He may be known far and wide as “the Dough Doctor,” but Tom Lehmann likes to make pizza dough the easy way.
“Having worked in pizza all these years, I’ve become very lazy,” he says. “And I like to do things the easy way … I’ve got other things to do in my shop. And rather than standing around mixing my dough and making it long and difficult and complex, I like to keep it as simple as possible, following the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle.”
In this video, Lehmann demonstrates a method developed back around 2007: the Delayed Oil Process. “We hold the oil back—we do not add it right up front," Lehmann says. "We begin mixing the dough, and after the flour has completely hydrated, we will then add the oil and continue mixing for another eight to 10 minutes.”
Watch the video to learn more about how to make pizza dough the easy way, step by step: