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The Perfect Fluffy Pizza Dough Recipe

Updated on September 11, 2011

Making your own Pizza Dough at home is relatively straight forward and not as difficult as you may think. A home-made Pizza base is much nicer than the variety which you buy ready made. It is also great fun to get the family involved in Baking and preparation of Pizza.

The key to getting a delicious, fluffy, stretchy Pizza base lies in a few key-ingredients.

  • Honey to get the base to go golden
  • Garlic and mixed herbs for a deeper flavour and aroma

We normally use a stand mixer to prepare the base. They work a treat and take out the hard work from kneading the dough. However ti is not essential and much better exercise without!

Equipment Needed

  • Stand Mixer with a dough hook
  • Rolling pin
  • Glass Bowl
  • Cling film

Ingredients

  • 1 pack instant yeast (approx 2 tsp)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups strong white flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp mixed dried herbs

Step 1

  • Combine the yeast, salt, honey, warm water then mix well

Step 2

  • Add the oil.
  • Then add 1 cup of the flour
  • Start your mixer on a low speed to mix everything.

Step 3

  • Once everything is mixed, add the garlic and dried herbs.
  • Then add the second cup of flour and start the mixer again

Step 4

  • Add the rest of the flour
  • Continue mixing until you have a dough that is bouncy and springy
  • Remove the dough from the mixer and place in an oiled bowl

Rest the dough in a warm place

  • Cover the glass bowl with cling film
  • Place the bowl in a warm area for 2 hours (for example in an airing cupboard, or on a chair outside a warm oven)
  • The dough should double in size

The ready dough is bouncy, stretchy and ready to roll and top with your favourite toppings
The ready dough is bouncy, stretchy and ready to roll and top with your favourite toppings

Roll the dough

  • Split your dough into the required size piece depending on the size of Pizza you are making.
  • Roll on a floured work surface
  • Top first with your Pizza Sauce (coming soon)
  • Then add a think layer of cheese
  • Then your toppings
  • Then a final layer of cheese
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes

Golden Tip: As soon as the Pizza comes out of the oven, brush the edges of the fluffy pizza base with olive oil. The oil will soak into the base and make it even more delicious
Golden Tip: As soon as the Pizza comes out of the oven, brush the edges of the fluffy pizza base with olive oil. The oil will soak into the base and make it even more delicious
This Pizza dough is light and stretchy, but most importantly it is full of flavour from the garlic and mixed herbs.
This Pizza dough is light and stretchy, but most importantly it is full of flavour from the garlic and mixed herbs.

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      Jessica 19 months ago

      This is my go to pizza base! You can't even buy them this good!! Thank you for a fabulous recipe.

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      tastiger04 4 years ago

      This looks delicious!! I've never tried my hand at pizza dough before....but I may have to start! Thanks for sharing :) I voted up and useful

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      fc 4 years ago

      does it taste yum? :) and what does the oven get set to?

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      hubrecipe 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Strong white flour is specific for making breads and pizza bases..you might also see it as Pizza flour.

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      DAC 5 years ago

      What do you mean by strong flour?

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      hubrecipe 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Yes it should work if there is a dough setting. Try and let me know :)

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      Meg 5 years ago

      Can this be made in bread machine? Thanks.

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      hubrecipe 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Yes it does rise in the oven

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      tina 5 years ago

      is it supposed to rise again in the oven? mine was very flat after rolling it out.

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      hubrecipe 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      2 medium sized pizzas

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      Rebekah 5 years ago

      Looks like a good recipe. How many pizzas does it make?

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      couturepopcafe 5 years ago

      Thanks for the tip about brushing olive oil onto the crust when done! Great pictures.

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      hubrecipe 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      350f or 180c

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      krammy 5 years ago

      At what temperature should it be baked?

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      rockdresses 6 years ago from Turkey

      It looks so delicious~ :)

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      Silva Hayes 6 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      Beautiful! I will add honey to mine next time. Thanks so much!

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done and well laid out!