Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

This incredibly easy dough recipe is best made with Italian Tipo ‘00’ flour, which is finer ground than normal flour. Once you have realized how easy and cheap it is to make homemade pizzas, you won’t be wanting takeaways.


Total Time: 1 h  I Prep: 1h  I Cook: No Cooking I Difficulty: Easy


Makes 6-8 small thin bases 


  • 500gr plain flour
  • 300ml lukewarm water
  • 20gr dry yeast
  • 5gr salt
  • 10gr brown sugar (or maple syrup)




  • Place all the flour, dry yeast, salt and sugar in a deep bowl and start adding water bit by bit.
  • Knead for 3-5 minutes. You should be aiming for a soft but not sticky dough. It should feel like your cheeks. If it is too sticky, add a little more flour or if it is too dry, add a splash of water. Try not to overwork it. 

  • Place the ball of dough in a large oiled bowl and grease the top of it with oil as well. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let it rise for about an hour until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Once the dough is risen, place the dough on a flour-dusted surface and knead the dough for a minute to push the air out. You can use it immediately or wrap in cling film to keep in the fridge until you need it. It’s a good idea to do this step about 10-15 minutes before you want to cook them. 


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