Homemade Pizza Dough

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Difficulty

Difficulty

Medium

Serves

Serves

3-4 bases

Cooking time

Cooking time

1 hour

Pizza Dough

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp sugar or honey
  • 2 tsp active dried yeast
  • 5 cups high-grade flour, plus a little extra for kneading
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp The Good Oil

Method

Put the warm water and sugar or hone in a large bowl and stir to dissolve. Sprinkle yeast over the top and allow to stand in a warm place until the yeast has dissolved and the mixture is frothy – about 10 minutes.

Combine flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Pour over the yeast mixture and The Good Oil and mix well until evenly combined, working to form a soft, smooth dough.

Lightly flour a clean surface and knead the dough for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Shape into a round ball, then transfer to a lightly oiled bowl and rub a little of The Good Oil over the top. Cover with a clean towel and leave to rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size – about 40 minutes.

When dough has risen, turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut into 3 or 4 even pieces (depending on whether you want to make 3 thick or 4 thin pizzas). If you don’t want to use all the dough, just place in an airtight container with a lid and freeze.

Roll each piece of dough into a round pizza base, using a lightly floured rolling pin. We didn’t have one, so we used an empty The Good Oil bottle and it worked a treat!

Roll the dough starting from the centre of the dough and rolling outward. Turning the base when needed and adding a little more flour if it starts to stick. We made our bases pretty thick, but if you prefer a thinner base, just keep rolling until it’s a little thinner.

Makes: 3 large thick and soft pizza bases or 4 thin and crispy pizza bases.

Use in conjunction with our Pizza Sauce & Pizza Margherita!

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