Forget pizza delivery, this simple homemade pizza dough recipe will have you making pizzas like a pro in no time! This easy pizza dough is perfect for beginners and produces a soft, tasty pizza crust that everyone will love.
This is our go-to pizza dough recipe at home. I have been making it for at least ten years and it has never let us down. It makes a delicious foundation for your favourite pizza and is really versatile too. Try adding this homemade pizza sauce, some fresh mozzarella and your favourite toppings.
The dough is best made with ’00’ pizza and bread flour. It gives a lighter, crisper base. The dough needs a warm spot to rise. In summer, this is usually easy as the dough can rest just about anywhere. In colder weather, you can leave it sitting in front of a fireplace, or even sit it in your oven (covered) at 30C°. This recipe makes two large pizzas. You can easily make a double batch and keep some on hand in the freezer too.
- 2 1/2 cups plain flour ('00' bread and pizza flour)
- 10g dried yeast
- 1 tsp caster sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 4 tbs olive oil
Place the flour in a large mixing bowl and stir through the sugar and salt until combined. Add the yeast and stir.
Make a well in the centre and add the warm water (not too hot or it will kill the yeast and the dough won’t rise) and the olive oil. Using your fingertips, mix the dough until it comes together. Knead for two minutes and roll into a ball. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
Cover and place in a warm spot for 30 minutes until the dough doubles in size. Pre-heat oven to 200C°.
Knead the dough for five minutes and divide it into two pieces. Roll the two halves to your desired thickness and place onto a lightly oiled pizza tray. Spread pizza sauce over the base and add your favourite toppings. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is lightly golden and the pizza is cooked through.
Slice and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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