5 Steps to Perfect Pizza Dough
The key to great pizza crust is to handle the dough as gently—and as little—as possible.
Good, chewy texture in pizza requires strong gluten development in the dough. But too much handling can cause the gluten to tighten up like a rubber band, making stretching the dough a real challenge and leading to tough, rather than chewy, results. The key is to give the dough plenty of time to relax and to handle it as gently—and as little—as possible.