Homemade Pizza

Really simple and fun recipe for Homemade Pizza and great to make with the kids.  Takes a little time but it’s fun and very tasty!  adapted from Delia Smith’s basic pizza dough from How to cook book 1.

Pizza Base Ingredients:-

  • 12oz/350g plain white flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried yeast
  • 1 teaspoon golden caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8fl oz/240ml warm water
  • dusting of polenta or semolina to roll out


  • warm flour for a few mins in oven
  • add flour, salt, sugar & yeast to bowl
  • add olive oil and water and mix to a dough with wooden spoon/hands
  • knead dough on a chopping board for 2 or 3 minutes then transfer to a bowl and cover with lightly oiled cling film
  • leave to rise for approx 1 hour at room temperature or until roughly doubled in size
  • knock back the dough, that is whack it and knead to get all the air out
  • pull off into a smaller ball for your preferred pizza size and start stretching into shape
  • dust your chopping board & rolling pin with polenta or semolina and roll out as thin as you prefer with slightly thicker edges
  • add pizza sauce and toppings of your choice (see below) and bake for approx 10 minutes on a preheated baking sheet at 450F/230C,  gas mark 8, top of the hot oven in an Aga and enjoy

Tomato Pizza Sauce Ingredients:-

  • Tin chopped tomato’s
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped or put through your garlic press
  • fresh oregano or basil or a teaspoon of dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or a good glug from the bottle!


  • place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes or until reduced into a good pizza sauce consistency, put on one side ready to make your pizza
  • prepare your pizza toppings and place into small individual bowls or ramekins ready to design your pizza
  • toppings may include  some or all of the following, sliced olives, whole or halved olives, sliced mushrooms, sliced red and green peppers, salami, pepperoni, chorizo, ham, chicken, sweetcorn (uggh),  thinly sliced chilli, Italian bottled artichoke hearts, olive oil, cheese, Cheddar, Red Leicester, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan, whatever cheese you have or prefer
  • once you have your base prepared brush on some pizza sauce and then let everyone design their own pizza from your prepared selections.

About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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1 Response to Homemade Pizza

  1. laura says:

    love homemade pizza!! we have it every Friday night


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