Friday, February 11, 2011

˚recipe˚ Thin, Crispy Pizza Crust

This pizza dough is so good. Crispy. Thin. Delish. And the best get to put whatever you want on top. Mmmm. I will warn you, once you taste a bite, you may never go back to greasy pizza again.

1 package active dry yeast (about 2.5 tsp.)
1 cup warm water
1/2 tsp. salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
2.5-3.5 c. all-purpose flour
1 T. cornmeal

Step One: Dissolve yeast in warm water.
Step Two, Three, and Four: Add salt, olive oil, and 2.5 c. flour.
Step Five: Knead for about 1 minute.
Step Six: Add remaining flour (I never use all of the flour. You just need the dough to be kind of sticky, but not too bad so you can't handle it. In Texas climate, I use about 3 cups.) Knead for 2 more minutes.
Step Seven: Place dough in greased bowl.
Step Eight: Cover and let raise for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch down.

Step Nine: Place dough on floured surface
Step Ten: Roll dough into the shape of your pizza pan. Using a pizza cutter, you can trim edges and add them onto other parts of the dough until you have a pretty good shape.
Step Eleven: Put a little bit of cornmeal on the pizza pan (I don't always have cornmeal on hand, so sometimes I do this and sometimes I don't. It helps so that the pizza doesn't stick.) Place the dough on your pizza pan.
Step Twelve (optional): To make stuffed crust, place mozzarella cheese on the edges of the pizza dough and roll the edges in to hide the cheese.
Step Thirteen: Roll all of the edges over to form a good crust for the pizza.
Step Fourteen: Spread spaghetti sauce over the top of the pizza. (I also like to sprinkle dried basil over the spaghetti sauce). Add mozzarella cheese on top along with all of your toppings.

Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

The pizza came out looking even better than it did going in. I mean....can you even imagine. Sorry I didn't snatch a photo. I couldn't think straight because the pizza was screaming "eat me" at the top of its lungs. So, I took a bite. Oh was so good. Nice thin, crispy crust. I ate 3 pieces and loved every minute. So go ahead, give it a try. I will warn you that you will never go back to greasy pizza again.


  1. I normally use my MIL crust recipe and Love it- but one day at work I decided to make personal pan pizzas with the kids, but didn't have my recipe. I remembered your post, pulled it up and made it! It was delish!

  2. This is my kind of pizza, thin and crispy! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Homemade pizza is the best! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!


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