There’s nothing like fresh, homemade pizza! Really delicious and have it just how you like it. A fab way of getting children involved in the kitchen.

Ingredients Required:
  • 4 cups Plain Flour
  • 50ml Olive Oil (Or Other Cooking Oil)
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Active Yeast
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sugar/Honey
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoon Salt
  • 350 ml Lukewarm Water
  • 100g Tomato Passata (Sieved Tomato)
  • Pizza Toppings (Of Your Choice)
  • 100g Cheese (Grated)


For the pizza base

  • Mix the yeast, salt and sugar in a clear bowl and add the lukewarm water. Leave this aside for 5 minutes, or until there is a 1-2cm layer of foam on top of the yeast mixture.
  • Add the flour to a large mixing bowl, create a well in the centre of the flour, and pour in the oil and yeast mixture.
  • Mix together until a thick dough forms. If the mixture is not thick enough, add more flour.
  • Place the dough onto a floured surface, and knead thoroughly until the dough is smooth.
  • Add the dough to an oiled bowl, and coat the top of the dough with a little oil.
  • Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or plastic, and leave the dough to rise for at least 30 minutes (preferably an hour).

Prepare the pizza

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan Assisted/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  • Take a third (or half) of the pizza dough mixture and create a ball.
  • Roll out the dough into a circle on a floured surface. For a fluffier pizza base, it should be approximately 1cm thick.
  • If you have a pizza pan, transfer the pizza base onto the pan. Otherwise pop it onto a baking tray.
  • Cover the base with an even layer of the tomato passata using the back of a spoon.
  • Add your favourite toppings, and cover with the grated cheese.
  • Place into the oven for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.


  • Makes 2-3 pizzas, depending on the size.
  • Top with whatever tickles your tastebuds! Our faves include mince beef and jalapeno, tuna and pepper, pepperoni, and chicken and sweetcorn.
  • The best thing about pizza is that you decide how you want it and what you want on it!

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for the recipe. (After 20 mins of cooking on middle shelf the base is too solid on 180 degrees)-I guess i should reduce the heat?

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