Easy pizza dough recipe

Easy pizza dough recipe
Easy pizza dough recipe

This pizza dough recipe is easy to follow, kind to the pocket and very easy to store away in the freezer, and ready to be used when you need to rustle up something quickly.


800g of strong bread flour

650ml lukewarm water

7g yeast (in this recipe I have used Tesco's instant yeast sachet)

4 tablespoons Olive Oil

1 tablespoon Caster / Granulated Sugar

1 teaspoon fine sea salt


I have used fast action yeast for this recipe so I shall add the dried yeast directly to the flour (no need to activate the yeast). Also add the sugar and salt into the flour. Dig a well in the flour and added lukewarm water, stirring the mixture while doing so. If your yeast isn't fast acting, mix the yeast, sugar and oil into 650ml of lukewarm water, stir and leave for a few minutes until a froth begins to form, before pouring into the flour well.

Dig a well into the flour,yeast,sugar,salt mixture and add water while stirring

Sprinkle some flour onto a clean surface and knead the dough until the dough is nicely formed and soft. Be sure to not over knead to avoid a tough dough.

Set aside to prove for about 1 hour in a warm place, or until the dough has doubled in size. The dough might rise more slowly if in a cold environment.

The dough after first kneading
Dough after proving

After proving, remove the dough and place unto a dry, flour dusted surface.

Kneed, or sqeeze out the air from the dough. Cut out a fist sized ball with your hand and roll, using a rolling pin. Ensure that you flour your surface and rolling pin to avoid sticking and roll the pizza base really thinly (for a thin crust) as the yeast can cause the dough to rise again.

Rolled out pizza dough

Place the rolled out dough unto a pizza pan. and add toppings to your taste.

Store any left over dough by dividing into small fist sized portions and freeze.

Store excess dough in freezer
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