Quick Neapolitan Pizza Dough

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Neapolitan pizza is one of my favourites. It’s got a large crispy crust with a thin and chewy base. Its not always possible to rise for 24 hours or more, this recipe will have you amazing dough in just a couple of hours.


  • 500g Strong White Flour / ‘00’ Flour
  • 300g Water
  • 10g Salt
  • Yeast – 7g fresh/3g active dried/2g instant dried


  • Divide the water into 3 parts, place two parts into a bowl and heat the 3rd part in a saucepan. 
  • Heat the water until boiling and then add to the 2 parts of cold water.
  • Whisk the salt into the water until dissolved
  • Add the yeast and whisk, you should see bubbles or foam forming on the top
  • Put the flour into a large bowl and pour in the liquid.
  • Using a wooden spoon mix it all together until combined.
  •  Continue to mix with your hands in the bowl and begin to knead in the bowl to fully mix all the loose dough
  • Lightly flour your worktop
  • Knead the dough on the floured surface for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the dough is smooth, firm and stretch return to the bowl. 
  • Cover with cling film or a damp cloth.
  • Leave in a warm place to rise for 2 hours
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, divide into 3 dough balls equaling between 220 and 250g. 
  • Ball the dough and then place in individual bowls or a proving tray. 
  • Cover again and leave to rise for another 30 minutes

Keywords: Pizza Dough, Neapolitan Pizza Dough