Pizza dough

Prep: 60 mins
Pizza dough
Learning a basic pizza dough recipe opens up a number of new home cooking opportunities for you, from the humble Margherita Pizza to a tasty New York Calzone.

450g strong white flour

½ tsp of salt

1 sachet (7g) fast acting yeast

300ml warm water

1 tbsp oil

Semolina for dusting, optional

Combine the flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the yeast .

Add the oil to the water and gradually pour onto the yeast, mixing in the rest of the dry ingredients with your hand until a dough has formed.

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for5-10mins, until dough is smooth and elastic.

Return the dough to its bowl and cover loosely with a tea towel or cling film. Leave in a warmish place to ‘prove’ until the dough has doubled in size. This should take about an hour.

When the dough is ready, dust a board with semolina if you want to use it (otherwise use flour) and give it a quick knead. Roll out into one flat pizza base or split dough if you wish to make multiple small pizzas.


Preparation Time
60 minutes

Main ingredients

Recipe Type
Dinner, Bread, Family Dinners


Special Info
Egg free, Vegetarian, Dairy free

Level of Difficulty
Moderately Easy

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