New York Style Pepperoni Pizza

Weigh out the ingredients


For the pizza dough, you'll need bread flour, olive oil, sugar, salt, water, and yeast.

Weigh out the ingredients


For the toppings, you'll need mozzarella, pizza sauce, and pepperoni.

In a glass measuring cup, combine the warm water and yeast. Set aside for about 5 minutes to activate.

Activate the yeast


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together the flour, sugar, salt, and olive oil.

Combine remaining ingredients


Add the water yeast mixture and knead on medium speed for about 8 minutes or until a smooth dough forms.

Add water yeast mixture


Cover the bowl with a towel and allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes.

Rest the dough


Turn the dough out onto a non-floured surface and shape into a smooth, taut ball by pulling the dough toward you and twisting at the same time.

Shape dough into taut ball


Transfer the dough to a medium bowl greased with olive oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for the dough to proof overnight or up to 36 hours.

Proof overnight


Remove dough from the fridge and set out at room temperature 2 hours before baking. About 30 minutes before assembling the pizza, preheat the oven to 550 degrees F. Place the dough on a clean surface and gently stretch it out to nearly 14 inches, keeping an even crust around the edges.

Stretch out the dough


Once it's nearly there, transfer it to the Baker's Secret 14" Steel Pizza Crisper and finish stretching it out to the edges.

Transfer to pizza steel


Sprinkle the grated mozzarella evenly all over the dough, then dollop the pizza sauce on top.

Assemble the pizza


Add pepperoni slices or any other toppings as desired. Bake the pizza for about 6 minutes or until the crust is deeply golden and the cheese is evenly melted. Cut the pizza into 8 slices and enjoy!