Garlic Cheese Pizza


  • 240 ml -or- 1 cup of lukewarm water
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons of instant dry yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Salt 
  • 360 gr -or- 3 cups of All-purpose white flour 

  • Garlic cloves – minced
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Mixed dry herbs, but if you have fresh even better! (rosemary, oregano, basil) 


  1. In a large mixing bowl pour in the lukewarm water along with the dried yeast and the sugar and give it a gentle whisk then leave it for 5 minutes.
  2. Once the 5 minutes are up, add in the olive oil, salt, and flour.
  3. If you are using a stand mixer then use the dough hook for 5-7 minutes until the dough is soft and stretchy. If you are doing it by hand, then bring everything together in the bowl then turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand for 8-10 minutes. Again until it is soft and stretchy.
  4. Very lightly grease your large bowl and place the dough in it. Cover it with a clean damp tea towel or clingfilm (plastic wrap) and leave it to rest for about 1h or 1h30.
  5. When your dough has doubled in size, place it on a very lightly floured work surface and cut the dough in half. I made one for my husband and one for me, we eat a lot, but if you only want one, for now, go ahead and wrap one dough ball in plastic wrap and freeze it.
  6. Set oven to 220C/425F then change to 400F
  7. Oil pizza tray
  8. Shape the dough into a 12 inch/30-cm round with your hands and sprinkle your pizza dish with a little flour or Polenta (cornmeal). Place your shaped pizza dough on the dish and place cheese and herbs on it.
  1. When the oven is ready, bake in the center of your oven for 12-15 minutes. Maybe add an extra 5 minutes if the pizza is not looking 100% cooked. You can also broil for 5 minutes instead.
  2. Slice the cheesy garlic pizza into 8 slices and serve.


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