Prep 1 hr 35 mins
Cook 16 mins
This is basically an amalgam of several basic bread recipes, simplified and adapted for use as a pizza crust. The bread machine just makes it easier. Makes a 10-14" inch pie.
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon bread machine quick-acting active dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons dried herbs (basil, rosemary, oregano, parsley, etc.) (optional)
- 1 teaspoon semolina (or yellow cornmeal) (optional)
- Add ingredients to pan in order listed, set bread machine on"dough" and walk away.
- After the cycle is completed, lightly coat dough ball in flour and roll or slap out to desired size.
- Top with desired sauce, cheeses, meats and/or veggies and bake at 450° until cheese is golden brown.
- Will make a 9-10" pizza of average thickness, or a 13-14" thin crust pizza.
- For best results, bake on a preheated baking stone sprinkled with corn meal.
- Notes: You may substitute beer for all or part of the water. I've used 3/4 cup flat beer and 1/4 water with excellent results. A teaspoon of semolina may be added as well -- it provides a nice crunchiness to the dough when baked. Corn meal can be substituted for the semolina (and likewise, semolina can be used to dust the pizza peel and/or baking stone).
I found this after searching far and wide about 1 year ago and it is the only bread machine recipe I use now for pizza. In fact, I am cooking it now!!! I add a bit more water, about 1 Tblsp more of olive oil, 2 Tblsp cornmeal, 1 tsp crushed garlic, parmesan cheese and heaps of basil and oregano to the dough mix. Delicious and our friends rave about it when I cook it!!!!
Excellent crust - I made the dough in the bread machine, rubbed it with oil then let it sit (covered) an extra 1/2 hour to raise then cut it in half and made 2 thin crust pizza's. Really good!
Great Recipe! Have been looking for the perfect crust for awhile and I have finally found it. I made two pizza crusts from this recipe, and they weren't too thin. I added 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. oregano and 1/2 tsp. italian seasoning. I used the water recipe, but next time will try adding the beer.