Hello and welcome to our Pizza dough recipe.


At the end you will also find a list of Variations for this recipe .





  • 345 g (11 oz/2 3/4 cup ) Strong White Flour
  • 1 Heaped Teaspoon Salt
  • 15 g (  teaspoons) fresh (compressed) yeast or 1 teaspoon dried active yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar or 1 teaspoons easy blend yeast
  • 185 ml hand-hot water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil



Pizza Dough



Put the flour and salt in a large bowl.

In a small bowl , mix the fresh yeast with a little water and put in a warm place until frothy .

If using dried active yeast , whisk with sugar and a little water , leave until frothy .  Add yeast liquid to flour with the remaining water and oil .

If using easy blend yeast mix into flour and salt before adding water and oil.


Mix to a soft dough , knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes , Put in a greased bowl , cover and put in a warm place until doubled in size (around half an hour)


Knock back dough and knead briefly . oil a 30 cm pizza tin.

Put dough in the centre and press out to the edges using your knuckles . pinch edges to create a rim.


Use as per your recipe and preference  of toppings .




For Herb or Nut pizza dough

knead 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh herbs (or 1 tablespoon of dried ) into the dough

or knead 20 g chopped walnuts into the dough




Wholemeal pizza dough


315 g wholemeal flour and 30 g wheat germ. a little extra water may be required for mixing to form a soft dough




Cornmeal Pizza Dough


280 g strong white flour and 60 g corn meal


Enjoy !




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