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Our Food Editor Ntwenhle Gcabashe shows how to make your pizza dough from scratch in the comfort of your home. Pictures Dylan Swart

Pizza Dough

Prep time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4–5


  • 4 cups cake flour
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 10g instant yeast
  • 1½ cups (375ml) warm water
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) oil


1. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Slowly add water and oil. Mix to form a soft dough.

2. Transfer onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8–10 minutes or until well combined. Cover with a kitchen cloth for about 45 minutes, or until it has doubled in size.

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3. Gently knead for another 10–15 minutes.

4. Divide in half, and roll out with a rolling pin until thin size. Transfer onto a floured baking tray.

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5. Top with sauce and topping of your choice. Bake for 10–15 minutes.

6. Enjoy hot.