Friday, January 15, 2010

Easy Cooking Pizza Dough Recipe

This easy-cooking-for-men Pizza dough recipe is for the dough only. There are many different and tasty toppings that can be applied to this dough. Use your imagination and enjoy. This pizza recipe will make 1 large thick base pizza, or 2 medium sized, thin based pizzas.

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 8g sachet of dried yeast
  • 1 teaspoon castor sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)

  • Combine dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Add oil and water and mix thoroughly into a dough.
  • Knead on a clean floured surface until the pizza dough is soft. Add flour to the surface to stop sticking as you go.
  • Return the pizza dough to the mixing bowl and cover with a damp tea towel for 30 minutes. The dough is ready when it has doubled in size.
  • Slam the pizza dough down onto the floured surface and knead gently for about 1 minute to press out any air bubbles.
  • Roll the pizza dough recipe out to desired size and add you favoutite toppings.

A plain pizza recipe or topping can be brough to life with a simple variation of the pizza dough recipe, add mixed herbs to the dough and / or warm the pizza base sauce with minced garlic before applying.

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