Updated: Oct 4, 2021
(makes 6 medium sized thin crust pizzas or 3 large thick crust pizzas) 2 Hours.
1 ¾ cup water / 500ml water
1 tbs yeast / 5g yeast
1 tsp sugar / 5g sugar
3 ½ cup strong white flour / 700g strong white flour
1. Into the bowl of an electric stand mixer add the warm water, 2tbs of olive oil, yeast and sugar.
2. Leave for 5 minutes so the yeast starts to foam in the water.
3. Add the flour and salt and using the dough hook attachment knead on medium-low speed for 5-10 minutes.
4. If you don’t have an electric stand mixer you can incorporate the ingredients in a bowl with a spatula or spoon and then turn onto a floured work surface to knead by hand for 5-10 minutes.
5. Rub another mixing bowl with olive oil and place the dough in it and cover with clingfilm.
6. Place the dough in a 40*c oven for 1 hour to prove or place in a warm space until it has tripled in size.
7. Dust a work surface with flour and tip the dough out onto the work surface.
8. Knead the dough for 2 minutes to bring it into a smooth ball of dough.
9. Portion the dough into 6 balls of dough onto a tray dusted with flour and cover with a clean tea towel.
10. Leave the dough in a warm place until the dough balls have doubled in size.
11. Meanwhile turn the oven up to 250*c.
12. Dust the work surface with flour.
13. Roll out each ball of dough so it’s thin and so it will fit the oven-tray.
14. Dust the tray with flour and place the dough on the tray.
15. Top with pizza sauce and topping of your choice and bake your pizza for 15- 25 minutes depending on the size of your pizza it may take longer or shorter time.
16. The pizza will be done when it has golden brown edges and the bottom of the pizza is crispy.