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Pizza Crust

Homemade pizza crust is easy to make. Keep kneading.
Author Robin Follette

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour Not all-purpose
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water 105° to 110°
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Mix the water and yeast together in a bowl. Add the olive oil. Add the flour and salt. Mix.
  • If the mix is very dry you can add water, one tablespoon at a time.
  • Lightly flour the countertop. Put the dough on the counter and knead vigorously for about ten minutes. Feel the changes in texture as you go. When you can pull a spot in the dough into a paper thin window without it breaking, it's done.
  • Put the dough back in the bowl, cover it, and let proof (first rise) until it doubles in size. It could take as much as an hour. Don't rush it.
  • When the dough has doubled, spread it out on the pizza pan/stone.
  • This recipe makes two large thin crust pizzas - approximately. Thicker crust, smaller pizza.
  • Top the pizza the way you like it. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes. The amount of time needed will depend on how thick or thin the crust is. Add more time as needed.