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Wood Fired Pizza on a Pizza Peel

Wood Fired Pizza

Italian style thin, crispy base pizza straight from a wood fired oven.
Author Mat Cotton


  • 4 cups flour type 00
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ½ tsp dry active yeast
  • 2 ½ cup lukewarm water


  • Mix together flour and salt in large bowl.
  • Mix lukewarm water, sugar, yeast and oil in a jug and leave for 5-10 mins.
  • Make a well into centre of flour and add water mixture, using hands to slowly incorporate it.
  • Knead for 5-7 mins, until soft and silky.
  • Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean towel or cloth.
  • Leave in a warm place to rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
  • Knock back the dough by quickly kneading again for a couple of minutes, then cut into 8 equal sized balls and place in the fridge.
  • Roll out the dough using fingers to push outwards towards edges.
  • Add tomato pasata and toppings.
  • Cook in a preheated pizza oven, BBQ or oven until desired color and crispiness.
  • Scatter with torn basil and drizzle with flavoured oil.
  • Slice into the desired number of slices and enjoy!