Martha Stewart has simple and easy-to-follow recipes for different types of homemade dough. One recipe is for a basic pastry dough, while the other is for a simple pizza dough.
To make Martha Stewart's pastry dough, pulse in a food processor 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour that has been spooned and leveled and 1 teaspoon coarse salt. Add 1 cup cold unsalted butter that has been cut into 1/2-inch pieces, and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Save a few pieces of butter. Sprinkle the mixture with ice water. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed. Add up to 3 tablespoons of ice water as needed, 1 tablespoon at a time.
To make her pizza dough, pour 1 1/2 cups warm water into a large bowl, and sprinkle with 2 packets of active dry yeast. Let stand until foamy. Add 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 cup olive oil and 2 teaspoons coarse salt. Add 4 cups all-purpose flour, and stir until a sticky dough forms. Transfer dough into an oiled bowl, and brush the top of the dough with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let rest in a warm place until dough has doubled in size. Gently knead on lightly floured surface before using.