Hand-tossed Pizza Dough

This classic hand-tossed pizza dough is made with Saf-Pro RS 190 to improve elasticity and prevent tearing and shrinkage during molding.

Hand-tossed Pizza Dough

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Bake Time: varies
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High Gluten Flour25-10011-
Saf-Instant Green-1.60.4-44
Red Star Replacit Mlk LMF-82-220
Saf-Pro Relax RS 190-1.20.3-33
Saf-Pro Volume 3.1-1.20.3-33

Lesaffre Products Used


In a spiral mixer, combine all dry ingredients and blend for 30 seconds on your mixer’s first speed. Add water and oil and continue to mix for an additional 3 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for 2 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until fully developed. Maintain dough temperature at 78°F (25.5°C).


Next, divide and scale dough as desired and round into balls. Retard dough for up to 3 days in a cooler set to 40°F (4.4°C).


When ready to use, remove from coolers and let proof at room temperature. Next, shape dough to desired size and thickness either by hand or using a sheeter. Before baking, top pizzas with desired sauces and/or favorite toppings.


Bake in a revolving or rack oven at 350°F (177°C) or a brick oven for 500°F (260°C). Please note that baking times will vary depending on the size and thickness of pizza crusts. Pizzas are done when the crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.



The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.