Recipe by duonyte
This recipe is from Epicurious.com, from a recipe called Three-Cheese Cornmeal Pizzette. I just make the dough and improvise the toppings. The cornmeal gives a wonderful texture and flavor to the dough. The dough freezes well - great for smaller households. The directions below are for two pizzas - but the entire recipe makes four.
Top Review by Cinnamon Turtle
We thought this crust was just okay, but it's a good option when you need dough right away. The cornmeal added a nice crunch to the dough, but was not a dominant flavor. Nice with a BBQ-based pizza.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 ounce fast rising yeast (2 1/2 tsp)
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup hot water (130 deg F)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
your favorite toppings
- mozzarella cheese or parmesan cheese or thinly sliced onions or gorgonzola or fresh rosemary or oregano or arugula or tomatoes
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 500 deg. F.
- In a food processor, combine 1 cup flour, yeast and sugar. With motor running, pour in the hot water.
- Turn motor off and add remaining ingredients. Process mixture until it forms a ball, and then process 15 seconds longer to knead.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead 10 times. To make two pizzas, cut into half; wrap one half well and freeze for up to one month.
- Divide remaining piece in half. Roll or press out each half into an 8" circle. Transfer to a baking sheet and lightly brush or spray with additional olive oil.
- Top with favorite toppings, season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.
- Note1: white cornmeal works just as well. While the recipe calls for hot water, I usually use room temperature or even cool water - the action of the FP can heat up the dough quite a bit, so I would rather allow a little more time.
- Note2: toppings must be thinly sliced; meats and some veggies should be cooked - this pizza is in the oven only a short time. I've never used a pizza sauce with this - if you do and it works, let us know!