Pizza Dough / Pizza Base
Recipe from Australian Women’s Weekly (April 2010). This homemade pizza dough will make 4 small and 2 large bases.
Combine 2 teaspoons ( 7 g) dried yeast, ½ teaspoon sugar and ¼ cup warm water (50 - 60 ml), and stand in a warm place for about 10 minutes or until frothy and well risen.
Sift 2 cups (one standard measuring cup of 250 ml / 8 oz capacity /approximately 500 g) bread flour or plain flour, and 1 teaspoon salt into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add 2 tablespoon olive oil and the yeast mixture into the well and mix to form a soft dough.
Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a large oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth (dough and the wet cloth should not touch each other) and leave in a warm spot until it has doubled in size (approximately 1 – 1 1/2 hours).
Punch the dough down with your fist on a floured surface to remove the air, then knead it lightly. Divide it into balls and roll it out to the size you require for veg and non veg pizza.