Pizza crust

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Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon Yeast
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/2 - 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Optional
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder, Optional

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, stir the yeast and sugar into the warm water until completely dissolved.  Allow mixture to sit and proof for 10 minutes, until foamy.

  3. Add the salt and olive oil to the yeast mixture.  Begin adding the flour 1/2 cup at a time, stirring after each addition.

  4. When the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl and is no longer sticky, knead the dough for 3 minutes in the bowl or on a well floured surface.

  5. Roll or pat the dough out into a large circle about 1/4 inch thick, and place on oiled pizza pan.

  6. Bake crust for 5 minutes.  Remove crust from oven, and top as desired.  Bake for an additional 10 minutes.

  7. Optional: In a small bowl, microwave the butter and garlic. Remove pizza from oven and brush with the garlic butter, place pizza under broiler for 1-2 minutes, until crust is golden brown

Recipe Notes

NOTE:  As with most of my recipes, you MUST spoon and level the flour for this recipe.  If you do not, the dry to wet ingredient ratio will be off, resulting in a dry crust.

NOTE:  This dough is able to be frozen for up to three months.  If you make a double batch, divide the dough in half before freezing.  Place each ball of dough into a separate freezer safe bag, and seal, squeezing out all of the air.  Thaw dough in the refrigerator overnight (8-10 hours) before using.  





Rhoda Ann Miller

Member since Jul 2008

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