Quick and easy pizza base

Quick and easy pizza base

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About this recipe: A quick, chewy pizza base that can be made in a flash with just basic pantry ingredients like yeast, flour, vegetable oil, sugar and salt.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 (7g) sachet dried active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 235ml warm water (45 C)
  • 340g bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:15min resting  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 230 C / Gas 8. In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round base. Transfer base to a lightly greased pizza pan dusted with fine polenta or cornmeal. Spread with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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