Garlic Pizza Base

    55 min

    This chewy pizza base is quick to whip up. It's made in the bread maker, shaped, topped with pizza toppings and baked to perfection.

    195 people made this

    Makes: 1 14 inch pizza

    • 170ml lukewarm water
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 275g bread flour
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min proofing  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Place the ingredients into the pan of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Close the lid, select the Dough cycle and press Start.
    2. When the machine signals the end of the cycle, remove the dough and knead into a tight ball on a lightly floured surface. Let rest for about 15 minutes.
    3. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Stretch the dough out to fit your desired pizza pan. Let rise for about 20 minutes for a thicker crust.
    4. Top with sauce, cheese and desired pizza toppings. Bake for 10 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven or until the base is lightly browned on the bottom when you lift up to take a peek.

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    I made this by hand several times and it was so easy. I am astonished that people have become so lazy to make things by hand anymore . Bread machines and such make people lazy and incompetent. God gave us hands for a reason;to create things. Also how can you put love into the food when a cold machine is touching the food instead of you? You need to put your love and soul into the food and that can only be done with your bare hands. This recipe is very good and tastes lovely and most of all so easy to do by hand. I found that 175ml of water wasn't enough so I used about 200ml instead which should be 1 part boiling and 2 parts cold. If the dough is too wet or dry you can always add more water or flour until you have the right texture. I Kneaded it on a work surface by hand for 10 minutes which is plenty of time to get it elasticated enough. The dough should be moist but not sticky and then I placed it in a greased bowl covered with a clean tea towel to rise in a warm boiler cupboard. The boiler cupboard is a good place to let dough rise, it doesn't just double in size it will triple. I also added 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon salt because a pizza base shouldn't be sweet in my opinion. I like to have a slightly salty garlic taste. I shall not be buying shop bought pizza anymore either, you can certainly notice the difference in the quality and the shop bought ones are poor quality compared to homemade. This is like Pizza hut Pizza at a fraction of the cost.  -  15 Oct 2014


    This was absolutely fab,base was gorgeous the addition of garlic in the pastry was a massive hit with everyone!I certainly wont be buying shop pizza again,Im just thrilled with it!  -  21 Mar 2012


    easy to make, very tasty. went down a hit with the family, especially the little ones. will definately use this one again  -  28 Feb 2011