Easy peasy pizza

Friday night is usually pizza night at our place or sometimes during the week if dinner needs to be easily prepared. 

This pizza dough is easy and takes only a few minutes to throw everything into the mixer with the dough hook , ten minutes to mix, a half hour to rise in a warm place (or longer if you prepare well in advance) and 7 mins in a hot oven.

Homemade dough beats pizza takeaway hands down and and family can get in on the act and roll their own bases and put on whatever toppings they like.

We are ham and cheese and pepperoni and mushroom fans with buffalo mozzarella sometimes and some Italian herbs, basically whatever we have in the fridge.

Dough recipe 

500g bakers flour

8 g dried yeast

Teaspoon salt

340ml warm water

1.5 tablespoons olive oil


Throw it all into a mixer with a dough hook and mix on low to medium speed for ten mins until dough is elastic and smooth.

Remove the hook and leave the dough in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp teatowel and let it sit in a warm spot if u can for at least a half hour. Maybe on a chair by a sunny window, or near the heater/fire.

Once the dough has doubled in size, turn out onto a floured counter top and knock it back with your fists, shape and divide into four or five smaller pieces, depending how big you want your pizza. 

Roll out with a rolling pin, put onto a tray ( I like to give the tray a little spray with oil to stop pizza sticking), top with sauce and whatever yummy toppings you like and pop into the oven for about 7 or 8 minutes (depends on thickness of base).

Enjoy! My kids have the leftovers for breakfast the next day.  😀