Detroit Style Pizza Dough

A hydrated dough that creates that distinct Detroit style pan pizza crust.
Prep Time: 4 hours
Course: Elements
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: detroit pizza, makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga, pizza dough, recipes
Cooking Method: No Cooking Required
Food Category: Vegetarian
FoodOrDrink: Food
Element: Doughs


  • 1 cup Flour I used all-purpose.
  • 3/4 tsp Yeast
  • 1/2 tbs Salt Kosher.
  • 1/2 cup Water Very warm.
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 ea Olive Oil


  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Combine the salt and flour in a mixing bowl. Separately combine the sugar, water, and yeast. Ensure the water is foamy and yeast activated.
  • Combine the liquid into the mixing bowl. Mix.
  • After 10 minutes or so, a nice ball should have formed. If not, add water (if dough is too dry) or flour (if dough is too sticky) incrementally to correct.
  • Store in a covered bowl in a warm spot for at least a few hours.
  • Lightly rub olive oil in the bottom and sides of a pan (I used cast iron since I don't have a traditional Detroit Pizza Pan). Gently stretch the dough. Let it rest 10 minutes. Then finish stretching. Get to work on the pizza now! 😉


  • This recipe makes enough dough for a relatively small (9″ X 9″) pan pizza.  Adjust accordingly.
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