Basic pizza dough recipe
This easy pizza dough recipe makes 2 large (30cm) pizza bases and is set out in simple, easy to follow steps. You will have pizza in no time with this recipe.
- 4 cups (600g) plain flour, sifted
- 3 tsp salt
- 350ml warm water
- 2 tsp dry yeast
- 80ml (4 tbsp) olive oil
- extra flour for kneading
Step 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
Step 2. In a jug, combine the water, yeast and oil.
Step 3. Add the water mixture to the flour mixture, gently stiring until it is all combined. Turn out onto a floured board and knead for 10 minutes.
Step 4. Oil a bowl lightly and place the dough into the bowl. Cover with cling film and leave to prove (double in size) for 1 hour. After it has doubled in size, remove from the bowl and divide into 2. Lightly knead on a floured board again. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out 2 30cm rounds. Add your favourite sauce and toppings and bake for 25-30 minutes at 240°C conventional (220°C fan-forced).
- To lightly oil the bowl, I use a spray cooking oil.
- If you have a mixer you can use the dough hook and add the water mixture to the flour with the motor running, then turn to low and knead for around 6 minutes.
- This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.