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by Benny

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Pizza base recipe


  • 1kg of ‘00’ flour
  • 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 14g of dried yeast
  • 1 tabelspoon of golden caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 650ml of lukewarm water (200 boiled, 450 cold)


  • sieve flour + salt on to large work top
  • mix yeast, oil and water in a jug and leave to activiate (5-10 mins)
  • mix fluid again before use
  • make well in the flour and pour in fluid
  • fork in flour and mix and bring in more and more
  • once it becames sticky use flour-dusted hands to work into ball
  • kneed dough until smooth and springy

  • place dough in a large flower dusted bowl
  • cover with a damp cloth in a warm area
  • leave for an hour and dough should have doubled in size
  • remove dough on to flour dusted worktop and knock back dough

  • either wrap balls in cling film and put in fridge / freezer until needed or use immediately.

  • roll pizza out into base about 15-20 minutes before use
  • put pizza slate in over and heat to recipe temperature
  • place pizza base on slate and add toppings
  • cook in over for 18-20 minutes
  • serve