Monday, June 13

Quick Mix Crispy Crust Pizza Base Recipe

We love pizza in this house, it's a regular on the menu.  I used to buy the bases and then add the topping but when I found this Quick Mix Crispy Crust recipe in my trusty Women's Weekly Cookbook I've been making it ever since.  When I make it I double the recipe even though it says it makes two 28cm bases I find it's quite thin.  The other reason too is that I make one large pizza for hubby and I and then two smaller pizza's and then the girls get to choose what they want on their pizza, there's even some leftover for lunch the next day. You'll notice it's looks a little brown, today I used half white and half wholemeal spelt  flour just to add a bit more fibre into our meal.

7g sachet dried yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
¾ cup warm water
2 cups plain flour
pinch salt

Stir water into yeast and sugar, make well in centre of sifted flour and salt, stir in yeast mixture, mix to firm dough.  Divide dough in half, roll each half large enough to cover base of two 28cm pizza pans.

I hope you had a great long weekend and then you got some moments of sunshine to enjoy.


  1. Hi Catherine. I love the wholemeal pizza base. I think that's what Earth n Sea pizzas always use. I admire your brilliance in making your own bases. I buy the bazaar brand ones at Woolies!

  2. We love pizza as well! Am going to try this recipe out this week! Thank you for sharing. x

  3. Thanks for sharing This Catherine :)

  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I only recently dabbled in a yeast containing recipe and find it all quite exciting. Can I ask a silly question- do you have to cook these at all before the toppings or do you just throw everything on as is? Also how long do they normally need in the oven? thanks, melx

  5. Yum -homemade pizza! I would love to build a pizza day! I think spelt flour is really yummy too!
    Enjoy! x

  6. AnonymousJune 14, 2011

    Pizza features regularly here too...I make a similar base to which my children add their own toppings :)


  7. Great recipe thanks!

  8. Thanks for reminding me I have not made pizza for ages!I do mine GF almost like a tart base so probably not so yummy :)

  9. This is exactly my recipe, but I replace part of the water with some olive oil. For my taste 2 TBS of oil will do.


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