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