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Dough Balls by Allinson's

13 Reviews

  • Vegetarian

About the bake

Please the whole family with this delicious, fresh Dough Balls recipe, made with Allinson olive oil dough. Great as a starter or a snack, we like to make a double batch of these as they tend to disappear in a flash. They make a great starter for our Deep Pan Pizza, also made with Allinson olive oil dough.

128Total Time
120Prep Time
8Bake Time


  1. Step 1:


    Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Mix the water and oil together, then stir in with a cutlery knife.

  2. Step 2:


    Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer).

  3. Step 3:


    Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size – about 1 hour depending on how warm your kitchen is.

  4. Step 4:


    Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 5 times to get the air out. Cut into 40 pieces (weigh out if you like), shape into balls and sit slightly spaced apart on lightly floured baking sheets.

  5. Step 5:


    Cover the dough again with clean tea towels and leave to prove until doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C fan, gas mark 6). Meanwhile mash together the butter, garlic and herbs with some seasoning.

  6. Step 6:

    BAKE Bake for 5-8 minutes, until golden and when you tap the bottoms of the dough balls they sound hollow. Cool for 10 minutes, then eat with the garlic butter.

    If you like this recipe, why not try our Tear and  Share recipe?


  • For the Dough

    • 500g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 7g Allinson's
    • 1 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 300ml Warm water
    • 50ml Olive oil
  • Plus

    • 200g Butter (unsalted) (soft)
    • 4 Garlic clove(s) (crushed)
    • 2 tbsp Parsley (finely chopped, or thyme, chives or basil)


  • Baking tray

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