Always wanted to make your own pizza dough? Then enjoy this recipe to make pizza from scratch: super fun and cheap!
250 gr flour
Half bag of instant yeast (3,5 gr)
150 ml hand warm water
Little bit of salt
1 spoon of olive oil
Mix the yeast in 50 ml of hand warm water. Hand warm means basically when you put in a finger you do not feel the water, it is about the same temperature as you hand.
Mix the flour and the salt in a big bowl. Make a little hole in the middle after mixing.
Put the olive oil, the yeast mixture and almost all the warm water in the hole and start mixing all ingredients! Do not put in all water at once! When you start mixing the ingredients you will notice if the dough it too dry. In that case you can put in the rest of the water. Life tip: you can always add more, not take out water, so take it slow with adding water 😊
Kneading time! The most important part for yeast-based products. When your dough doesn’t stick to the bowl anymore and forms a nice ball, take it out and onto a clean surface, like a counter or a table. Knead until it feels elastic. It will take around 10 minutes. Second life tip: set a time and keep kneading for 10 minutes!
When kneaded properly, dust the bowl with a little bit of flower, place the dough in the bowl and cover it cling wrap and a towel. Keep it in a warm spot.
Let it sit for at least 45 minutes. Leaving it for a couple of hours is not necessary but it is possible! (You can make it in your lunch break for example).
Preheat the oven at 220-240 degrees Celsius. Take the dough and divide it into two parts for ‘normal’ sized pizza or use it all for one big pizza. Put flour on the flat surface and roll out the pizza dough till it is about 4 mm thick. Now put the dough on the backing tray. (You can also roll it out on the backing tray already).
Put some tomato sauce and other toppings on your pizza. Remember: less is more and do not put too much wet ingredients on the pizza. It will slow the backing of the pizza dough.
Bake your pizza about 10-15 minutes in the preheated oven.
Third life tip: you can pre-make your dough and freeze it. After the rising, divide the dough in portions of your preferred pizza size and freeze it up to a month. When you want to use it, take it out and let it defreeze for 2 hours.