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Pizza dough base

Pizza dough base

Make your own pizza with this authentic Italian recipe - it uses '00' flour to give the base a lighter, crisper texture.

Ingredients

For the dough

Preparation method

  1. Make the dough: mix the flour, yeast and salt together in a large mixing bowl and stir in the olive oil and milk. Gradually add the water, mixing well to form a soft dough.

  2. Turn the dough out on to a floured work surface and knead for about five minutes, until smooth and elastic. Transfer to a clean bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for about 1½ hours, until doubled in size.

  3. When the dough has risen, knock it back, then knead again until smooth, roll into a ball and set aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour until risen again.

  4. Preheat the oven to its highest setting.

  5. Divide the dough into six balls and roll each out onto a lightly floured work surface until 20cm/8in in diameter.

  6. Spread a little passata (or homemade tomato sauce) over each pizza base and top with your favourite toppings.

  7. Bake the pizzas in the oven until the bases are crisp and golden-brown around the edges and any cheese on the topping has melted.

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