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Pizza Dough (Basic)

Recipe submitted by maggie on October 3rd, 2008

This is an easy basic pizza dough recipe. Creating pizzas is a great way to feed guests for a social event or serve with salad for a family meal.

Prep time:   1 hour
Servings:   30cm pizza

1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil

Combine water and sugar, then sprinkle yeast on top and leave for 15 minutes until frothy.
Sift flour into a mixing bowl with salt. Make a well in the middle, add oil and yeast mixture. Mix and combine.
Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead dough until smooth and elastic (if sticky add a little extra flour). Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Leave covered in bowl until ball doubles in size (time depends on temp of room but about 40 minutes). Finally punch down dough and knead lightly before placing into pizza tray.

*Cooking Instructions
Sprinkle pizza tray with cornmeal and press dough evenly into tray.
Spread the pizza base with tomato puree then sprinkle on your favourite toppings such as salami, ham, capsicum, pineapple, olives and cheese.
Bake at 200°C for about 15 minutes until golden brown and cooked.

Average Rating:   (36 votes)

Tags:   pizza dough  pizza  dough  basic  easy  recipe  yeast  italian  

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    • Rosemarie Ranapia posted on March 28th, 2020
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Love this recipe easy and yummy... I put garlic granules in my base. Super delicious.... THANK YOU!!

    • J Bayly posted on April 20th, 2017
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Very easy and quick. Homemade is always better :)

    • Katrina posted on January 7th, 2017
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Love this recipe for pizza dough, if i give the family option of store brought bases or making it they will opt for making it every time.

      Have made a couple of tweaks to suit us, but for adults i put in mixed herbs and chilli powder into the dough or sometimes just black pepper.

      I also roll the dough out onto the trays and prick with a fork a few times and pre bake for 10 mins before putting the toppings on then top and cook for 15mins...makes nice crispy base that we like.

    • Ruth Munt posted on June 11th, 2016
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Love it, it's nice and easy and tastes delicious, I will be giving this recipe to my family, thank you very much for sharing it

    • Bee posted on April 13th, 2016
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I have never made Pizza dough before and I nailed this recipe. It was the perfect texture and really straightforward. Loved it!! It was easy and the perfect size when cooking for one.

    • Ngawini posted on December 28th, 2015
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This is now my new fav pizza dough - my brother loved it so much, he gave me pizza trays for christmas :)

    • Paule posted on June 7th, 2014
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Hooray! At 68, last night and for the first time, I made from scratch (first time ever) the best pizza we have ever eaten, using your very simple recipe. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing it with us.

    • Lila posted on April 25th, 2014
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Thanks for an amazing easy quick pizza recipe! My family of three grown up boys have always loved eatting pizza hutt/domino or hells pizzas.
      When I saw your recipe, I gave it a go AND wow!!! I won my boys choice of home made pizzas.
      Thanks for sharing this recipe for us to try out. We'll all be pizza out now and still love it. lol:)

    • Callum posted on November 24th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Really easy and delicious.
      Really good for a summer meal as it' so light.

    • kim posted on July 6th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      so easy and light and delicious!!

    • nikki posted on May 30th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I love this recipe!
      I use it all the time and it never fails.
      Super easy and produces a delicious pizza dough each time.
      Highly recommend

    • fusion king posted on April 1st, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Perfect recipe for a pizza base. Easy to make and pizza turns out great everytime, the family love it. Cheers

    • Rachel posted on January 13th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      awesome pizza base haven't had a fail yet. the ids love maing it and eating it.

    • Jyoti posted on December 27th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Such easily taught recipes is just amazing

    • simon posted on December 24th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      great easy base the kids rated it highly!

    • Chris posted on November 21st, 2012
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Just what I needed, good ol' Kiwi's. Cheers!!

    • Kat posted on July 28th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I've been on the lookout for this size of recipe and it was perfect for one, good-sized, thin crust pizza!! My only twist on the recipe was to add a good shake of dried oregano to the flour mixture and to use garlic-infused olive oil for a little extra flavour. GREAT recipe. Thank you!

    • Mel posted on June 18th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Fantastic recipe I use it all the time!

    • Rachael posted on May 5th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Fantastic base - crispy & not to thick.

    • Beatrice posted on March 23rd, 2012
      Overall Rating: 5.0 / 10

      This isn't really pizza dough, although it could be used that way. This recipe is exactly the same as the one I use to make white bread loaves. If you like a good fluffy pizza however, do try this out.

    • Jennifer posted on January 20th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This is Quick easy and tastes amazing! We love making our own pizza's it's great for the kids to help with too!

    • Sara posted on January 16th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Love this recipe! We do this at home all the time. So easy and so YUM! We'll never buy super market pizza again!

    • Juanita McGoldrick posted on December 10th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      This is a great recipe, easy and great to eat!! So much better than store brought ones. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Sophie posted on September 19th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      My family loves pizza and I always make them myself. I have tried different dough recipes and this one is by far the best I have tried. It is easy to spread thin and once cooked it's very crunchy which is how we love it. Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

    • Tonya posted on August 18th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 5.0 / 10

      i would like to say that an easier way to make a pizza base if you dont want to use yeast, you could make a scone dough and just role it out into a nice pizza base, ive tried it and it is delicious, just a thought

    • Anna posted on May 19th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I suck so badly at cooking but after reading this recipe i have tried it and OMG it come out fantastic and yummy ..now if some one teach me how not to burn water i will be happy lolz

    • Nicole posted on May 18th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I have always been a little nervious of any recipe that uses yeast but wanted to make my own dough, this recipe is so easy and I had fun making it - best of all it turned out perfect! No more bought bases for us!

    • Katrin posted on April 28th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Fantastic pizza, very easy to make and delicious! My little girl normally eats the top of the pizza and leaves the crust behind, with this pizza she was eating the crust and took off the topping. That means something... ;-)
      Thanks Maggie!

    • Ellie posted on April 26th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Just tasted my first successful pizza made with this recipe MAGNIFICO! Many thanks Maggie!

    • Christine posted on April 24th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      First time making pizza dough. This recipe worked like magic. We were hungry and didn't wait for it to double in size. It still taste so yummy!! Definitely will make again.

    • Kathy O'Connell posted on September 8th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      First Base I've tried that works well for me and my pizza making abilities! Put the recipe in my bread maker (dough mode), even easier! Next pizza I'll make with a stuffed crust, spread mozerella around the edge of base and then fold dough over to cover it. Thanks for the recipe

    • Ruthy posted on September 3rd, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Awsome easy delicious recipe that is now a family favourite and my daughters (4 &5) love to knead the dough and choose their favourite toppings:)

    • Clare Ashworth posted on June 9th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Thanks for the recipe. It was very easy to follow and produced great pizzas.

    • Evalyn posted on January 14th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Hi Best pizza dough ever....my family just loves it...so easy to make. dough rising can be done in oven so less time required ...Excellent.

    • Tinishia posted on September 29th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      hey maggie thank you heaps for taking the time to upload or write out this recipe. Me and my two children have prepped the dough so just have to put all our favourite toppings on tonight. Easy to follow instructions and just easy to make. Give it a try guys the kids will love you for it.

    • Lara posted on May 25th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Finita, crocante y deliciosa!