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What is the difference between pizza dough and bread dough?

In fact, there is no big difference between pizza dough and bread dough. They use almost the same ingredients but, originally, pizza dough flour contains higher protein than bread dough. However, you can safely use bread dough to make pizza and vice versa.

Why do I need to use water at room temperature to make pizza dough?

Because the yeast performs best at room temperature. Cold water does not activate bacteria in the yeast whereas hot water kills them.

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pizza dough bread machine recipe

Emine Aslan January 19, 2024
Pizza Dough Bread Machine Recipe

Summary: When you make pizza dough in the bread maker, you do not need to worry about rising. Once the machine beeps, you have your ready-to-use pizza dough to be covered with your favorite pizza toppings!

Tags: Pizza dough recipe

Serving:24 slices
Cook Time:1:50 hour
Prep Time:20 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 90

To make pizza dough in a bread maker requires very little work. You just add the ingredients in the bread pan and the machine does the rest. In the meantime, you can prepare the toppings if you wish. Whenever the machine is done, you will have the pizza dough, ready-to-use and in perfect texture.

The recipe below is to prepare 2-lb pizza dough which yields 4 pizzas, each being 10" – 12" inches in diameter. Accordingly, you can increase or decrease the amount of ingredients to have the right amount of dough you need.

By the way, this recipe does not stop when the pizza dough is ready but also covers cooking the pizza itself. Hope you will enjoy it!

Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Dough (#6)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: No
Weight Option: No


  • 2 lbs (1000 gr) dough (4 pizzas of 10"–12")
  • 380 ml water (at room temperature)

  • 3 tablespoons oil

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 4 cups strong white bread flour

  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast


  1. Open the lid of the bread maker and remove the bread pan from the machine.

  2. Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.

  3. Add all the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed.

  4. Put the bread pan back in the bread machine pressing it down so that it clicks into its place and close the lid.

  5. Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the "Power" button to turn the machine on.

  6. Use the "Program" button to select the program #6 for the dough cycle and press the "Start" button for cycle to begin.

  7. Prepare the toppings while the bread maker is busy with the dough.

  8. Once the dough is done, the bread maker will let you know by making a beep sound. Open the lid at this point and remove the bread pan out of the machine.

  9. Gently take the dough out of the pan, divide it into 4 parts and shape each of them into a ball.

  10. Roll out each dough into a circle making it about ½ an inch thick and place it on a greased tray or pizza stone.

  11. Top it with pizza sauce and toppings, and then bake in a 425 degrees Fahrenheit oven for about 10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.

  12. Divide each of 4 pizzas into 6 slices and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
2.1 grams
15.1 grams
0.6 grams
3 grams
146.1 milligrams

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