Basic Pizza Dough

My pizza dough recipe is simple. And I really recommand you read up on a few tips on getting that crispy pizza base, even with a conventional oven.

You’ll need:

  • 3 cups of high grade (bread) flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1+1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried instant yeast
  • 1+1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or other vegetable oil)

Here’s what to do:

  1. Mix all these together reserving 1/4 cup of water.
  2. Knead until everything gathers into a dough. If it’s too dry, add more water. The amount of water will depend on your flour so is not exact.
  3. Keep kneading for 10-15 minutes until it’s very smooth and pliable. It should very well feel like your earlobe. (I have a bread maker that does the kneading for me.)
  4. Let it rest until double up in size. Then punch it down and you are ready to roll out the amount for your pizzas.

I like using wholemeal flour because it gives the flour more taste – more like the flour in Europe. If you don’t like it just use white flour completely.


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