Knowing how to properly stretch your pizza dough is probably the most important part of making a pizza, but it’s also a bit tricky at first! Firstly, you’ll need to make sure that your dough is at room temperature. If you’ve pre-made it and kept it in the fridge, you’ll need to warm it up for at least 30 minutes. Otherwise that cold pizza dough will just snap back like a rubber band when you try to stretch it out. Bringing your pizza dough to room temperature will loose it up and make it easier to shape.
Once your dough is ready to go (see what I did there?), rub a little olive oil onto your hands and work surface. This will keep the dough from sticking to your sheet pan or cutting board and also ensure it turns out with a nice golden crust. Avoid using too much flour at this point because it’ll just toughen up the dough, which is not what you want.