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Pizza Dough

This is my go-to pizza dough recipe. It makes about 3 pizza bases.

Ingredients

  • 1 sachet dry active yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 250 ml warm water
  • 450 gram all purpose flour
  • 1 1/14 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup milk (or 1/4 cup extra water)
  • 1 tablespoon semolina (optional)

Instructions

1

Mix yeast, water and sugar together in a measuring jug. Leave for 10 minutes for the yeast to activate.

2

Add flour, Italian herbs and salt in the bowl of stand mixer

3

Once yeast is foamy, add to the flour and salt. Also add the olive oil and milk.

4

Knead the dough with dough hook for about 5-10 min until you have a smooth ball of dough.

5

Lightly flour your work surface.

6

Take the dough out of the bowl, it should be a pretty clean bowl.

7

Knead the dough a little bit and form it into a ball

8

Oil the bowl with some olive oil and put the dough back. Cover with plastic wrap.

9

Place the bowl in a warm space, for example in the oven, turned off of course. Let it double in size. This takes between 1-2 hours usually.

10

Once the dough is doubled in size, deflate the dough and divide in 3 or 4 equal pieces.

11

Preheat oven to 230 degrees Celsius

12

Roll into balls and then, with a rolling pin or your hands, form the start a pizza base to your liking.

13

Sprinkle some semolina on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and place the round disc on top of it.

14

Spread the dough using your fingertips until you have a nice round pizza base.

15

Add pizza sauce with toppings to your liking

16

Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the pizza has a nice golden brown colour.