How To Make The Perfect Pizza Crust At Home

There is a good reason why this pizza crust recipe has become such a huge success over at Food.com! So many people have returned to give wonderful feedback. I used to make pizza with another crust recipe for years and I thought it was the best ever. But then I tried this one and I haven’t gone back since!

 

Let’s take a look at what some of those people have said about this recipe:

This recipe is so easy and tastes great. We love cracker thin crust and this is it. I stretch the dough really thin and then spread olive oil on top before baking on a sheet of foil for 10 mins. Then I put the toppings on and put it back in the oven without the foil and bake for about 10 more mins and it always turns out great.

Just used this for our make your own pizza night with our family. Probably the best crust we have ever had. We let the crust rise a little longer than the recipe stated, mostly for getting the toppings ready. Crust had great flavor, just the right balance of crispy and chewy. Awesome.

 

Give this one a go, you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

Ingredients

2 12cups all-purpose flour (may substitute whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all-purpose)

1(1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast

14teaspoon salt

1cup warm water

12-1tablespoon Bertolli olive oil

cornmeal, for sprinkling

 

 

Instructions:

Mix a little sugar into the warm water and sprinkle yeast on top. Wait for 10 minutes or until it gets all foamy.

Pour into a large bowl, then add flour, salt, olive oil and combine well.

Knead for 6-8 minutes until you have a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest for 20-30 minutes.

Spray two 12-inch pizza pans with cooking spray and sprinkle with a little bit of cornmeal.

Divide dough in half. Place each half on a pizza pan and pat it with your fingers until it stretches over the whole pan. Try to make it thicker around the edge.

If desired, pre-bake at 425 F for 10 minutes. Then spread with pizza sauce and use the toppings of your choice.

Bake at 425 F for 10-20 minutes longer or until bubbly and hot.

 

 

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Quick tip: You can freeze the dough and bake it later! Take a portion of the dough and from into a ball. Rub olive oil over it and place it in a freezer bag. Allow to thaw before using.

Thank you to Food.com for this delicious recipe!

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