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Cooking School 101: How To Make Pizza Crust

Cooking School 101: How To Make Pizza Crust

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pizzacrust

If you are like most families you probably have pizza night once a week.  Making homemade pizza at home is a great way to save money, creates an opportunity to get kids in the kitchen, and control the ingredients that go into it.  This pizza crust is super simple to make and can be used to create pizzas, Calzones, pizza pockets, or bread sticks.  Just a few simple ingredients, five minutes of prep time and you can be making customized pizzas with your favorite toppings. No waiting for the dough to rise, just a few minutes to allow it rest that will allow it to be rolled out easily and have the perfect texture.

You will need:

  • 2 ¾ -3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 475°

Pour warm water into the large bowl of a stand mixer , sprinkle yeast on top and allow it to sit for 5 minutes, until foamy.

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Add in sugar, salt, and Olive oil.

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Mix on low for 1 minute.

Add flour ½ cup at a time, mixing on low speed, until dough is smooth and just slightly sticky-this is about 7-8 minutes total.

Remove dough from bowl and place on a floured surface, cover with a clean dish towel-allow it to rest for 10 minutes.

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Roll dough out to size/shape of your pizza pan.

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I  season my stoneware pan with olive oil and then dust with cornmeal before placing pizza crust on.

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Top crust with your favorite toppings and bake for 12-14 minutes until cheese begins to bubble and becomes golden brown!

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**To make a Calzone:
Roll dough out to desired size, fill half with desired toppings, fold over and pinch all the way around, bake for 12-14 minutes until crust it lightly golden.

Yield: 6 servings

How To Make Pizza Crust

How To Make Pizza Crust

This pizza crust is super simple to make and can be used to create pizzas, Calzones, pizza pockets, or bread sticks.  Just a few simple ingredients, five minutes of prep time and you can be making customized pizzas with your favorite toppings.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ -3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 2 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 475°

Pour warm water into the large bowl of a stand mixer , sprinkle yeast on top and allow it to sit for 5 minutes, until foamy.

Add in sugar, salt, and olive oil.

Mix on low for 1 minute.

Add flour ½ cup at a time, mixing on low speed, until dough is smooth and just slightly sticky-this is about 7-8 minutes total.

Remove dough from bowl and place on a floured surface, cover with a clean dish towel-allow it to rest for 10 minutes.

Roll dough out to size/shape of your pizza pan.

I  season my stoneware pan with olive oil and then dust with cornmeal before placing pizza crust on.

Top crust with your favorite toppings and bake for 12-14 minutes until cheese begins to bubble and becomes golden brown!

Notes

To make a Calzone, roll dough out to desired size, fill half with desired toppings, fold over and pinch all the way around, bake for 12-14 minutes until crust it lightly golden.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 687Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 393mgCarbohydrates: 134gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 18g

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