How To Make Italian Pizza Dough Recipe Jamie Oliver Quick

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Dreaming of restaurant-quality pizzas at home, bubbling with melty cheese and crispy crusts? Look no further! Jamie Oliver’s fantastic pizza dough recipe is your gateway to creating those perfect pizzas, without the delivery wait or takeout cost.

This recipe is all about simplicity and flavor. With minimal ingredients and a straightforward process, you’ll be a pizza-making pro in no time. So, get ready to impress your friends and family with homemade pizzas that rival any pizzeria.

Pizza dough
Pizza dough


(Makes enough dough for 4 pizzas)

1 kg strong white bread flour, or Tipo “00” flour (or 800g strong white bread flour + 200g finely ground semolina flour)

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 x 7g sachets of dried yeast
  • 1 tablespoon golden caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Lukewarm water (around 650ml)

  • Directions:

    1. Gather your ingredients: Grab a large work surface and get all your ingredients ready. Sift the flour(s) and salt onto the surface, creating a well in the center. In a separate jug, mix the yeast, sugar, olive oil, and lukewarm water.

    2. Activate the yeast: Give the yeast mixture in the jug a quick stir and leave it for a few minutes. You’ll see it become frothy and bubbly – that’s the magic of activated yeast!

    3. Bring it all together: Gently pour the bubbly yeast mixture into the well you made in the flour. Using a fork, carefully bring the flour from the sides of the well into the liquid, incorporating it gradually. Keep mixing until a shaggy dough starts to form.

    4. Time to knead: Dust your hands with flour and get ready to knead! Tip the dough onto your work surface and knead for a good 10-15 minutes. The dough might feel sticky at first, but keep working it – you’ll eventually end up with a smooth, springy dough that bounces back when you poke it.

    5. First rise: Once the dough feels lovely and smooth, shape it into a ball. Lightly oil a large bowl and place the dough ball inside, turning it to coat it in the oil. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and find a warm spot for the dough to rise. Let it rest for about an hour, or until it doubles in size.

    6. Punch it down (gently): After the first rise, the dough will be nice and puffy. Give it a gentle “punch down” with your fist to release some of the air bubbles. Don’t be too rough – we want a fluffy crust!

    7. Divide and conquer: Now’s the fun part – shaping your pizzas! Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. If you prefer thicker crust pizzas, use a bit more dough per pizza. Roll each piece out on a lightly floured surface into a thin round shape. Don’t worry about perfect circles – rustic shapes are all part of the homemade pizza charm!

    8. Get creative with toppings!: Preheat your oven to its highest setting (ideally around 240°C/465°F). While the oven heats up, unleash your inner pizzaiolo and get creative with your toppings! Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on your pizza base, then add your favorite toppings – cheese, vegetables, meats, whatever your heart desires.

    9. Bake to perfection: Slide your pizzas onto baking trays or pizza stones (if you have them) preheated in the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling merrily.

    10. Slice and enjoy!: Once out of the oven, let your pizzas cool down for a couple of minutes before slicing. Grab your favorite people, gather around, and enjoy your delicious homemade pizzas – you made them!

    Nutrition Facts (per serving, approximate):

    Calories: 350

  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Sodium: 350mg

  • Please note: These are approximate values and can vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.