Bread Dough Base

bread dough base

Bread Dough Base

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Calories: 766


  • 1/2 oz fresh yeast or 1 tsp dried or easy-blend yeast
  • 3 1/2 floz tepid water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Combine the fresh yeast with the water and sugar in a bowl. If using dried yeast, sprinkle it over the surface of the water and whisk in until dissolved.
  • Leave the mixture to rest in a warm place for 10 - 15 minutes until frothy on the surface. Stir in the olive oil.
  • Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. If using easy-blend yeast, stir it in at this point. Make a well in the centre and pour in the yeast liquid, or water and oil (without the sugar for easy-blend yeast).
  • Using either floured hands or a wooden spoon, mix together to form a dough. Turn out on to a floured work surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Place in a large greased plastic bag and leave in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size. Airing cupboards are often the best places for this, as the temperature remains constant.
  • Turn out on to a lightly floured work surface and 'knock back' by punching the dough. This releases any air bubbles which would make the pizza uneven. Knead 4 or 5 times. The dough is now ready to use


makes one 25 cm (10 inch) pizza
Calories: 766 kcal
Carbohydrates: 134 g
Protein: 19 g
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 2339 mg
Potassium: 268 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 33 mg
Iron: 8 mg
Dishes Pizza
Cuisine Italian
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