The best home made pizza base dough recipe EVER!

We tried this recipe last night and it worked beautifully… we used about half the amounts to creat 2 HUGE pizzas and we still have some slices to spare… which, even cold, will make a great snack today for when the kids get home… After all its a long time from lunch until dinner at 6/7pm.

/// makes 6 to 8 medium-sized thin pizza bases ///


  • 1kg flour
  • 1 level tablespoon salt
  • 2 x 7g sachets of dried yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 650ml lukewarm water


  • Sieve the flour/s and salt on to a clean work surface and make a well in the middle.
  • In a jug, mix the yeast, sugar and olive oil into the water and leave for a few minutes, then pour into the well.
  • Using a fork, bring the flour in gradually from the sides and swirl it into the liquid. Keep mixing, drawing larger amounts of flour in, and when it all starts to come together, work the rest of the flour in with your clean, flour-dusted hands.
  • Knead until you have a smooth, springy dough.
  • Place the ball of dough in a large flour-dusted bowl and flour the top of it.
  • Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and place in a warm room for about an hour until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Now remove the dough to a flour-dusted surface and knead it around a bit to push the air out with your hands . (You can either use it immediately, or keep it, wrapped in clingfilm, in the fridge (or freezer) until required.)
  • If using straight away, divide the dough up into as many little balls as you want to make pizzas – this amount of dough is enough to make about six to eight medium pizzas.
  • roll the pizzas out about 15 to 20 minutes before you want to cook them
  • add your ingredients (tomato puree, cheese, ham etc) and cook in the oven until the crust is golden AND ENJOY YUM!

Don’t roll them out and leave them hanging around for a few hours

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2 responses to “The best home made pizza base dough recipe EVER!

  1. I made a massive batch today and the pizzas were wonderful – thanks for the idea! Only one thing- the Jamie Oliver recipe uses only 1 teaspoon salt, so I landed in the middle and used 1 heaped teaspoon, which seemed plenty for our tastes.

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