Overnight Pizza Dough for a Wood Fired Pizza Oven

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April 1, 2021
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The long fermentation period in this overnight pizza dough results in a wonderful crust that can stand up to your best toppings.

A crusty, Neapolitan style pizza dough is easy to make. Just plan in advance and make a pizza dough for a wood-fired oven that uses very little yeast but requires a long fermentation time. You will be rewarded with a wonderful Neapolitan crust just waiting to be dressed up with your favorite toppings.

NOTE: There is a difference between pizza dough for a wood-fired oven and pizza dough for a conventional oven and they are NOT interchangeable. The difference is the water content. Pizza dough for a conventional oven needs about 70% water due to the longer cook times. Pizza dough for a wood fired oven need only 55% water because they cook in 90 seconds. If you use pizza dough for a conventional oven in a wood-fired oven, it will tear and make a big mess when you try to turn it.

Mix the Ingredients and Let it Rest

Add the sea salt to the bowl of a stand mixer. Then add the water and swirl around until dissolved. Add the yeast and wait 15 seconds for the yeast to hydate.

Add the Yeast to the Warm Salted Water and Let it Hydrate
Add the Yeast to the Warm Salted Water and Let it Hydrate

Swirl the mixture to dissolve the yeast. Add the flour and mix with a dough hook until it just comes together and there are no stray pieces of dough on the bottom of the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 20 minutes.

Mix Until the Dough Comes Together and Forms a Ball
Mix Until the Dough Comes Together and Forms a Ball

Knead the Dough and Let it Rest

Knead the dough with the dough hook on the mixer’s slowest speed for three minutes. Increase the speed to the next lowest setting and mix another three minutes. Place the dough ball in a dough tub or bowl sprayed with a little cooking spray, cover and let it rise for 2 hours.

Place the Mixed Dough into a Dough Tub, Cover and Let Rest
Place the Mixed Dough into a Dough Tub, Cover and Let Rest

Form Dough Into Balls and Refrigerate Overnight

Place the dough ball on the countertop keeping it as round as possible. Cut the ball into three pieces as if you were cutting a pie into three pieces. Stretch each ball into a rectangular piece and fold it over on itself like folding a letter. Tight the dough into a ball. See the video link for instructions on how to do this. Place all three balls in a tub or on a dinner plate that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Cover and Refrigerate Pizza Dough Overnight
Cover and Refrigerate Pizza Dough Overnight

Take dough out of the refrigerator an hour before making pizza. IMPORTANT: After the dough has warmed up for an hour, make all 3 pizzas within 90 minutes. If you wait too long, the dough will become warm and the yeast will die. You will know that happened if the dough is suddenly flat and bubbly. Don’t try to save it, it won’t work.

Dough is Out of the Refrigerator and Ready to Make Pizza

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Overnight Pizza Dough for a Wood-Fired Oven

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The long fermentation period in this overnight pizza dough results in a wonderful crust that can stand up to your best toppings.
Servings 3 balls
Prep Time 30 mins
Resting Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 30 mins

Equipment

  • Wood-fired pizza oven, stand-mixer is helpful.

Ingredients
  

  • 14 grams fine sea salt
  • 290 grams 95 degree water
  • 1.5 grams instant dried yeast
  • 500 grams Caputo "00" Pizzeria Flour

Instructions
 

  • Add the sea salt to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add water and swirl around until dissolved. Add the yeast and wait 15 seconds. Swirl the mixture to dissolve the yeast. Add the flour and mix with a dough hook until it just comes together and there are no stray pieces of dough on the bottom of the bowl. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
    Add the Yeast to the Warm Salted Water and Let it Hydrate
  • Knead the dough with the dough hook on the mixer's slowest speed for three minutes. Increase the speed to the next lowest setting and mix another three minutes.
    Mix Until the Dough Comes Together and Forms a Ball
  • Carefully place the dough ball in a dough tub or bowl sprayed with a little cooking spray and let rise for two hours.
    Place the Mixed Dough into a Dough Tub, Cover and Let Rest
  • Place the dough ball on the countertop keeping it as round as possible. Cut the ball into three pieces as if you were cutting a pie into three pieces. Fold each ball two or three times and tighten into a ball. See video link for instructions on how to do this. Place all three balls in a tub or on a dinner plate that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Take dough out of the refrigerator an hour before making pizza.
    Cover and Refrigerate Pizza Dough Overnight

Video

Notes

Use this recipe only if you are cooking your pizza in a very hot (850 degree) pizza oven.  If not, please see the other recipe for use on a pizza stone in a conventional oven.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 8ozCalories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 454mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 7mgIron: 2mg
Calories: 152kcal
Cost: $1
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza dough, pizza oven, wood-fired

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