• Chef Pete

Rise To The Occasion

Updated: Mar 21, 2020

For generations, The Murdacas have been in the kitchen creating authentic Italian meals.

All of our family’s moments have been marked with a meal. Every holiday, every wedding, the birth of every baby, every happy time, every defeat, every loss of a family member, every uncertain time, and every sad time, we have gathered in the kitchen and cooked.

Just as in our restaurant, pizza is a staple in our homes. But, it all starts with the dough.

The Murdaca Family is honored to share our pizza dough recipe with you.

We hope you rise to the occasion and make it with your loved ones during this unprecedented time!


-2 Pounds of Caputo Type “00” Flour

-1 1/2 Teaspoons of Fresh Yeast dissolved in a very small quantity of very hot water

-2 1/2 Cups of Water

-1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

  1. Measure your yeast, put it in a small bowl and dissolve it in a small quantity of very hot water.

  2. Measure your salt, put it in a big bowl and dissolve it in the rest of the water.

  3. Add 10% of the flour in the salt and water solution, then add the yeast solution.

  4. Add the rest of the flour and mix with your hands until it has reached the point of dough.

  5. Remove the dough from the bowl and put it on the counter.

  6. Press it fast from the edge in order to prevent it from sticking on the hands.

  7. Work the dough pressing with the palm of the hands, then work the dough a second time with punching motions.

  8. Once the dough has reached the correct consistency, it should look fat, be smooth to the tough, and extendable but not too elastic.

  9. Roll the dough into a big round loaf.

  10. Put the dough back into the bowl and cover it.

  11. Allow a minimum of 2 hours of time to rise. Maximum rise time is 24 hours.

  12. Portion into 11 oz. balls and let sit for 2 hours.

Yields 4 pizzas.

In the coming days we will be sharing prepare this dough in your own kitchens at home. Plus, we will be sharing some of our family’s favorite pizza recipes with you.

We hope you create your own family memories by making and eating it at home!

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