Hi! So we’re kinda going through a pizza craze in our house. I used to be really sucky at making pizza dough and now that I’ve found this wicked good recipe we’ve been having it for hmmm only the last four days.

It takes 5 minutes to mix up and 20 minutes to rest before you slather on the toppings and throw it in the oven, Can you blame me for thrashing it?

I don’t think it’s that bad? My husband however may be a little bit over it but, I’m not going to ask him. I’ll just cook something else for the next few days.

Upside: I’ve even learned to curb the floury bench mess you make! Safe to say I’m fast becoming a [cough!] pro. 

I hate cleaning up dirty bench tops

I have begun flouring the dish I’m going to cook it in and then kneading the dough in that. Why? So it doesn’t look like this!

Another upside: so long as I have flour, yeast, sugar, salt and olive oil in my pantry we will always have a base for anything remotely pizza-ish i.e. stromboli (which we tried this morning!) pizza sticks (slice it up & slap on some Parmesan and oregano before you throw it in the oven), even pizza bombs! The list goes on.

Anyway folks, give it a try, dinner and afternoon teas will be infinitesimally better.

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Pizza Dough So Easy Even a 4 Year Old Could Make It!

  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  1. Mix warm water, sugar and yeast in a bowl & let it sit for 5 minutes
  2. Add flour, olive oil and salt & mix well and let it sit for 10 minutes (here you could add any herbs you’d like i.e. oregano)
  3. Knead the dough on a floury surface
  4. Roll out the dough and let it sit for another 10 minutes. The dough should be almost fluffy and soft to touch but firm enough to hold itself together nicely
  5. Add your toppings. According to the pizza expert in our home who claims being educated by Pizza Hut the order is Tomato Paste > light sprinkle of cheese > toppings > then more cheese. I wouldn’t know, I’m the one that sucked at pizza making remember? Seems to work fine for us though.
  6. Throw that in the oven for 10-15 minutes on 175C or till the crust is golden brown

Enjoy!