Crispy Chewy Pizza Dough

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by JennHansen

This is a time consuming pizza dough, but TOTALLY worth the effort. The crust is crispy and the inside is chewy.

Top Review by devin l.

First try this is the best home made pizza I have made. I've tried 20 or so recipes, each one a few times to see if I could tweak it into what I wanted, with no luck. Enter, the winner. I did change it a small bit, I don't have a bread maker, so it was all done by hand, bread flour, instead of all purpose flour, a dash of wheat gluten, kosher salt, and light on the sugar(about 1/2), I didn't measure any of it, except the water, and I only used 1 cup of very warm water, as that generally is just enough for my pan. It did not rise for the full time, i checked on it every 15 min or so, until it was double, maybe 1h 15m. Also, I sprinkled some corn meal on the pan after greasing, and baked it at 400, till I noticed it wasn't browning after 15 min or so, so I raised it to 425 for another 5. There wasn't anything on the pizza I was worried about burning, but I didn't want the bottom too done. The result was crispy, chewy, delicious crust, with no floury taste, that I usually associate with a home made or even can/mix crust.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, water and salt and let rest for 20 minutes. Add sugar and yeast and knead on high speed for 8 minutes until smooth and glossy. Pour 2 T. of oil into a bowl and coat the sides. Turn the dough into the bowl and add 1 T. of oil to the top. Let rise for 2-2.5 hours. Preheat oven for 1 hour at 450 degrees. Pout 2 T. of oil onto a baking sheet and coat. Pout dough onto baking sheet and spread out. Poke about 30 holes in the dough with a fork and bake for 20-25 minutes. Top with your choice of sauce and toppings.

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