This Thermomix Pizza Dough is so easy to make and results in such delicious pizzas, that you'll be having pizza night at home every week!
One of my favorite things about owning a Thermomix is how easy it to make homemade pizza dough.
Who would have thought that making pizza with homemade dough would be one of the easiest family meals you could make?
Making a Thermomix pizza base is so quick and easy that we happily have pizza night at home every week now.
The other great thing about this homemade pizza dough recipe is it keeps great in the fridge and can also be frozen, meaning pizza making is even easier.
Ingredients for pizza dough
This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough has just five ingredients (including water): yeast, water, flour, salt and extra virgin olive oil.
This recipe uses instant yeast. If you have a different type of yeast, then read this article to learn how to substitute it.
Salt is important in bread making as it not only gives flavor to your dough, but it also strengthens it. The olive oil helps to tenderise the dough and give it that all important stretchiness.
You may also like to check out our article on How to Make Pizza Scrolls.
What flour to use for pizza dough
The best type of flour for pizza is type 00 flour. This is a super fine flour and is also known as Italian pizza flour. I do find this type of flour makes the pizza dough easier to handle.
However, if you don't have 00 flour, it really doesn't matter. I have made plenty of pizzas using all purpose flour. I have even made it using self raising flour once when that was all I had in the cupboard. Whatever you have will be fine!
How to make homemade dough for pizza
Thankfully, with the Thermomix, making quick homemade pizza dough is super simple. The Thermomix does all the kneading for you, so you just need to throw in the ingredients and press a button.
It really is awesome.
This recipe uses instant yeast and although instant yeast doesn't actually need activating in dissolved water, I like to do this and warm it a little to give the pizza dough a kick start when you leave it to rise. You could skip this step if you want to.
Once the pizza dough is made, you need to transfer it to large bowl that you have greased with oil, cover it with a damp tea towel or plastic wrap and leave it to rise for at least an hour. Depending on how warm your kitchen is, you may need to allow two hours.
You may also like our Thermomix Flour Tortillas recipe.
How to make homemade pizza
Once your dough has risen, you are ready to get started! Firstly you need to punch down your dough - this just means to push it down to get all the air out of it.
Next you need to divide the dough into four and roll it out to make your homemade pizza base. Make sure you have plenty of flour on your kitchen surface and dust your rolling pin with flour too.
Now, I'm sure you've seen very impressive pizza chefs flipping their dough around in their hands to make a perfectly round thin pizza base - but I have never been able to do this (believe me, I've tried!) so for me, the easiest way to roll our a pizza base is to use a rolling pin.
Roll it out as thin or thick as you like your pizza to be. If you turn your dough by a quarter-turn each time you roll, it will be easier to make a perfect circle.
Now transfer your rolled out pizza base to a pizza stone or tray, cover with pizza sauce, sprinkle over your toppings and cheese - and it's ready for the oven!
How long to cook homemade pizza
The answer to this depends on a few things: how hot your oven is, how thick you have rolled your dough, whether you are using a pizza stone or metal tray.
For my pizzas, I roll them quite thin and use a pizza stone and they usually take around 10 minutes to cook. Just check on them and take them out when you think they look ready.
Using a pizza stone
I am a big fan of making homemade pizza on a stone. This helps the pizza to cook more evenly and helps you get a crisp base. I put mine in the oven for a good 30 minutes before I'm ready to cook the pizzas, so that it is really good and hot.
If you don't have a pizza stone then you can use a pizza tray or just a standard baking tray for making pizza at home.
If you are going to make pizza a lot though (and with this easy homemade pizza recipe I'm pretty sure you will be making it a lot) then definitely consider investing in a pizza stone.
Can you freeze homemade pizza dough?
The good news is yes! You can. I freeze pizza dough in pizza size portions in freezer bags. Then you just need to defrost it before you roll it out.
I know some people who like to roll out their pizza dough first, then freeze them in a stack between baking paper, so that they have an easy make-ahead homemade pizza crust ready to use.
This easy homemade pizza dough will also keep in the fridge for about a week. Just keep it wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight bag. Just pull it out the fridge and bring it back to room temperature before rolling.
Homemade pizza sauce
To make my homemade pizza sauce, I mix together my Pasta Sauce with Hidden Vegetables 50/50 with tomato paste.
Because I freeze my pasta sauce in ice cube trays, I can just defrost a couple of cubes at a time then mix in the tomato paste and I have an instant pizza sauce!
This not only results in a delicious pizza sauce but also allows me to sneak in a few extra vegetables into my kids pizza without them knowing!
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- Place yeast and water in the mixing bowl and mix 1 minute / 37 degrees / speed 1.
- Add flour, salt, olive oil and knead 2 minutes / lid closed / knead.
- Grease a large bowl with a little olive oil. Transfer dough to the bowl and cover with a damp tea towel or plastic wrap.
- Leave dough to rise for 1 - 2 hours, depending on how warm your kitchen is.
- Pre-heat your oven to 200C / 400F.
- When you are ready to make the pizza, punch down the pizza dough and divide into four.
- Flour your bench and rolling pin and roll out the dough into a circle and place onto pizza tray or pizza stone.
- Cover with pizza sauce, your choice of toppings and grated mozzarella.
- Bake in the oven for around 10-15 minutes, until pizza base is crisp and cheese is melted and bubbling.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 587mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g