Pizza Fakeaway: Homemade Pizza Dough

Pizza Fakeaway: Homemade Pizza Dough

Preparation time: 15 minutes (plus 45mins-2hours proving time)

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Number of servings: 1-2

Carbon Footprint (per serving): 0.16 kgCO2e


  • 200g strong/bread flour
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 sachet (7g) instant dried yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 125ml lukewarm water
  • Extra flour for dusting


  1. Add the flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Mix the warm water, sugar, yeast and olive oil together and allow the yeast bloom for 20-30 seconds, until fragrant.
  2. Add the liquid to the flour and mix to a smooth dough, about 2 minutes.
  3. Knead with your hands until smooth, soft and elastic. This may take 6-10 minutes by hand. Return the dough to an oiled bowl, cover it and leave in a warm place to prove and double in size. This may take 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the temperature of the room.
  4. Deflate the dough with your knuckles (this is fun!)
  5. Dust a countertop with flour or semolina and roll the dough out to a rough circle on a kitchen counter.
  6. Place the pizza onto a metal pizza tray or square baking tray. Cover with pizza sauce and chosen toppings, followed by the cheese. If using meat, make sure it is cooked beforehand.
  7. Switch your oven onto its highest temperature – around 220-250c – and let it preheat for 10-15 minutes. Place the pizza into the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes at 220-250c. Enjoy!
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  • Access to oven + oven gloves
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Weighing scales
  • Metal pizza tray or square baking tray

Considering Carbon Footprint

Carbon footprint (per serving): 0.16 kgCO2e. This is the same as making 8 mugs of tea.*

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*Calculations made using the Carbon Footprint Calculator created by the Consumer Data Research Centre at University of Leeds.

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