A while back, Jamie and I were talking about Pizza Crust. She was asking me if I had a great pizza crust recipe. I thought she had posted a recipe with her Stuffed Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza so I hadn’t planned to post my favorite crust recipe. But apparently, I missed reading that post. She doesn’t use pizza crust at all she uses Rhodes bread loaf.
So I am happy to share with you my favorite Pizza Crust recipe. It is a pretty simple recipe. It will take a couple hours, so you will need to start ahead. I too often read the recipe about an hour before I want to be ready to eat. And then I either have to make something else or dinner is late. The dough will need to rise about an hour and a half.
- 3 cups flour
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast 1 packet
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 cup cold water
In your Kitchenaid mixer, add flour, salt, sugar, yeast and olive oil. Using a dough hook, mix together slowly adding the cold water. Once dough has come together turn the speed up to medium. Add more flour as needed so dough doesn't stick to the sides or bottom. Kneed dough a total of 8 minutes.
Grease a bowl, place dough in bowl and flip to grease both sides of the dough. Cover bowl with a clean dish towel. Place in a warm draft free place. I turn the oven on to warm. Then turn off and place bowl in oven. Allow to rise for an hour and a half to 2 hours until doubled.
Remove from bowl and cut into 2 pieces. I like to use my hand to press each piece out to the size I want. Using your hand will cause the crust to have a thicker edge than the middle. But if you want your pizza crust uniform thickness, you can use a rolling pin.
Spread pizza sauce or olive oil on crust and top with your favorite pizza toppings. Bake at 450 until crust is golden brown.
I often will bake the crust for about 5 minutes before topping with sauce and such if I'm baking it on a pizza stone. The toppings tend to get done before the dough is baked.
Below is a link to the blog where I found this recipe. She shares about making her favorite pizza - Olive oil, garlic, cheese and honey. I don't care for the honey on it, but the olive oil, garlic and cheese is amazing!
This Pizza Crust recipe has become a favorite around here. The Hardworking Husband is always very happy when I make homemade pizza. Now I need to try making stuffed cheese & bacon crust. The HH really likes the stuff from the pizza place, but I do not. I have a feeling I will like homemade.
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