Pizza Crust March 22, 2013 15:35
Once you make this easy to prep crust you'll never buy one pre-made again. The crust comes out of the oven chewy, with a perfect balance of saltiness and spice. Instructions:
- 1 envelope of active dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp of sugar
- 2/3 cup warm water
- 2 cups all purpose flour (1 white, 1 whole wheat)
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of pepper
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
First combine the yeast, sugar, and water in a medium bowl stir briefly. Allow to stand until foamy ~10 minutes. Next, add the flour, salt, pepper, and olive oil to the bowl. Stir until dough holds together. Then remove from the bowl and kneed until smooth. Shape dough in to a ball brush with olive oil, place inside container, and let sit in a warm area for at least 90 minutes (longer you wait the more dough you'll get).
I cheat on the kneading step and use a bread hook on a mixer.
Transfer the dough to a floured work surface. Cut into 2-4 equal pieces and roll into 8" discs. Brush with olive oil, add your favorite toppings.
Bake pies for 15 minutes.
Additional Tip: Freezes well. Help inspire pizza night by sharing your family's favorite pizza toppings!