Homemade Pizza Base

    1 hour 45 minutes

    I am going through a faze where I am making my own pizza bases. This is the easy recipe I use. Using yeast wasn't as scary as I thought it would be.


    Northern Territory, Australia
    3 people made this

    Serves: 15 

    • 2 teaspoons yeast
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups warm water
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 cups plain flour

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hour rising  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. In a large bowl dissolve the yeast with the sugar in the warm water. Lit is sit until frothy, about 10 minutes.
    2. Stir the oil into the yeast mixture. Mix in half of the flour and salt.
    3. Turn dough out onto a clean well floured surface and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth.
    4. Let the dough rise until double, this should take about 1 hour.
    5. Punch down the dough and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out.
    6. Place the rolled out dough on a lightly oiled tray. Add your favourite toppings. Let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before baking it.
    7. Bake pizza in an oven preheated as high as it will go for about 15 minutes or until the cheese and crust are golden brown.

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