Pizza Dough

David loves pizza and I, well it is OK, I enjoy one time to time, but it is not what I would choose for dinner, mainly because I struggle to find somewhere that has the right thickness of base and toppings that I like, so really just because I am fussy! So a few weekends ago, with friends coming over for dinner we contemplated a pizza takeout before deciding that actually we should make them ourselves. Here is our Pizza Dough recipe;

Ingredients

  • 500g of Flour
  • 1tsp of Sea Salt
  • 7g of Dried Yeast
  • 1/2tbsp of Sugar
  • 2tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 325ml of Lukewarm Water
Pizza Dough
Pizza Dough

Method

  1. Sieve the flour and salt into a large bowl and make a well in the middle
  2. Mix the water, olive oil, yeast and sugar in a jug and leave to stand for a few minutes
  3. Then gradually pour the liquid into the well and use a spoon to bring the mixture together by adding more flour to the liquid as you mix
  4. As it all starts to become a dough like ball transfer the mix to a well floured surface
  5. You then want to knead the dough to activate the yeast, I find the push, pull fold method works best and usually takes 10-15 minutes, you will know when its done when the dough springs back when you poke it
  6. The dough now needs to rise, so place it in a well floured bowl and cover with cling film and put in a warm place, I use a chair in front of the oven on a low temperature works well
  7. Leave here for an hour until the dough has doubled in size
  8. Now carefully remove the dough and return to your floured surface and knead it gently so all of the air is released
  9. The dough now should be used immediately as it will continue to grow (I learnt this the hard way)
  10. So divide the dough into 4 equal pieces and roll into a ball
  11. One by one roll the dough out into a pizza shape, I find doing this on a lightly floured piece of baking paper in the easiest way
  12. Leave to stand for 20 minutes
  13. Finally you can top them and cook in the oven for 15/20 minutes!
Pizza is Served
Pizza is Served

I used my Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe minus the vegetables as the sauce when topping my Pizza Dough then added chicken, sweetcorn, green peppers, emmentaler and mozzarella cheese, just how I like it. I am not just saying this to praise myself but it really was the most delicious Pizza I have had in a while, as I said, I am not the biggest fan so it is great to have pizza just how I want it and this really tasted great. It is also super easy to make and kneading dough brings me great pleasure (is that odd?)!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Senka says:

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  2. Yours looks great. I love when everyone gets creative and makes pizza to their own tastes.

    I wholeheartedly agree with you on pizza. My husband adores pizza for dinner while I’d rather have a burger if we must go for fast food. But both pizza and burger joints are ruined for me as we can make it better and cheaper at home.

    I have to be honest, I can make pizza dough but I still prefer to use tortilla bases. I like only a mere hint of crust and for me it’s more about the toppings.

    1. I am more about the toppings too! We often make our own burgers at home as well, as you say it is cheaper and always more delicious!

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