Simple Pizza Dough

Herb and Garlic Pizza

One yummy use for this dough. Topped with minced oregano, garlic, basil and coriander, a little olive oil, and some sea salt.

This simple pizza dough is really easy and makes a lovely crispy pizza base. Last time I made it it was used in a simple herb pizza just topped with a fresh herb oil and rock salt, and also in some spinach and mushroom calzone. I need more practice with the calzone so I might put that recipe up when it is perfected.

Simple Pizza Dough Recipe

By James McMahon Published: July 3, 2014

  • Yield: 3 medium pizzas (3-4 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Ready In: 2 hrs 28 mins

Simple pizza dough. Top with fillings of your choice.



  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a warmed bowl with the teaspoon of sugar. I do this straight in my kitchenaid mixing bowl.
  2. Add the salt, oil, and 2 1/2 cups of flour.
  3. Using a kitchen mixer with a dough hook, mix on speed 2 for about a minute. Slowly add the remaining flour a little at a time until the dough clings to the hook and cleans the side of the bowl. Knead for about 2 minutes.
  4. Turn the dough into a greased bowl, cover and leave for an hour or so in a warm space until the dough doubles in size.
  5. Punch the dough down and place back in the bowl to rise for another 45 minutes.
  6. Portion the dough, give a quick knead on a floured bench, and top with your favourite toppings. Cook in a 200C oven for about 16-18 minutes until the crust is crispy and golden brown.
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About James McMahon

James is a forty-something year old IT professional and father of 1 who live and works in Perth Western Australia. Outside of work he plays and referees touch football and is actively involved in the development and education of referees in this sport. He has also recently taken up Australian rules football umpiring thanks to being regularly involved in the game through his wife's team, the Coastal Titans. James is also a keen photographer, scuba diver, and cook.

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