Monday, April 18, 2011

favorite Pizza Crust

This one comes from "Favorites, A Collection of Favorite Ivory Family Recipes" We are always looking for a good pizza crust recipe. This one is pretty good, although I am not sure yet if it is the one we are looking for. Maybve with a little tweeking. It was a little crispy after being baked the 2nd time with the pizza toppings, but was PERFECT after being reheated. I will have to make it again. And this time I will try making 1 large pizza crust. We like ours a little thicker.

1 pkg dry yeast (about 2 1/4 tsp or 1 TBsp)
1/4 cup warm water
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 TBsp olive oil
2 TBsp honey
3/4 cup cold water

Dissolve yeast in warm water and let stand for 10 minutes. In mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, olive oil, honey, and cold water. Add yeast mixture and kneed with dough hook (or by hand) for 5 minutes. Form into a ball and place in oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 1 hour.

Divide dough in half and shape each half into a 12" round. Prebake crusts for 10 minutes at 450 degrees before adding toppings. After topping pizzas, bake again for 10-12 minutes.

Makes 2, 12" pizzas.

1 comment:

  1. We love making homemade pizza. Definitely going to have to try these!