Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough Recipe

Making your own Pizza dough is easier than you might think and with a pizza stone from Kitchen Warehouse you can cook your pizza base crispy and delicious exactly like a pizza oven would. The ceramic stone absorbs excess moisture ensuring a perfect crust.

If you prefer to cook in the oven cook your delicious homemade pizza dough in one of our pizza baking pans, non-stick or perforated for a fantastic finish.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups warm water
  • Pinch of caster sugar
  • 2 tsps dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 c plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 60ml olive oil
  • Extra olive oil for brushing

Directions:

  1. Add water, sugar and yeast to small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes, until frothing.
  2. In large bowl, mix flour and salt.
  3. Make a well in the centre and add yeast mixture and oil. With a round-bladed knife mix until combined. Bring dough together with hands.
  4. Brush another bowl lightly with oil.
  5. Turn dough onto lightly floured board and knead continually until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  6. Place dough in oiled bowl, turning to coat in oil then cover with cloth and set aside in warm, draught free place until doubled in size – about 30 minutes.
  7. Begin to knead dough, forming into a long cylinder.
  8. Divide cylinder into three parts.
  9. Turn onto lightly floured surface and roll each into a 20cm circle with rolling pin.
  10. Place dough onto pre-heated pizza stone or baking pan.
  11. Lightly coat with oil and tomato sauce.
  12. Top with vegetables, meat or fish if desired, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and basil.
  13. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until cheese is golden and crust browned.

Once you are comfortable with this technique, there will be no going back to reaching for a phone when you want a pizza! Make sure you keep your fridge full of fresh vegetables and mozarella cheese for impulsive pizza making moments!

On a related note:
Pizza Equipment Guide

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