Do you need an easy and delicious dinner idea? Or lunch idea? Or snack idea? Or dessert idea?
This easy pizza dough can be all those things – dinner, lunch, snack, or dessert!
This easy pizza dough can be ready to use in around 30 minutes, and it’s made with only a handful of ingredients.
Don’t be scared off by the yeast. Making a yeast dough is not as difficult as you may think, and because this is for pizza, it’s very forgiving. If your dough doesn’t rise perfectly, it doesn’t matter!
This recipe uses instant dried yeast which is easy to find at the supermarket, and you simply keep it in the fridge till you are ready to use it. Make sure you use warm, but not hot water, adding the yeast to the water and giving it a few minutes to ‘wake up’ and start frothing a little.
You can use bread flour, or regular plain flour, or a combination of white and wholemeal flours. Because each type of flour is different you may need to add a little more water if your dough is a little dry.
Making the pizza dough is as easy as combining the ingredients, kneading the dough, and leaving it to rise. The whole process is even easier if you use a mixer with a dough hook, or a bread machine, but it’s still quick and easy to make by hand.
- 250 ml of warm water
- 2 tsp of yeast
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- 500 gm of flour
- Add the yeast to the warm water and set it aside for five minutes until the yeast begins to froth a little.
- In a large bowl (or the bowl of your mixer or bread machine) add the flour and make a well in the centre.
- Add the olive oil to the yeast mixture and gentle mix them together, then pour it all into the flour.
- Mix well, adding a little more water if needed, until the dough comes together into a smooth ball.
- Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface and knead well for about five minutes (or use your mixer or bread machine).
- Once kneaded place the dough into a large, well greased bowl, and cover with cling wrap. Place the bowl in a warm spot and let the dough rise for 20 minutes or until it is doubled in size.
- Once the dough has doubled in size, knock the air out of it with a quick knead and you are ready to use the dough.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
You can freeze the pizza dough after you’ve made it. Simply divide the dough into two portions and wrap each one in cling wrap and then pop them in a freezer bag. They’ll keep in the freezer for a month or so, and you can defrost them in the fridge over night when you ready to use it.
Now that you have made this easy pizza dough, what can you do with it?
Try one of these easy and delicious pizza inspired recipes!
All of these recipes can be made with this easy pizza dough, or a slightly adapted version of it.
What is your favourite thing to make with pizza dough?
If you’ve got a favourite pizza dough recipe, or even a favourite pizza topping idea, share it in the comments below so we can give it a try!