Pizza Base Recipe

by Angela

This is my pizza base recipe that I got from an Italian friend many years ago. He swears it is an authentic and foolproof recipe.

1 teaspoon dried yeast
21oz (600g) all-purpose (plain) flour
2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
10fl oz (300ml) water

Mix a couple of teaspoons of flour with 3 tablespoons warm water and stir until combined.

Sprinkle over the yeast and gently stir until dissolved.

Leave for 5-10 minutes for the yeast to activate. Within 5-10 minutes the mixture should start to bubble and foam.

Pour the yeast mixture, flour, salt, water and olive oil into the large bowl of an electric mixer.

Mix with a dough hook until it forms a dough.

Turn onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.

Brush a clean bowl lightly with olive oil and put dough in the bowl. Cover with a lid or cling wrap.

Leave in a warm place for at least one hour until the dough has doubled in size.

Turn the dough back out onto a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.

Divide into four portions and roll into balls. Leave portions to rest or an hour.

Roll each portion on a floured work surface to desired thickness.

Cover with sauce and toppings.

Hi Angela

Thanks so much for sending in your pizza base recipe.

Like most of the recipes on this site, this is not a difficult recipe. The actual making doesn't take long but the waiting time means that you need to put aside a couple of hours for the whole process to be completed.

Despite this, the result will definitely be worth the wait.

Thanks again for sharing your recipe.


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