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Basic Pizza Crust

Course: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2 small pizzas.
Calories: 608kcal
Author: The Greedy Vegan
Basic pizza that you can top with whatever you desire. Ingredients are listed as: metric ( imperial ).
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  • 350 g 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 250 ml 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a large bowl, combine bread flour, salt, sugar and create a well in the center. Add half the water and the yeast and let it sit for about 5minutes at room temperature. Add the remaining water and mix lightly with a fork until all is combined. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.

  • Of course you can use the help of kitchen appliances to knead the dough but I am slightly old fashioned when it comes to my pizza dough. Also I have been told numerous times that you get a better dough from kneading it by hand.

  • When you can form it into a non sticky and soft ball that bounces back into shape when you push your finger against it it is done. Place the ball into a bowl, dust it lightly with flour and cover it with a kitchen towel. Leave the dough to rest in a warm spot until it doubles in size. This can be anywhere between 30-45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to the max temperature setting that it has to offer. Don't worry it can not be too hot. Real pizza is baked in stone ovens over the heat of embers.

  • Turn dough onto a well floured surface. Form it into two balls and roll out into pizza base shapes. Of course in a perfect world we all would have fire ovens in the backyard or at least pizza stones but I have been baking my pizza since years in pizza pans. It worked brilliantly for me so far. The trick is to lightly grease them with oil which ensures the dough won't stick and remains crispy.

  • Cover the pizza with your favourite sauce and toppings and bake in preheated oven about 10-15 minutes until crisp and golden brown on the edges. The time greatly depends on the maximum temperature setting that your oven allows.


The amount is enough to fill two pizza pans of about 11 inch / 28 cm in diameter and it serves two very hungry people in my household.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 125g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 2.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 583mg | Fiber: 6.5g | Sugar: 2.5g