The Best Basic Pizza Dough Recipe
The best basic pizza dough that's my go-to recipe for anytime I want to make pizzas or even focaccia. It's so simple and takes around 10 minutes to make, it's the best way to make homemade pizzas!
Servings: 2 large pizzas
- 4 cups 1.1 lb/500g type 0 flour*
- 2 teaspoon 7g fast action dried yeast
- 1 ⅓ cups 320ml lukewarm water
- 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
- 1 pinch pinch salt
- ½ teaspoon sugar
Add the yeast to the lukewarm water with ½ teaspoon sugar and set aside for 5 minutes.
Combine the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the yeast and water and start to mix it together with a metal spoon. Add the olive oil and mix together until a rough dough forms. If it's too sticky you can gradually add a little more flour.
Dust a clean work surface with a little flour and knead the dough for around 5-10 minutes until it's silky smooth and soft. If you lightly press your finger on the ball of dough it should spring back up easily.
Add ½ tablespoon of olive oil to a large clean bowl and rub all over until the bowl is coated. Shape the dough into a ball and place in the bowl, rub the top of the dough with a tiny amount of olive oil. Cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for at least 2-3 hours or until doubled in size.
Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate.
- Type 0 flour can be replaced with type 00 or all-purpose flour.
- This dough make enough to make 2 large pizzas that serve 4-6 people