Buttermilk Pizza Dough

The flavor of this dough is faintly cheesy and the texture softer than most doughs. If you like a less chewy crust, you will enjoy this one.


  • 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (1/4 pound) butter
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 packages dry yeast


  1. Put the butter and the buttermilk in a saucepan and place it over a low flame. Warm the milk slowly so the butter melts in it. Do not let the milk get hot.
  2. Stir the yeast and sugar into 1/2 cup of warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Sift 4 cups of flour, the salt, and baking powder into a large bowl.
  4. Stir in the warm milk and melted butter.
  5. Add the yeast mixture.
  6. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and then turn them out onto a floured board. Knead for 8 minutes, incorporating more flour into the dough if necessary to keep it from being too sticky.
  7. When the dough has reached a smooth consistency, put it into a clean bowl and brush vegetable oil over the top of the dough. Cover with a clean towel and place in a warm, draft-free place for 1 1/2 hours.

This recipe will make:

2 (12-inch) thin crust pizzas
2 stuffed pizza pockets
1 (14-inch) thick crust pizza
6 (6-inch) pizzas

Posted by FootsieBear at Recipe Goldmine 9/26/2001 8;44 pm.