Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pizza Crust 101

I came up with a super easy homemade pizza crust.  I have tried over the years to make a "perfect" dough, only to fail.  This one is a combination of several other recipes I have tried.  It is really easy.  If I can do it...anyone can.  

Pizza Dough/Crust:

1 C warm water.  I put 1 C water in the microwave and heated until it was 105-110 degrees.  Add 2 tsp. dry yeast.  Stir together and let it rest until it gets milky and frothy.

Put that into your mixer with 2 T honey and 1 C flour.  Mix with the dough hook on.

Add 1 1/2 garlic salt and 3 T olive oil add another cup of flour, mix well.  Add another 1/2 C flour or a bit more.  When the dough pulls from the side of the bowl it is enough - should still be a bit sticky but not wet.  Key is - dough pulling away from side of bowl and staying on the dough hook.

Knead it a few times and roll into a ball.  Put in a greased bowl and let rise at least an hour.

This recipe makes 1 deep dish crust or 2 thin crusts.  Then, top with sauce and your favorite toppings.

Bake at 400 degrees until bubbly and bottom crust is lightly brown.

Deep dish:

Thin crust:

 Garlic cheese fries:

I'm so happy with my pizza dough recipe.  I hope you give it a try - not hard to do and tastes so much better than store bought!

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

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Liz said...

Looks good! I like the garlic salt in there. I found one in a bread machine cook book that we use every Sunday. I like that I can add the ingredients, come back an hour and half later and its done! My hubby said whats the green stuff on her pizza!? lol..

Justine said...


Dicky Bird said...

Liz it's Kale lol and delish on pizza

Primitive Stars said...

Oh yummy, thanks.Blessings Francine.

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Jacky! The pizza looks yummy! Sounds like an easy crust recipe! But kale? I like kale but I've not tried it on pizza. Don't think I will, LOL! Blessings from Bama!

JES said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)