RECIPE: Pizza Dough

At the end of a busy school week we like to chill out in our house. For us it means either playing board games after dinner or enjoying a pizza and movie night with the kids. This pizza dough recipe was given to me by my sister in law and it is such a winner. This dough is simple to make, requires only a few ingredients and freezes brilliantly! This means I’m always ready for some pizza making with the kids. My kids love making their pizzas. They help with preparing the toppings, mixing the sauces, and of course the taste testing. As always making pizza is always fun but messy so don’t forget the aprons!

Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough


  • 400g “00” plain flour
  • 7g dried yeast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 250ml tepid water



  1. Dissolve yeast and water in a warmed bowl.  Add the flour, oil and salt and yeast mixture to a large bowl. Use a round-bladed knife in a cutting motion to mix until the mixture is combined. Use your hands to bring the dough together in the bowl.

  2. Brush a bowl lightly with oil. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in the prepared bowl and turn to coat in oil. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draught-free place to rise for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in size.

I make our dough in the breadmaker so it does everything for me and makes it whilst we’re busy preparing the other things for our pizzas.

Do you have a chill out night with the kids?




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