Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Pizza dough

I decided that pizza was the way to go for tonight's dinner, however I usually buy pizza bases from the supermarket and throw on my toppings. I decided to have a go at making my own pizza dough and learning something new.

This recipe turned out fantastically. It turned out light and soft and really tasty.

Pizza dough

Makes 2 12" bases or 1 16" base


3/4 tbsp yeast
1.5 cups warm water
1.5 tsp salt
3 tbsp oil
2 cups plain flour
3 cups wholewheat flour
You can use all plain flour or all wholewheat, I went for a mix)|

1. Put the warm water in a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Leave it to set until it begins to foam (about 5 minutes).
2. Stir in the salt, oil and the 2 cups of plain flour. Then gradually mix in the 3 cups of wholewheat flour. (I used an electric mixer for this part to help make it easier and quicker). Make sure it is all mixed well.
3. Knead for 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl and let rise for 30 mins. Punch it down again and allow to rise for a further half hour.
4. Punch down the dough once more and divide for 2 12" pizzas or keep together for 1 16" pizza. Pat out on two pizza pans.
5. Add your choice of toppings. Bake at 190˚C for 20-25 minutes.


  1. I will have a large piece of your pizza please. :-) It looks so good Ruthe home made pizza is the best. Yours looks so fresh and fluffy, yum!

  2. It was absolutely delicious Jeena. Lovely soft fluffy dough with tomato, lots of veggies and cheese.... what more could you want?


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