Because you must!

Why make it at home?

Because you must! Once you do, you will see how easy breezy and absolutely delicious the pizza is when made at home from scratch. Also because unless you have access to buying fresh dough from a pizzeria, you have no other option! Say what? No! We will not go there. Those frozen ones are never my choice. It’s up to you if you wish to use them, but I certainly don’t and won’t!

Makes one 10-12″ round pizza base or one 12×7 rectangular base. This simple bread recipe is to be rolled out thin for a traditional pizza appeal.


  • 175g strong white bread flour
  • 1 tbsp DS Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp or 1 tbsp dried yeast*
  • a pinch of salt
  • 120-150 ml lukewarm water

*Using 1 tsp will produce flatter dough, 1 tbsp will rise more and is good for thick crust.

Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl and mix well.

Stir in the yeast. make a well in the centre and pour the water and oil and mix with a spoon to a soft dough.

Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes. (the dough should be smooth and elastic)

Then place the dough in a greased bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. leave in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour. (the dough should double in size)

Knock the dough back, and turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead again for 3 minutes to develop the gluten.

Roll out as required and push the dough up to make a rim.


Place on your greased grill (or pizza stone, or baking sheet if using the oven). You can top with sauce now before grilling or half cook the dough and then top with sauce and other toppings. Otherwise, you can completely cook the dough for fresh, no-bake toppings.

Once topped with a basic tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil, this will make your classic Margarita Pizza.

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