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Pizza Dough Recipe [parmesan, basil & honey]

It’s our favourite day of the year at Ooni HQ, it’s National Cheese Pizza Day! This year, we’ve been thinking long and hard about how we could make a cheese pizza even cheesier, and we’ve come up with this awesome Pizza Dough Recipe for the occasion.

If, like us, you have a basil plant that seems to be plotting to take over the world, this is a delicious excuse to trim it. The sweet honey flavour really sets off the parmesan.
 This dough also works really well for making bread rolls, or for our favourite office snack – mini pizzas. Use shaped cookie cutters to make some back-to-school mini cheese pizzas for the kids’ lunch boxes. That’s if you can bare to leave any left-overs that is.

Pizza Dough Recipe Ingredients


  • 450g wholemeal flour
  • 250ml warm water
  • 120g grated parmesan
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7g dry 
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • Pizza toppings of your choice
  • You’ll also need a little extra flour and olive oil for dusting the board and greasing the bowl

 Pizza Dough Recipe Method

  1. Put your yeast into a large mixing bowl and then add the warm water, honey and olive oil. Stir well and then leave for 5 minutes.
  2. Next add roughly two thirds of the flour,along with the parmesan,salt and chopped basil and start to mix the dough together with a wooden spoon.
  3. Eventually as the ingredients bind together you’ll need to ditch that spoon and start working it with your hands.
  4. Add the rest of the flour and knead the dough until all of the ingredients are combined well.
  5. Now use some of your extra flour to kneed the dough to (just use enough to prevent the dough from being sticky.
  6. Kneed the dough until it’s smooth (approximately 3 minutes)
  7. Grease a bowl with some olive oil and place the dough inside.
 Cover with cling film or a tea towel and place in a warm place to prove for 60 – 90 mins. It should double in size so consider this when making your bowl choice
  8. Empty the dough back onto a floury surface and give it an extra knead for a minute or so.
  9. You need to rest the dough for around 20 minutes now- so use this time to prep your Ooni and make sure your pizza toppings are at the ready.
  10. Top with toppings of your choice and cook in the Ooni for 2-3 minutes.

We’ve used cheddar and mozzarella for this one (more cheese of course!) and we’ve thrown on a few cherry tomatoes instead of sauce. Yum.

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