Homemade Pizza Dough

  • Servings: At least 4
  • Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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I love doing this when we've got loads of kids around. You can make the dough a couple of hours before everyone arrives. Then layout all the toppings and let the kids go wild and create their own pizzas. Or get the adults involved too and let them have some fun. It never fails to impress.


  • 250g strong white flour
  • 250g plain white flour
  • 7g sachet instant dried yeast
  • 1 1/2 level tsp fine sea salt
  • 325ml warm water
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil

To make...

Get yourself a large bowl and put in the two flours, the yeast and the salt. Mix all the dry ingredients well. Add the water and the oil and bring together into a rough dough.

Flour your work surface and tip out the dough. Knead for 10 minutes until smooth. Add a bit of flour if you need to. Not too much. The dough will get less sticky as you knead.

Put a drop of oil in a clean bowl. Roll your ball of dough in the oil to give it a light covering. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place. The dough will need to double in size which could take a couple of hours.

Once risen, pre-heat the oven to 220c. Then tip out the dough out on to floured surface and knock it back.

Divide and shape the dough as you wish. I use a floured rolling pin to roll out informal pizza bases. Place them on floured baking trays and they’re ready for the toppings of you choice. Use tomato puree as a base and go for it with peppers, olives, mozzarella, mushrooms, spinach, whatever you fancy. Keep it veggie or throw on some salami, it’s up to you!

Stick them in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes and enjoy!

Pic by me…