Basic pizza dough

Ingredients: (serves 6)
    7g sachet dry yeast
    1 teaspoon caster sugar
    3/4 cup warm water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cups plain flour
    2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Combine 3/4 cup warm water, yeast, sugar and salt in a jug. Whisk with a fork to dissolve. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 5 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface.

  2. Sift flour into a bowl. Add yeast mixture and oil. Mix to form a soft dough.

  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes or until elastic. Place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Stand in a warm place for 25 to 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.

  4. Use your fist to punch dough down. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth.

  5. Roll dough out to a circle, square or rectangle about 3/4cm thick.

  6. Either divide the dough into 12 portions and roll out into mini pizzas.

  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 220°C for 10 minutes for pre-bake base, otherwise bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until pizza base is crisp.
    To make garlic pizza bread: Brush uncooked dough with olive oil combined with 2 cloves of crushed garlic. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.


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