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!
- KitchenAid 6 Qt. Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Nickel Pearl
- The Ultimate 16" Round Pizza & Bread Stone for Cooking & Baking on Oven & Grill. Exclusive ThermaShock Protection & Core Convection Technology for the Perfect Crispy Crust. Patented No-Spill Stopper
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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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