The easiest homemade pizza base recipe

I like to make pizza. It’s an easy meal that you can pre prepare bases and ingredients for the day before if needed. It’s fast once all the prep is done and it’s cheap, much cheaper than ordering takeaway pizza these days. Its healthier than store bought alternatives and if you get the kids involved in making the dough it’s a great family activity that gets everyone in the kitchen helping, chatting and bonding.

My 1 bowl pizza dough recipe as follows

Ingredients

1x 7g yeast sachet

1 1/2 cups warm water

4 cups plain sifted flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1/4 cup olive oil 

Method

To start add a 7g dried yeast sachet to 1 1/2 cups warm water in a small bowl or jug.Mix and cover with plastic wrap and let sit until it bubbles up. 

Next sift 4 cups of plain flour or pizza flour in a big bowl this is the bowl you will make you dough in. I even kneed my dough in this bowl! Makes it a one bowl pizza dough and makes it super easy! Now a teaspoon of salt and 1/4 cup olive oil along with your yeast water mixture to the flour. 

 Mix until combined and knead for about 5 mins or so. The dough will ‘clean the bowl’ as you knead. If this doesn’t happen then sprinkle a little flour over the top to help with the kneading process. Take dough out of your bowl, spray the same bowl with cooking spray and place dough back in the bowl. Spray a piece of cling wrap with cooking spray and cover. Leave to rise and double in size. When it’s done re-knead a little and then shape and roll into pizza bases. Spray a baking tray with a little cooking oil spray and I like to sprinkle some polenta on the tray. Place rolled out pizza base on tray, take a fork and make multiple ‘little fork foot prints’ in your base and bake 200 degrees until just (I mean just) cooked. Top with your favs and bake or freeze the base at this point. It’s up to you. Once topped it’s ready to bake until cheese is all gooey and golden YUM!

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