No need to knead pizza dough

No need to knead pizza dough


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About this recipe: This is a family favourite pizza dough - quick and simple to make. It rises beautifully and goes crusty on the outside and fluffy on the inside when baking! I use a mixture of wholemeal and white flour, but all white or all wholemeal works as well. It makes lovely garlic bread too, when topped with garlic butter! The quantities below make enough for a medium base on a standard baking tray.

alekzzz Saint George, Grenada

Makes: 1 pizza base

  • 230ml water
  • 1 slightly heaped teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 6g instant yeast
  • 180g plain white flour
  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 1 level teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:45min rising  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Measure the water into a microwave safe bowl, dissolve the sugar in the water and microwave for 20 seconds (until lukewarm).
  2. Sprinkle the instant yeast evenly over the water and leave to sit for 10 minutes (until the yeast starts to foam gently).
  3. Measure both of the flours into a mixing bowl and add the salt.
  4. Once the yeast water is ready, add it to the flour along with the olive oil, and mix well. I just use a hand mixer with dough hooks. Mix until you get a very wet dough.
  5. Leave the dough to rise in a warm place for around 45 minutes (the longer the better).
  6. Line your baking tray with baking parchment and sprinkle with cornmeal and flour.
  7. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough on the baking tray - sprinkle the dough with plenty of flour to stop it from sticking to the pin!
  8. Pre-heat your oven to 230 C / Gas 8 while you get your pizza toppings ready. Top the pizza base with your favourite toppings. If you're using onions, make sure you fry them first!
  9. Slide your pizza in the middle of the oven and bake for 10 minutes.


Even though I use instant yeast, I find that the dough still rises best when the yeast is added to sugar water first.

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