Roosterkoek Pizza Dough

Preparation Time 100 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes
Standing/Marinating 30 minutes
Serves 1 pizza
300g flour 5ml salt
10g yeast 30ml olive oil
15ml sugar 200ml warm water
Pizza toppings


  1. Mix the yeast and sugar together in a small cup with a little of the warm water and stir. The mixture should foam after a minute or two.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and salt, then add the oil and water while mixing continuously. When the mixture come together to form a dough, add the yeast and sugar and mix well.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes.
  4. Place the kneaded dough in a lightly greased plastic bag or a lightly greased bowl covered with a damp cloth and allow to rise for about an hour, or until it has doubled in volume.
  5. Depending on size of pizza you want, divide the dough in 2.
  6. Roll out the bread in a rustic round or square.
  7. Place on a baking sheet and cover with clingfilm. Leave to rise for another 15 minutes.
  8. Place the braai grid over evenly distributed, medium direct coals, and allow to heat for 5 minutes. Lightly grease the grid and place the pizza directly on it for about 10 minutes. Alternatively, place the baking shet in an oven at about 180C/350F for 15-20 minutes.
  9. When half the cooking time as elapsed, turn the roosterkoek pizza over.
  10. Add your preferred toppings.
  11. If you have a Webber, close the lid and allow to sit for 10min
  12. The roosterkoek are done when they are lightly browned, crispy on the outside, and sound hollow when tapped. Remove from the heat and serve!