Homemade pizza tastes so much better than the supermarket version. This basic pizza dough requires only four ingredients and is super simple to make
- Serves: 2 persons
- 250g strong white bread flour
- 1tsp (from a sachet) fast-action yeast
- 1tsp sugar
- 5tbsp olive oil
Step 1Put the flour, yeast and 1 tsp of sea salt in a bowl. Measure out 125ml warm water then stir in the sugar and 2 tbsp olive oil. Add to the flour, mixing until it forms a dough. Tip onto a lightly oiled worksurface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth.
Step 2Put in a clean, lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave to prove somewhere warm for 1 hour.
Step 3Knock the dough back and divide into 2. Roll and gently pull each piece out into a thin 28cm pizza on a sheet of baking paper.
Step 4Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put 2 heavy baking sheets on shelves near the top of the oven and leave them to heat for at least 10 minutes.
Step 5To finish the pizzas, spread 2-3 tbsp of prepared tomato sauce o ver each then add toppings and mozzarella . Lift the baking paper with the topped pizzas onto the baking trays. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the base is crisp and top bubbling.