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Dough Balls #Pizzahut style

These delicious little dough balls are versatile so soft and addictive, served as a starter or snack! with any dips of your choice.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 3


  • 200 grams Italian Tipo 00 flour ** Extra flour for dusting and kneading
  • 7 grams fast action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 140 -150 ml water
  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs (optional)


  • In a large bowl put the yeast, sugar and one or two tbsp of luke warm water and leave it for few minutes. When you see that it is bubbling up then you know that your yeast is active.
  • To this add salt and oil, then add the flour and mix well. Then add water. Then using your hands mix thoroughly and make it into a slightly wet dough.
  • Turn the dough onto to a well-floured surface and work it your hands for about 5 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Leave it to rest for 45 to 1 hr
  • Place the well-kneaded dough into a well-oiled bowl and brush the top with oil and cover it with a clingfilm so it won't dry out.
  • Once the dough is double in size. punch the dough and inflate the air, Make little balls from it and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 30 mintues to rise.
  • Meanwhile Preheat the oven to 200°C / Gas mark 6**. Brush the dough balls with milk/alternative milk. Bake these dough balls for 15 to 18 minutes, After 10 minutes reduce the oven temperature.
  • once done bring them out and bake the next batch until all the dough balls are baked. Serve them with olive oil seasoned with crushed pepper and salt. Or any of your favourite dips! Enjoy.


Italian Tipo 00 flour is finely ground than normal flour and will give your dough an incredible super smooth texture. I use this flour to make pizza as well and they turn out incredibly beautiful.
The same recipe above turns into an irresistible pizza as well.
Once it rises, punch down the dough and you can freeze it as well. The day you plan to bake take it out and leave it on the counter once it comes to normal temperature, continue the process to make either dough balls or pizza!
I usually bake at a low temperature as my oven gets very hot. Check your oven and bake.