Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough

How to make pizza dough


  • 600g pizza flour
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dessertspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups (approx) tepid water


  1. Mix flour, yeast, olive oil and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the water gradually and mix until it becomes a gluggy mess!
  3. Turn out onto the bench and knead with the heal of your hand until it becomes a smooth, elastic ball.Place ball back in a bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for approx. 2 hours until it has doubled in size.
  4. Punch the dough down and turn out onto the bench again and knead until it is a smooth, elastic ball.
  5. Cut the dough into 6 pieces (or 4 for larger pizzas) and roll back into a roundshape.The dough is now ready to use.
  6. Sprinkle some polenta over the base of a pizza tray, then using your hands, stretch the pizza dough and shape it, spread it over the tray and cut off any excess.
  7. With the back of a teaspoon, or using a pastry brush, spread a thin layer of olive oil on the base, then add your topping.
Tip: The dough should be the way we all want to look – thin, glossy and ready to eat!!!

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