Hey there! Today I want to share my basic pizza dough recipe which can be used as a base to any kind of pizza, however, on Sunday I will share three simple Pizza recipes with you. They are all going to be incredibly tasty, simple to make and only require a handful of ingredients. How does that sound?!
The three Pizzas are going to be called:
The Mean Green
The Hummus Beet
The Crunchy Indian
Here’s a little sneak peek on what one of the pizzas will look like:
In my opinion bread baking is one of the most challenging things to master in the kitchen, however, if you follow all of the instructions it should defnitely work out and I think this incredibly easy pizza dough is the perfect way to start making your own bread dough.
It is, however, important to stick to a few key rules, otherwise your dough just won’t turn out.
- Do not use HOT water! Hot water kills the yeast and prevents it from activating.
- Make sure to knead enough but not too much. There are two things to watch out for which will tell you if you can stop kneading your dough. 1. It has developed a smooth surface. 2. When you cut into it there will be lots of little air holes through out the dough.
- Do not let your dough rise in the freezing cold or in very hot temperatures. Room temperature is perfect.
- Bake in a really hot oven (240°C)! It is best to place the empty pizza on it and add the toppings while the pizza base is already sitting on the preheated baking tray.
Now, that you all perfectly know what to do /not to do when making pizza dough, let’s get started.
Spelt Pizza Dough:
- 350g spelt flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 20g yeast, crumbled
- 220ml water, lukewarm (not hot!!!)
- semolina for baking
- Add the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. INe separate bowl stir together water, 1 tablespoon of flour and the yeast. Let it sit for approximately 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes pour the yeast mixture into the flour and stir together with a wooden spoon. when the flour has absorbed most of the liquid start kneading with your hands. I decided to switch to kneading on the countertop as it makes it a whole lot easier. Knead the dough for about five minutes. Rub your dough in olive oil and place it in a large bowl, I just used the mixing bowl I used priorly. Cover with a towel and let it rise for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
- Attention: You might think you added way too little water, but be patient and try it this way, otherwise your dough will get to sticky!