Classic Dough for Pizza or Bread Sticks (Grissini)

, from Issue #29. September, 2015
Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Classic Dough for Pizza or Bread Sticks (Grissini)

This will become your go to dough recipe. Easy, simple and tasty. What more could you want?



2 cups plain flour or ‘00’ flour
1½ teaspoons finely chopped rosemary
½ teaspoon sugar
1½ teaspoons instant dried yeast
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tablespoon olive oil


Place the dry ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix the water and oil together.

With the mixer going, gradually add the oil and water to make a soft but not sticky dough. Add a little more water if the dough is too firm. Knead on a low speed for 5 minutes. Remove, form the dough into a smooth ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl, turning to coat it all over. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1½ hours.

Use this dough to create Potato, Rosemary and Mozzarella Pizza or Herb and Parmesan Bread Sticks.

Italian ‘00’ flour is a finely ground high grade durum wheat (hard) flour, commonly used in pizza and pasta making. Available from specialty food stores.