Pizza is great! You can have it for any meal (well maybe not breakfast, but hey who am I to judge), and you can serve it as cuts on a party or just indulge in one in front of a great movie. Either way, to make a good pizza, you need a good base. This pizza dough is ridiculously easy to make and it has just the right stretchy feeling so that you could bake it out without breaking and looking like a pro in the process (I mean, who haven’t dreamt of being a professional pizza maker? Only me? Well fine. Liers!).
- 7 dl (2 3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
- 3 dl (1 1/5) cup water warm
- 1/2 dl (1/5 cup) olive oil extra virgin
- 1 tsp agave syrup
- 3 tsp active dry yeast
Combine flour, salt and yeast in a bowl and mix well with a ladle.
Add water (the water should not be hot, but warm, like bathtub warm), olive oil and syrup and combine gently with the ladle.
When the dough is getting too hard to handle with the ladle, start kneading the dough with your hands in the bowl for about 10 minutes. It should be a little sticky but still come off the sides of the bowl, if not add a little bit more flour.
Cover and let rise for about 30-40 minutes.
Pour the dough out on a floured workbench and divide into 4 equal parts.
Use a rolling pin or your hands to make your pizza bases.
Note: When you are about to cook, put your toppings on your bases and cook in the oven on 225 C/ 425 F / Gas Mark 8 for about 7 -10 minutes depending on oven type and thickness of your base.