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
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