Basic pizza bases

    1 hour 50 min

    Nice and simple pizza base recipe, using just few ingredients and no oil or salt, but with honey and Italian herbs making the dough slightly more fragrant.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 15g active dried baking yeast
    • 300ml lukewarm water
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 500g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons mixed fresh or dried Italian herbs

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr rising  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Activate yeast by adding it to the lukewarm water and honey. Leave for at least 10 minutes or until frothy.
    2. Sift flour into a separate large bowl; add herbs to bowl.
    3. Pour the yeast mixture into bowl with flour and incorporate.
    4. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes or until the dough springs back and is elastic.
    5. Place dough back in bowl, cover with cling film and place in a warm area. The dough is ready once it has doubled in size. Once doubled, knock out the dough and roll out portions of dough on a floured surface to whatever size tins you have at home.
    6. Coat the tins lightly with oil and place dough on tins. Using a fork prick the entire surface of the pizza if you do not wish the dough to rise uneven in the oven.
    7. This is the point in which you may choose to par bake the bases plain for 10 minutes or so at 180 C / Gas 4 for later convenient use. If you do so they can then be cooled on racks then frozen, ready to be topped at a later date. Alternatively top bases with your favourite toppings straight away and bake at 200 C / Gas 6 for about 20 minutes, or till the pizzas are golden.

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    i wernt to keen on this the taste and smell of the yeast was to much 4 me personally...reduce that a little next time other then that was easy to do even with 3 kids helping lol  -  11 Feb 2011


    Really good!  -  13 Nov 2011


    tasted too yeasty. also it served more that 6!! but our toppings coved up the yeast flavour abit.  -  18 Aug 2012