This is our Friday Night Pizza recipe, (although we had it on Sunday night this week) but it is probably great any night of the week.



  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • pinch of castor sugar
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Combine the water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl and set aside for about 5 minutes or until foamy.

water, yeast and sugar ready to go into flour
water, yeast and sugar ready to go into flour

Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the centre, add the yeast mixture and the oil.  Mix together with a fork until combined.  Use your hands to bring the dough together in the bowl.

Brush a bowl lightly with oil.  Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.  Place in the oiled bowl and turn to coat.  Cover with cling wrap and set aside in a warm, draught free place to rise for 30 minutes or until it doubles in size.

dough in bowl waiting to rise
Dough in bowl waiting to rise

Dough ready to roll out
Once the dough is risen turn out onto a floured surface.  Roll out to fit into pizza tin.

I then put BBQ sauce and tomato sauce on the base and spread around and then I pre-baked the pizza base for about 5 minutes.

Pizza base ready to pre-bake
Pizza base ready to pre-bake

Place toppings of choice on top and cover with cheese.  Bake in moderate oven for 20 – 30 minutes or until base is cooked.


  • Onion
  • Bacon
  • Mushrooms
  • Roast Beef (leftover)
  • Olives
  • Mozzarella Cheese

I fried up the onion, bacon, beef and mushrooms in a frypan until soft and hot.  Place on top of pre-cooked pizza base and add cheese.

Cooked and ready to eat

PS:  Often I use my own feta cheese on top, but I splurged and bought a packet of mozzarella.  Ham and pineapple pizzas are my husbands favourite so this is what we usually have.

PPS: When we buy pizzas we usually need two family sized one to feed our family of five.  When I make pizza, one does the lot of us.




  1. Yum! I love pizza. When I was a young girl, if I got straight “A’s” on my report card I could choose whatever restaurant I wanted for the family to have dinner. I always chose a pizza parlor! Now I make pizza for my grandkids. 😀

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