Easy 30-Minute Pizza Hut Clone Dough

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by the80srule

This came from my copycat e-cookbook that I altered by doing half white and half wheat flours; it originally called for 3 cups all-purpose flour. The trick here isn't so much in the ingredients as it's in the technique in the last few steps! I'm thinking that this dough would do wonderful with some nutritional yeast added for a cheesy flavor...who says you can't health-ify fast food! :D This yields one 12" crust or one 9 x 13 sicilian pie if making for a group/family, or two to three 8-9" individual crusts if making for just yourself. NOTE: the "30-minute" title is just for prepping the dough itself, not baking the actual pizza as oven strengths vary but the science in the yeast is all the same.

Top Review by Wannabe Gourmet

This is a very easy pizza dough to make and the taste is 5-star! There is a big problem with the recipe ingredient measurements though. It calls for 1-1/3 cups of water and only 1-1/2 cups of AP flour and 1-1/2 cups of wheat flour. I did not keep measurements but had to add at least another 1-1/2 cups of flour to make the dough perform correctly to develop the elasticity and not be too sticky to work with when handling. I wound up with way too much dough but wrapped it and put it in the refrigerator to use tomorrow, maybe garlic bread sticks. I will try to contact the owner of this recipe to see if the correction can be made. I will use it again but not good at making the right adjustments in ingredient amounts so hope it will not be necessary for me to ruin many batches before I get it figured out.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the warm water in a large bowl and put the sugar inches Proof the yeast in it for about 10-15 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the cornmeal and knead until elastic-y, just a couple minutes.
  3. Cover with a dish towel loosely, and let rise for about 30 minutes. In the final countdown, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  4. Read the description for the right pan size to use-- then grease it with cooking spray and sprinkle the bottom lightly with cornmeal.
  5. Depending on how thick the crust is laid out in the pan, bake for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove the pan from the oven then lower the temperature to 350°F.
  6. Add your desired sauce, cheese, toppings, and seasonings and bake for another 10-15 minutes, then slice, serve, and enjoy.

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