Recipe: Homemade Pizza

smitten kitchen lazy pizza dough recipe

I have been practising for quite a few bakes now and have finally found the right footwork on baking a pizza in our very basic oven, well the husband calls it more than a grill than an oven with a maximum temperature of 230ºC, so we’ll never get the right consistency of a Napolitana style dough pizza, but it is as good as it gets. The super easy recipe is from Smitten Kitchen’s cookbook which I highly recommend buying as it’s full of great and pretty simple recipes to do.

Plenty of lovely ideas if you’re hosting people, there are quite a few great and simple ideas for aperatif snacks.

My toppings are simple – tomato base, 2-3 types of cheeses: mozerella, parmesan, gouda/emmental and then topped with either proscuitto, honey ham, arugla salad and some basil leaves. Or skip the meat toppings and just salad and basil. Or maybe just a plain Margherita of tomato and cheese. :)

So the recipe that yields about 4 pizzas the size of an A4 sheet.

pizza recipe (1 of 1)

Ingredients: (makes 4 large pizzas)

1000g pizza flour

2 1/2 spoons of yeast in 1 cup of warm water

Pinch of sea salt or about a teaspoon, I found I still had to add some salt to the dough after.


  1. Add the yeast to the warm water and let it sit for 5 mins.
  2. Add in the flour
  3. Add the salt
  4. I knead it gently and then separate them into 4 dough portions
  5. I found coating my hands with olive oil made it easier to manage and the dough doesn’t stick to your fingers
  6. Cover dough and let it rise (or refrigerate the rest if you’re planning to make just 1 or 2)
  7. brush the baking tray lightly with olive oil
  8. Roll out the rough to desire pizza size and shape ( I have to make them thin crust in this case because the oven can’t manage baking it thicker)
  9. Spread the ingredients over and bake for about 20mins.

Et Violà, you get a homemade pizza!

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