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Pizza Dough Recipe

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Quick and easy

75 Reviews

Total Time
2h 15m
Prep Time
Bake Time
Makes 3
Makes 3

How to make pizza dough at home:

It’s never been so easy to make a homemade pizza base than with Allinson’s easy pizza dough recipe. It takes just 10 minutes of kneading your dough by hand (even less if you use a dough hook), and then you leave the rest of the work up to the dough. It's then time to top it, bake it and enjoy! Best of all this, this pizza dough recipe makes up to 3 large pizzas, so there are plenty of slices yo go around. It's the perfect reason to make pizza night a weekly tradition.

Tips for making pizza dough:

What's the best flour for pizza dough?

We recommend using Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour. Bread flour has higher gluten levels than culinary flours such as plain or self-raising. Very strong bread flour has an even higher gluten level, so it's perfect for pizza dough.

Is it easy to knead flour dough?

It couldn't be easier, even if you're new to making homemade pizza bases! For a little extra helping hand, check out our tutorial demonstrating how to knead pizza dough.

Can pizza dough be made in advance?

Yes! Pizza dough can be made ahead up to 4/5 days before baking, and it can sit around while you plan out your toppings. So don't worry if your timings are a little off!

How to make a heart-shaped pizza:

To get a heart-shaped pizza, simply shape your dough into a heart design before topping. You can use a knife to trim the dough to shape if you want it to look extra neat, or just leave it rustic. We love using a heart-shaped cookie cutter to get creative with our toppings... who can resist heart-shaped pepperoni? 

6 ingredients5 steps

    With Allinson's, it's all about the base. Top that.

    Bake with Allinson's
    Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour


    1. Step 1

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

      Ingredients for this step

      • Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour (500g)
      • Allinson's Easy Bake yeast or Allinson's Time Saver Yeast (1 sachet (7g))
      • Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar (1 tsp)
      • Salt (2 tsp)
      • Warm water (300ml)
      • Olive oil (50ml)
    2. Step 2

      Tip the pizza dough onto a lightly flour-dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer for 5 minutes).

      Kneading homemade pizza dough on a floured surface
    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. Preheat your oven to 240°C (fan 220°C, gas mark 9).

    4. Step 4

      Once risen, divide the dough into three pieces – while you're working on one piece, keep the others under the tea towel to stop them drying out. Roll a piece of dough out as thin as you can get it on a lightly-floured surface. Lift carefully onto a floured baking sheet or pizza stone, and finish with your favourite toppings.

      If you prefer a thin and crispy pizza base, divide your dough into four pieces instead. Having less dough for each base and rolling it nice and thin means your base will crisp up better in the oven.

    5. Step 5

      Once your pizza bases are loaded with toppings, bake for 10-15 minutes, until crisp and golden on top.



      • 500gAllinson's Strong White Bread Flour 
      • 1 sachetAllinson's Easy Bake yeast or Allinson's Time Saver Yeast 
      • 1 tspBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 2 tspSalt 
      • 300mlWarm water 
      • 50mlOlive oil 


    • Mixing bowl
    • Tea towel
    • Rolling pin
    • Pizza tray/stone
    • Measuring jug
    • Cutlery knife
    • Baking sheet

    Nutritional information per 260g serving

    • Energy 740cal
    • Fat 17g
    • of which Saturates 2.7g
    • Carbohydrates 121g
    • of which Sugars 2.2g
    • Protein 22g
    • Salt 3.3g

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    This is a game changer for home made pizza - way better than the others I've used in the past. Really crispy tasty pizza.

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