The only thing better than home made pizza… is the home made pizza you share with friends! Fresh and good quality ingredients are key of course. It’s very easy and surprisingly cheap to make, considering how much we generally pay for a pizza in a restaurant.

This is what you’ll need for the dough:

  • 1 pkt dried yeast (about 11 g per pkt)
  • 1 and 3/4 cups warm water
  • 3 and a 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (or a good olive oil if you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp rock salt

Come! We go! (we have to say this because Lex had her culinary paws in this one:)

  • Mix water and yeast and leave it to rest like till the yeast foams ( about 5-10 mins depending on weather)
  • Add oil to yeast and water and whisk
  • In a separate bowl sift the flour and salt
  • Make a well in the centre and add the liquid mixture
  • Mix well until it forms a stiff dough
  • Knead the dough for a couple of minutes until it is all mixed then put back into mixing bowl, cover and let it rest in a warm place. In winter you can put it in front of a heater on low until the dough doubles in size
  • Knead for another 5 minutes and split it into 4 equal balls
  • Let the dough balls rest for a further 1-2 hours in fridge and then roll out and use. If you’re hungry you can also use immediately 🙂

Spread some more semolina on the baking tray before spreading your dough to start making your pizza.

These are some of the pizzas we made:

Photos by Kristen Tabone


  1. Posted January 8, 2011 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    These were sooo good 🙂

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