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Best ever crispy pizza base recipe

Best ever crispy pizza base recipe

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  • Makes 2 Pizzas
  • 20mins to prepare, 45mins to rise and 15mins to cook
  • 380 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 1tsp dried fast action yeast
  • 140ml warm water
  • 180g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1tbsp extra-virgin olive oil plus extra for greasing

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    1g 5%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 65.5g Protein 11.2g Fibre 3.7g


  1. To make the dough, mix the salt, sugar and yeast together in a small jug. Add 70ml of the warm water and stir to combine. Leave for 5 minutes for the yeast to activate.
  2. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Using the electric mixer, gradually add the yeast mixture along with the olive oil. Continue to combine until a dough has formed which is smooth and elastic.
  3. Transfer to a greased bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise until it is double in size (approximately 45 minutes).
  4. Knock back the dough and divide into two. Using your hands, shape the dough into two round discs about 25cm in diameter. Place the pizza bases onto two baking trays lined with nonstick baking paper.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/ 425°F/ Gas mark 7.
  6. Add your desired toppings and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden and brown.
  7. Serve immediately.

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