Basic Pizza Dough Recipe For How To Make Pizza Dough

Basic pizza dough

  • makes 2 x 26cm pizzas
  • Easy

Homemade pizza tastes so much better than the supermarket version. Plus you only need four ingredients for the dough!



  • strong white bread flour 250g
  • fast-action yeast 1 tsp (from a sachet)
  • sugar 1 tsp
  • olive oil 5 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Put the flour, yeast and 1 tsp of sea salt in a bowl. Measure out 125ml warm water then stir in the sugar and 2 tbsp olive oil. Add to the flour, mixing until it forms a dough. Tip onto a lightly oiled worksurface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Put in a clean, lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave to prove somewhere warm for 1 hour.

  • Step 3

    Knock the dough back and divide into 2. Roll and gently pull each piece out into a thin 28cm pizza on a sheet of baking paper.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put 2 heavy baking sheets on shelves near the top of the oven and leave them to heat for at least 10 minutes.

  • Step 5

    To finish the pizzas, spread 2-3 tbsp of prepared tomato sauce over each then add toppings and mozzarella. Lift the baking paper with the topped pizzas onto the baking trays. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the base is crisp and top bubbling.