Basic pizza dough

Basic pizza dough



  • 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.åÊIn a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.

Step 2.åÊIn a jug, combine the water, yeast and oil.

Step 3.åÊAdd 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.åÊOil 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 240å¡C conventional (220å¡C fan-forced).

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  • 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.

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