by Silvana Franco

Make your own easy pizza dough with this authentic Italian recipe – it uses '00' flour to give the base a lighter, crisper texture. But if you have bread flour, it will still produce a great homemade pizza.

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Buyer's guide

Strong white flour is available from large supermarkets.


Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place. It will keep for up to six months.


Combined with fat, liquid, eggs or yeast, strong white flour is perfect for making bread, puff pastry, Yorkshire puddings, and any baked goods that require increased volume. Strong white flour gives baked dishes a light, open texture. The flour is also favoured for making bread in bread machines.