Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thin & Crispy Pizza Crust

I've been wanting to share this recipe with you all for awhile now. I made this to blog when we still lived in our old place but am just now getting around to posting it. I have made this many times and it is now the only pizza crust recipe I use, and the only one I will ever need. It is perfect! I cannot imagine finding a better one. If you love making homemade pizza at home, please please please try this crust next time you do. One of the best parts about it? It makes 2 crusts! Love that about it. On this particular pizza, I topped it with my homemade pizza sauce (which I will share another time - so good!) mozzarella cheese, sliced green olives, boneless chicken, and pepperoni..which turned out to be such a winning combination, it is our favorite way to have it! Let me know if you give this a try!

Ingredients:3 1/2 Cups Bread Flour, plus more for kneading
1 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar
1 Envelope Active Dry Yeast
2 Teaspoons Salt
1 1/2 Cups Warm Water (110 degrees)
2 Tablespoons plus 2 Teaspoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a mixer and attach the dough hook and turn it on to let everything combine, use a spoon if everything needs a little help getting incorporated into each other. While mixing, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and mix until dough forms a ball. Scrape dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Form into a smooth ball. Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, add dough, turning once to completely coat in oil, cover with plastic wrap, a tea towel, or paper towel, place in a warm area and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 2 equal pieces; cover each with a clean kitchen towel and let rest for 10 minutes. Spread dough onto a lightly oiled pizza pan until you get the shape you want. Top with your desired toppings and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, in a pre-heated 450 degree oven.

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  1. Looks so good and delicious, can't wait to try it.

  2. great pizza, kaitlin! and may i compliment your precise and even pepperoni spacing. :)

  3. This pizza looks delicious. I have never been able to make a homemade pizza crust that I've liked. I'm going to try your recipe this weekend - thanks for sharing.

  4. want to make this but confused about yeast in photo tutorial you are using active dry yeast but in recpie you have mentioned to use instant dry yeast . please clear my doubt.

  5. It is active dry yeast. Sorry for the confusion and thank you for pointing that out :)

  6. thankyou for the quuickiest reply.Is there no need to proof the yeast?


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