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.

Serves
4-6

Preparation Time
60 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour

Recipe Type
Dinner, Bread, Family Dinners

Cuisine
Italian

Special Info
Egg free, Vegetarian, Dairy free

Level of Difficulty
Moderately Easy

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