Cooking Instructions

The Short Version:
Let dough Fully Proof, dough should be soft.
Preheat to 475 degrees Fahrenheit.
Oil Pan, Screen or Stone.
Flour the dough and stretch to desired size and place on Pan/Screen/Stone.
Top with sauce, cheese and toppings.
Bake 8-10 min or until golden brown.

The Long Version

Step 1: Proofing the Dough

  • Proof your dough in the fridge. This process allows the yeast to work slowly and the dough to develop a complex flavor. Your dough should last in the fridge for about 7-9 days.
  • Over the days, you'll notice that the dough expands to fill the bag it's stored in, this is normal. Keep it closed to maintain freshness.
  • Make sure the dough is soft to the touch. If the dough is hard, it may not rise adequately.
  • Keep an eye on your dough. If it's flat, it means it's past its prime and may not yield a great pizza.

Step 2: Gathering the Ingredients

  • Ensure your oven is preheated to 475 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare your pizza ingredients: pizza dough, pizza sauce, cheese, and any toppings you desire.
  • Get your pan spray ready.
  • Choose your cooking platform, it could be a pizza pan, screen, or a pizza stone. (Preheat your pizza stone if using a stone).
  • Have flour on hand.
  • Grab a dough docker or a fork.
  • Prepare some oil for brushing the dough.

Step 3: Stretching the Dough

  • Spray your pizza pan or screen with pan spray.
  • Generously dust your pizza dough with flour. This prevents the dough from sticking and makes it easier to handle.
  • Now, stretch your dough to the desired pizza size. Try to keep the thickness consistent for even baking.
  • Place your stretched dough onto the pizza pan or screen.
  • Once the dough is in place, dock the dough, brush it lightly with oil to keep it moist and help it turn golden brown.

  • Start by spreading a layer of pizza sauce over the dough.
  • Next, sprinkle cheese evenly over the sauce.
  • Add your favorite toppings on top of the cheese.
  • Now, place your pizza in the preheated oven and bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Once your pizza is ready, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Slice your pizza into pieces, serve it up, and enjoy your homemade delicious pizza!

Portland Pie Dough Cooking Instructional Video