Italian Feather Bread Pizza Dough Recipe -
Italian Feather Bread Pizza Dough Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Italian Feather Bread Pizza Dough

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"This recipe came from my nonna who immigrated from Italy at 40 and members of my family have been making it for years. It is the best! I hope you enjoy it. My fiance said I should sell it! Lol!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Beat water, olive oil, yeast, sugar, and salt together with an electric mixer until evenly combined, about 2 minutes. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, stirring with a wooden spoon after each addition, until dough almost comes away from the sides of the bowl.
  2. Knead the dough with your hands until soft and smooth. Lightly oil a bowl and place dough in the bowl, flipping to coat all of the dough. Let dough rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Water should be hot-to-the-touch on your wrist before mixing into dough.
  • I have let the dough rise much longer than 5 to 10 minutes and just punch it down when I am ready to use it.
  • To bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll dough onto a baking sheet or pizza stone and add your favorite sauce and toppings. Bake pizza until dough is cooked through and cheese is melted, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • I like to make pepper, mushroom, and bacon topping. Fry 1 green and 1 red bell pepper in olive oil until soft but still a little firm. Then fry the mushrooms until cooked. Fry bacon as well. Place peppers, alternating the colors, and mushrooms on top; finish with bacon.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 19, 2014

I've not had great success with quick pizza dough in the past, because most of them have no chew to speak of and are either bread-y or like a cracker, depending on thickness. This dough is different. I used the full 2 TBLS of yeast specified, and bread flour, as it's what I had. I had to add almost another full cup of flour before I could even begin to knead it. I do live in Tampa, though, and it's June. Very humid here. After just about 10 minutes rise time, I ended up with enough dough to make two 13" pizzas. I paired them with a quick batch of Exquisite Pizza Sauce, another excellent AR recipe. I baked them at 550ºF on a pizza stone set on the bottom rack of my oven. The baked pies yielded puffy edges with a nice stretchy chew, just what a good pizza should be. This is the first quick dough I've felt comes close to my overnight cold rise dough. From start to finish, I had two excellent pizzas in under an hour. I think a 30 minute rise will make it even better, yielding even more oven spring and lots of puffy holes. Still, it's excellent as is. Give it a try, I think you'll like it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 11, 2014

My grammy made her just like this only about a cup or so more flour and we didn't have a cheese cloth to cover while letting it set and using a pillow case that is thin and not all knotted up woked great I am making this tonight to but putting my own kick to it and instead of olive oil I used bacon grease just to be different and added just a very light touch of veggie oil to the outside and to the bowl once I was done. :) I am making Just a plain cheese as it is my families favorite.

Jun 27, 2014

We LOVED this dough, but it definitely needs more flour. I started out w/ the flour as stated, but ended up adding in an extra cup to get it to come together, and almost another cup kneading it, until it was easy enough to handle. Once risen (I let it go about 1/2 hour and it rose beautifully), the dough was so soft and wonderful to work with. Very easy and delicious, just know that you may need more flour than called for. I will def be using this recipe again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Dec 20, 2014

OMG the best pizza crust I ever made, so happy don't have to try another recipe ever again,THANK YOU

Oct 11, 2014

The dough was easy to put together, however I needed to use 4 cups of flour. I ended up with 2 doughs (not a bad thing) ??

Sep 26, 2014

tried this today with my kids. we all loved "playing" with our food and it tasted great, too. we divided it, so each of us could make our pizza the way we wanted it. we did have to add a little more than 1 cup of flour.

Sep 20, 2014

Great pizza Dough recipe this is a keeper, lots of flavor and great texture. one thing I had to add almost a cup and 1/2 extra flour in order to make it workable so the flour measurement is wrong but everything else is right on ! Baked at 450 for 25 minutes

Aug 17, 2014

This is the best dough recipe! I ended up having to leave after mixing, and put it in the fridge overnight, and didn't get to it till later that day, made pepperoni rolls,added some spices to the bread too. So light, and fluffy, great texture! A keeper for sure!


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  • Calories
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 393 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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