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Grandma Louise’s Pizza Dough


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  • 10 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 envelope instant dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Put the flour in a huge bowl.

Step 2

In a big glass measuring cup, put the yeast, sugar, and some water (maybe about 4 oz), to let the yeast ‘proof’. Put it aside for a few minutes until you see it proofed.

Step 3

Empty the proofed yeast into the flour.

Step 4

Slowly add the water and start kneading the dough – put as much water in as needed. Don’t overwork the dough, as it will get tough and not stretch.

Step 5

Once the dough is smooth (you’ll get a workout!), rub the oil outside of the dough.

Step 6

Cover the bowl with a dishtowel and place it somewhere warm (maybe in the oven) for a couple of hours, until it doubles in size.

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  • Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cured ham, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil


  1. Roll out the dough
  2. Use a small bowl to cut the dough into rounds
  3. Add shredded cheese
  4. Place in oven on an oven tray afr 10 min at 355°F
  5. Put each dough round into a ramekin
  6. Add 1 tbsp pizza sauce, a handful of shredded cured ham 
  7. Break an egg into each pizza
  8. Top with sliced cherry tomatoes and a basil leaf
  9. Place in oven for another 15 mins at 355°F
  10. Garnish with parsley and a pinch of pepper
  11. Serve and enjoy!

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