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Homemade dough balls or a pizza base

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 20 mins

Serves 4, costs under £1.00

Ingredients

  • 5 Heaped tablespoons (150g) Wholemeal Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon (2g) Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon (4g) Baking Powder
  • 5 Tablespoons (75ml) Water
  • ½ Tablespoon (5ml) Oil

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.

Method

Method for dough balls: 

  1. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Add the oil and gradually mix in the water to form a soft dough. It should not be sticky.
  3. On a floured surface knead the dough for a few minutes.
  4. Pre heat oven to 200°C/400°F, Fan 180°C, or Gas Mark 6.
  5. Divide equally into 12 balls and place on a lined or greased baking tray.
  6. Bake until they begin to turn golden, about 15-20 minutes.

Method for pizza bases: 

  1. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Add the oil and gradually mix in the water to form a soft dough. It should not be sticky.
  3. On a floured surface knead the dough for a few minutes.
  4. Flatten the dough to around the size of a large plate and then it’s ready for toppings.

See our pizza recipes for cooking instructions and ideas for toppings. Note that making your own base will require a few extra minutes in the oven. 

Nutritional Information


Per 100g
Per 53g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
273.00
145.00 (7.00%)
Energy Kj
1160.00
615.00 (7.00%)
Protein
6.50g
3.50g
Total Fat
2.30g
1.80g (3.00%)
Saturated Fat
0.50g
0.20g (1.00%)
Carbohydrates
57.80g
30.70g
Total Sugars
0.40g
0.20g (1.00%)
NSP Fibre
2.40g
1.30g
Sodium
594.00g
315.00g
Salt
1.50g
0.80g (13.00%)

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