Tuesday 13 February 2018

Homemade pizza dough

Shop bought pizzas can be very cheap to buy these days but they don't have the taste or the fun involved in making your own. Since you have to wait for the dough is prove it's something I reserve for weekends. With a wet Saturday and 6 Nations Rugby on the telly I decided it was the perfect day to have a pizza night. It's a great way to get the kids into cooking. Miss JibberJabber likes to weigh out the ingredients and knead the dough while Master JibberJabber is in charge of toppings.

Makes 2
Equipment: Large bowl, metal spoon, tea towel


9oz (250g) Strong white bread flour plus additional for kneading
½ tsp (2.5ml) Salt
1 tsp (5ml) Caster sugar
7g sachet of Easy bake/fast action yeast
2 tsp (10ml) Olive oil
6½ fl oz (200ml) Lukewarm water

Toppings suggestions

We use tomato purée to spread the bases with and then follow with grated cheese. After putting the main toppings on an extra layer of cheese is added.


1. In the large bowl put the flour. Add the salt, sugar and yeast separately so they don't touch each other and then stir all together.
2. Make a small well in the middle and add the olive oil with some of the water.
3. Using a metal spoon start to bring the mixture together gradually adding the rest of the water. You may need more or less of the amount of water stated. The mixture should come into a dough.
4. Dust a flat surface with flour and tip out the dough mixture.

5. Knead for around 10 minutes until the dough can be shaped into a ball and the dough springs back.
6. Put the dough back into bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave in warm place for around an hour until it has doubled in size.
7. Tip the dough out of the bowl and knock out the air in it.
8. Cut into two and then hand stretch or use a rolling pin to stretch each piece of dough out.
9. Put each pizza base onto a baking sheet and then add your own toppings.
10. Bake at 200°C/Gas mark 6 until the dough is crispy and the toppings are cooked.


  1. Yum. Do love home-made pizza. We just picked up a breadmaker from a charity shop, hoping to make the pizza dough process easier on Friday nights. Fingers crossed!

  2. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will definitely give this a try.



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