This pizza dough is the same recipe as our buns, and is enough for three delicious pizzas! We usually find that we enjoy our pizzas so much that the third pizza is needed for our lunch the next day, because we can’t help but eat the whole of our own pizzas – no matter how hard we try!
Ingredients Serves 3 pizza bases
Preparation time: 30-50 mins (the longer you leave it to rise, the better)
- 25 g yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 250 ml luke-warm water
- 400 g flour (we usually use whole wheat flour)
Making the dough:
- Break the yeast into small pieces into a mixing bowl, and add the salt and olive oil.
- Stir in the luke-warm water with a wooden spoon until the yeast has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. (The water should be luke warm to help the yeast activate.)
- Add the flour a little bit at a time and mix with the wooden spoon.
- Knead the dough until all the flour is incorporated (add more flour if the mixture is too sticky). The dough should be loose and slightly sticky.
- Sprinkle some flour on top of the mixture.
- Put a tea towel over the bowl and leave the dough to rest at room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
Forming the pizza base:
- Sprinkle some flour onto a (preferably wooden) work surface.
- Take the dough out of the bowl and place on the work surface.
- Knead the dough with your hands for about 5 mins, adding more flour if needed.
- Separate the dough into 3 pieces.
- Roll each piece out with a rolling pin into a nice circular shape. (Or square if you want a more funky pizza.)
- Put the pizza base on an oven-proof tray.
- Make and cook your pizza, and enjoy!