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Pizza Base

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Serves 1 - 2 Pizzas

A great recipie which will show you how to make your own pizza bases!!

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  • Pizza Base-In a bowl:
  • 500g Strong Flour- white or wholemeal
  • 25g Butter/Margerine
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • In a Jug:
  • 13g Dried Yeast/25g Fresh Yeast
  • 250ml Tepid (luke warm) water
  • Topping:
  • 1 tin per pizza chopped tomatoes (drained and chopped)
  • 150g cheese (e.g. cheddar,mozzerella, parmazan-your choice)
  • then choose from a combination of the following:
  • 100g bacon or panchetta
  • 100g sliced mushrooms
  • 75g tuna
  • 100g red/green/yellow pepper
  • 100g ham prochettio or salami
  • 75g olives, capers, anchovies
  • 50g red onion (chopped)
  • season salt and pepper
  • basil, oregano (fresh, frozen, dried)


    1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 7/220C
    2. Measure tepid water in a jug, and add the fresh/dried yeast, stir briskly with a fork to fully disolve.
    3. Mix the flour and salt in a mixing bowl, rub in margerine/butter.
    4. Add the yeast liquid and mix to a soft elastic dough, add more tepid water if necassary.
    5. Kneed thoroughly for 5 minutes until smooth and warm. This is a double batch and half can be frozen at this stage for use later, or leave in a bowl until you are ready to use later.
    6. Cover dough with oiled polythene and put to rise somewhere warm, but NOT hot, until dough has doubled in size. E.g. airing cupboard.
    7. Get the dough out and roll out into a large circle and place on a well greased baking tray.
    8. Spread the drained and chopped tomatoes over the dough, add seasoning and herbs.
    9. Cover with cheese, grated, sliced or diced. Then cover with your choice of toppings
    10. Bake for aproximatly 30 minuits, until the base has cooked.

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3rd Apr, 2015
My dough has not risen :( where did I go Wrong?
12th Nov, 2014
From my experience, I can make three large pizzas from 500g of flour.
6th Jul, 2012
This was our first attempt at a homemade pizza from scratch and I must say I think we did very well! Instructions were nice and straight forward and the result was very tasty. Note for our second attempt... make the base a little thinner as we prefer a thin crust style of pizza. x
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26th Sep, 2009
This was a great help thanks
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18th Apr, 2020
Thanks for this recipe. It’s brilliant for 2 pizzas. I put all the ingredients in the bread machine and put it on the pizza dough setting. Split it into 2, rolled out 2 pizzas and proved the dough. It worked a treat.