I get asked on the regular for my pizza dough recipe by my friends and colleagues due to its deliciousness and the fact that it’s the easiest thing in the world to make.
- Whisk 3 3/4 C flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt.
- Make a well and add 1 1/3 C warm water, 1 tbsp of sugar, and 1 packet of yeast.
- When foamy, mix in 3 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of chilli flakes, then knead until smooth (about 5 minutes.)
- Brush your dough ball with olive oil, and cover in a bowl with a tea towel and leave it to rise until it doubles (about 1 hour 30 minutes.)
- Divide into 2 balls.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
I usually double the recipe and do four different seasonings in each dough ball. You can roll them out and freeze them up so that your lazy after work dinner can be a healthy homemade pizza instead of pizza pops. Though as anyone who has seen my freezer can confirm, I’m in no position to judge pizza pop lovers.
It also doesn’t really matter which type of flour you use. I prefer whole wheat flour, but regular white stuff works just fine (arguably a thinner crust, for sure).