Sunday, August 11, 2013

Easy Homemade Pizza Crust

Easy Homemade Pizza Crust recipe

Easy Homemade Pizza Crust

Pizza is one of my favorite things to make at home. This is a wonderful crust recipe if you like a thin pizza crust. It is crispy and tender all at the same time. I make pizza dough once a week usually and if I don’t use it I divide the dough in half and freeze it. Just be sure to take it out of the freezer a few hours before you want it.

The pizza above was made without sauce, I used fresh heritage tomatoes, sliced thinly and olive oil instead. Then I added some mozzarella cheese, a few garlic slivers (about 2 small cloves), sweet peppers and fresh basil. Instead of dividing the dough in half I divided the dough into 3 balls to make smaller pizzas.

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Easy Homemade Pizza Crust

Yield: 2 pizzas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 -12 minutes

Thin, crispy pizza crust.

Ingredients:

3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

In a mixing bowl fitted with the dough hook attachment, combine the flour, salt, sugar and yeast. Add the oil and water. Mix together until the dough comes together. Using the dough hook knead the dough for 3 - 4 minutes.

Place the dough in a bag that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Close tightly and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

To use, cut the dough in half. Shape into a ball. Place on a greased baking sheet (I use the back of my cookie sheets). Let set covered for 15 minutes. Roll out dough to a 12 inch round.

Top with desired toppings. Bake at 500 degrees for about 10 - 12 minutes.

Here is what I made with the other 2 parts of the dough.

Pepperoni Pizza with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

pepperoni-pizza

Garlic Bread Sticks

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