Mrsfoodiemumma – Marie Muccio, foodie, wife, mum of three and granddaughter – inspiring you to get excited about food!

    What a tough start to 2020 it’s been for Australians. First we brought in the new year with the devastating bush fires and now we are face to face with this horrible pandemic.

    As a parent of three it can be a struggle keeping the kids from getting cabin fever. A great way to keep the kids entertained these school holidays is to get them in the kitchen and involved in cooking. Making pizza is a fun activity that’s sure to put a smile on their faces while teaching them some simple maths.

    Start by getting them to help measure out the ingredients for the dough. A science experiment next, showing them how the dough will double in size. Finally how about counting as you place the toppings on the pizza.

    This is why I wanted to share my authentic Italian pizza dough. It’s one of my most shared recipes which can also be found at

    This pizza dough is a great staple recipe to have on hand as it only requires 4 simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have at home.

    So the next time your kids are driving you a little crazy make it pizza night and have some fun together.

    Remember we are all in this together. Let’s continue to support local businesses whilst we still can. Look out for each other and if possible, stay home and keep our fellow Westies and all Victorians safe!


    • 30 g Fresh yeast

    • 2 tsp Salt

    • 600 ml lukewarm water

    • 1kg strong flour such as tipo 00


    • Place the fresh yeast in a bowl and add the salt and water. Mix thoroughly until the yeast has
    fully dissolved.

    • Place the flour in the bowl of an electric mixer, make a well in the centre and pour in the yeast mixture.

    • With the dough hook attachment, mix on medium speed until mixture comes together to form a smooth dough. You can add ½ a teaspoon of water at a time if the mixture is too dry.

    • Lightly grease a bowl with olive oil and place the dough in the bowl.

    • Cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm spot to rise for at least 1 hour or until doubled in size..

    • Once the dough has risen, cut it into 6 pieces and roll each piece until you have 6 balls. Place the dough balls on a clean tea towel and cover with another tea towel. leave to rest for a further 1 hour.

    • The dough will then be ready to be rolled out and used for your
    pizza bases. 

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