 5 minutes using the dough hook.
  10. After 5 minutes, continue to let the mixer run and add the salt.
  11. Set timer for an additional 5 minutes and continue to knead dough.
  12. After the total 10 minutes, remove dough bowl from bowl.
  13. Place the dough in a generously greased bowl with a lid or cover the top of the bowl with a towel.
  14. Place in the bowl in a warm spot in your home and let the dough rise until at least double in size.
  15. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch the dough down.
  16. Remove from the bowl and place on a floured surface.
  17. Using a kitchen scale, divide the dough into equal portions.


  1. I divide the dough into 175 gram portions for individual pizzas. I divide the dough into 275 gram portions for calzones.
  2. Any dough you do not plan to use can be placed in a greased quart ziplock bag and frozen until you are ready to use it.
  3. To thaw the dough, place on counter and allow to thaw.
  4. If dough is still chilled, place zip lock bag in warm water bath. Continually change the water until dough comes to room temperature.

I hope you try out J Dub’s Quick Pizza Dough. It is a wonderful base for J Dub’s Buffalo Chicken Calzones. And if, you are not comfortable working with homemade dough, try the calzones using pre-made dough. Then, move on to homemade dough. You will be so glad you did.


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