Pizza Dough

serves 4 to 6

  • Mix all dry ingredients of dough together (including dry yeast) in a bowl.

  • Add the water and then the oil, and mix together.

  • Allow to stand 10 minutes, then knead (I use a handheld mixer with dough hooks but a stand mixer or your own hands would do) until smooth and elastic.  The dough will become “friendly” (stick to itself more than everything else) but will be quite soft.  If you must add flour, do so sparingly, you do not want to make the dough hard.

  • Place in an oiled bowl, turn, cover with cling film (plastic wrap), and a towel and place in a warm place to rise for 30 min to an hour or until doubled in size.

  • 1/4 packet dry yeast (about 1 heaping teaspoon)

  • 2.5 dl (1 cup+ 2 teaspoons) finger-warm water

  • A pinch of sea salt

  • 1-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 7dl (3 cups) plain flour