Homemade Pizza Dough

For me personally, nothing beats homemade pizza dough if you have the time to make it. Although homemade pizza dough does require a little time to allow the dough to rise, it’s budget friendly, fun to roll out with the kids and as you can control the ingredients you can make it as healthy as you like.

Nothing beats homemade pizza dough if you have the time to make it.  It's budget friendly, fun to roll out with the kids and as you can control the ingredients you can make it as healthy as you like.

Here are some great tips:

  • Allow 1-2 hours before you want to put your pizza in the oven to prepare the dough.
  • During winter when I am making my own pizza dough I place the dough in my car as I find this is one of the warmest places in the house.
  • If you like to plan ahead, make your dough ahead of time – let it rise for 30 minutes then cover the bowl with cling wrap and place in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze pizza dough form the dough into portion sized balls, lightly coat with oil, place into an airtight container or ziplock bag.  Pizza dough can be frozen for up to 3 months.  Thaw it in the fridge for at least 12 hours. Rest the dough on the kitchen bench for 30 minutes before you’re ready to roll out.

Thermomix Pizza Dough

As I have a Thermomix, I use it to make my pizza dough as it’s just so easy.  This recipe below will make 2 large rectangular pizzas or 4 smaller round pizzas.

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Thermomix Pizza Dough

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

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  • 2 teaspoons (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
  • 300g water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 20g extra virgin olive oil
  • 500g bakers flour

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a large bowl with oil and set aside.
  2. Place yeast, water, salt, sugar and oil into bowl, mix 2 min / 37deg / speed 2
  3. Add flour, mix 6 sec / speed 6.
  4. Knead dough 2 min / kneading (wheat symbol).
  5. Transfer dough into prepared bowl and shape into a ball.
  6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside to prove in a warm place until doubled in size, for approx 1 hour.
  7. Divide dough into 2 and roll out to form round pizza bases.
  8. Set aside for 20 minutes to rise again slightly.
  9. Spread desired toppings over pizza bases and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 230°C preheated oven.

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To shape pizzas, place dough on a baking tray lined with baking paper or greased with oil. Press out dough with your finger tips from the center to the edges, and gently stretch it into shape. Alternatively, you can roll it out with a rolling pin on a floured surface and transfer it onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Nothing beats homemade pizza dough if you have the time to make it.  It's budget friendly, fun to roll out with the kids and as you can control the ingredients you can make it as healthy as you like.

Pizza Dough

You may find something therapeutic about kneading your own pizza dough.

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Homemade Pizza Dough

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 3

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
  • 4 cups bakers flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for brushing

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a large bowl with oil and set aside.
  2. Place yeast, water and sugar into a small jug and set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl add flour and salt, make a well in the centre.
  4. Pour in the yeast mixture and oil.
  5. Use a round-bladed knife in a cutting motion to gently mix.
  6. Use your hands to combine dough.
  7. Place dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  8. Leave dough in oiled bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside to prove in a warm place until doubled in size, for approx 1 hour.
  9. Place dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead dough briefly to knock out the air.
  10. Divide dough into 3 and roll out to form round pizza bases.
  11. Set aside for 20 minutes to rise again slightly.
  12. Spread desired toppings over pizza bases and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 230°C preheated oven.

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Tupperware’s No Wait Pizza Dough

Before my Thermomix I used to make my pizza dough following Tupperware’s recipe, it too was really easy to make and super quick as you don’t need to wait for it to rise.

Nothing beats homemade pizza dough if you have the time to make it.  It's budget friendly, fun to roll out with the kids and as you can control the ingredients you can make it as healthy as you like.

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Tupperware Pizza Dough

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1

Ingredients

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  • 1 3/4 cup self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into Tupperware Bowl.
  2. Seal, burp, and shake till the dough forms into a ball.
  3. With fingers push out onto a pizza tray.
  4. Top with your favourite ingredients.
  5. Spread desired toppings over pizza bases and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 180°C preheated oven or until golden.

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2 Ingredient Pizza Base

A 2 Ingredient Pizza Base – it doesn’t get much easier than this!  This pizza base recipe is the same as my 2 ingredient scroll recipe –  very easy to make and will only you 5 minutes roll out.  This recipe is great for making mini pizza’s for lunchboxes too!

View the recipe here.

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4 comments

Mezz May 18, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Hi Kat

I have tried to print the homemade pizza dough but the thermomix recipe pops up. I have tried all 3 print buttons.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 22, 2018 - 10:09 AM

We’ve noticed the glitch and are looking into fixing it for you, sorry about that!

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Susan August 3, 2018 - 11:28 AM

With the Thermomix recipe I use 400g flour and 100g semolina. Also put semolina on the bench for rolling. Makes a really crispy base this way.

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martha October 12, 2021 - 1:34 AM

the recipes need to be also in teaspoons, tablespoons. cups. ounces. F degrees (not celcius) NOT ‘g’.. what the USA uses.
thank you

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