Making pizza dough

This is the pizza dough recipe we use to make our pizza bases with - the recipe actually makes 8 - 10 bases so after the dough is made, we roll it out and put whatever we don't use in the freezer (placed between layers of tin foil). I love doing this as it means the next time we are making pizzas we simply need to take the frozen bases out and let them defrost.

When I make this, I cheat a little and put all the ingredients in the Kitchen Aid and mix it that way; it works just as well and rises perfectly (as you can see in the bottom photo!)  After the dough had formed we took it out and had a go at kneading it ourselves - the boys loved this (and they loved the fact they got flour all over themselves too!)

For the ingredients and method, read on:

(From Jamie's Italy)


800g strong white bread flour
200g fine ground semolina flour or strong white bread flour (I used the strong white bread flour again so 1kg strong white bread flour altogether)
1 level tablespoon fine sea salt
2 x 7g sachets of dried yeast
1 tablespoon golden caster sugar
around 650ml lukewarm water


Add the yeast and sugar to the lukewarm water, mixing it together then leave for a few minutes.  Mix the flour and salt together, then add the water mixture.  This is where I put the mixture in the Kitchen Aid on a slow setting to begin with, then on a higher speed as the dough came together.

We then took the formed dough out and took turns to roll it by hand, then we popped it in a large bowl, covered with a kitchen towel and left it to rise.  Simple!

1 comment:

  1. That's a great tip to freeze the extra dough! I'm going to start doing that.