An easy recipe to make delicious bread and the same dough recipe can be used for a Pizza base!


  • Full sachet of dry yeast
  • 4 cups of cake flour
  • 3 cups of luke warm water
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil


  • Best to use a KitchenAid or Kenwood mixer with a dough hook…
  • Place full sachet of yeast in Mixer bowl
  • Add 4 cups of cake flour into Mixer bowl
  • Add 3 cups of luke warm water by heating a kettle for approximately 1-2 minutes
  • Add good pics of salt
  • Add 2 tablespoons of good olive oil.
  • Mix all these contents with Kenwood or KitchenAid mixer with dough hook attachment at a slow speed to start with, then increase speed for 2 minutes. Then stop mixer, lift mixer & dough hook and with a spoon scrape off excess flour on the sides of the mixer bowl and on dough hook and incorporate into the dough.
  • Then lower Kenwood/KitcheAid mixer with dough hook and mix the contents in the mixer bowl again for 10 minutes at high speed until the dough is SMOOTH – it should look almost like whipped eggs whites in texture!
  • Disconnect mixer bowl from Kenwood or KitchenAid and place it to one side. Add a sprinkle of flour to the smooth dough. Place moist tea towel over mixing bowl and rest dough for 3 hours and allow it to rise
  • Place some flour on a kitchen surface and knead dough VERY GENTLY and coat with flour allowing it to prove for 1-2 minutes. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO SQUEEZE DOUGH OR TRY TO REMOVE or PUSH THE BUBBLES OUT OF THE DOUGH.
  • Place the loaf shaped dough onto an oven tray with a little flour spread over the base of the oven tray. Give the loaf a small cut down the centre with a sharp knife to break the skin of the bread. Place the bread in a preheated oven of 225 C for 40 minutes..

TIP to make a Pizza base

  • If want to use the dough made above for a Pizza base then roll the dough gently with a rolling pin to fit onto a square oven tray with a little flour spread over the base of the oven tray. Line your pizza base with a fresh tomato sauce and add your pizza ingredients and cheese topping. Bake the pizza in a preheated oven at 225 C until the pizza looks cooked. Before serving add any herbs like basil to the pizza topping.