Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Basic pizza dough
  • 400g flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 230mL water at room temperature
  1. Re-activate the yeast according to package instructions.
  2. In a bowl, mix a little of the warm water, 3 tablespoons of flour, and the sugar. Leave 5-10 minutes.
  3. Then add flour, olive oil, and sugar. Mix well.
  4. Do 4-5 stretch and folds at 5 minute intervals. Then add salt and mix well. The dough should be smooth and moderately sticky.
  5. Oil a bowl, put the dough in it. Cover with cling film, and leave to rise in the fridge for at least 24h (48h if you can. I never have the patience for this).
Recipe by Aliette de Bodard at