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Traditional pizza dough

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein

It’s hard to beat a good traditional pizza dough. This recipe is a brilliant one to have up your sleeve to make pizzas any night of the week.

  • Makes2, 2 medium pizzas or 1 large pizza
  • Prep time10 minutes, + 1 hour 5 mins standing time
Traditional pizza dough


  • 2 tsp (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar
  • 4 cups (600g) plain flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Nutritional information

Per 1/4 portion: Energy 2502kJ/599 Cals (29%), Protein 16g (32%), Fat 9g (13%), Sat Fat 1g (4%), Sodium 1153mg (58%), Carbs 111g (36%), Sugar 4g (4%), Dietary Fibre 4g (13%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

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  1. Step 1

    Place yeast, sugar and 1/4 cup (60ml) warm water in a small bowl. Stir until yeast dissolves. Set aside for 5 mins or until the mixture is frothy. Add 1 1/4 cups (310ml) warm water to yeast mixture and stir to combine.

  2. Step 2

    Place flour and salt in a large bowl. Add yeast mixture and oil and stir until a soft dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins or until dough is smooth and elastic. (Alternatively, use an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook.)

  3. Step 3

    Place dough in a lightly greased bowl. Loosely cover and set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 1 hour or until dough doubles in size. Use your fist to punch down the dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth. Cover and place in fridge for up to 1 day.

Recipe tip

Freeze the dough in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before rolling out.