Wholemeal Pizza Base

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The Secret of Spice: Recipes and ideas to help you live longer, look younger and feel your very best

By Tonia Buxton

Published 2019

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I like to add some spices to the base, such as aniseed or ground cumin. If you are adding these, then put them in with the flour.


  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 300 ml lukewarm water


Place the sugar and lukewarm water in a large bowl and stir. Sprinkle the yeast on top and leave for 5-10 minutes until it is foamy. Add the olive oil and salt, then the flour and cumin and mix together to form a dough.

Take the dough from the bowl and knead on a lightly floured work surface for 10 minutes.

Coat the bowl with a little olive oil and place the kneaded dough back i