s'kat's Easy Cornmeal Crust

Total Time
3hrs 35mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 35 mins

A chewy, cornmeal-flavored pizza crust! Prep time includes rising time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add yeast and sugar to warm water, and let proof until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add 2 cups of flour, salt, cornmeal and olive oil.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Gradually add remaining flour and mix until dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Place dough in an oiled bowl, turning once to coat.
  6. Cover and place in warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Remove dough and punch down.
  8. Mix the olive oil, parmesan, garlic and fresh herbs.
  9. Using hands, work thoroughly into dough.
  10. Re-oil bowl, cover and let rise again until doubled.
  11. Remove dough, shape into crust, add desired toppings, and bake in a preheated 500-degree oven for 15 minutes.
  12. Reduce heat to 350-degrees and bake 15-20 minutes longer, until crust is evenly browned.
  13. Note: this tends to make a thick-crusted pizza.
Most Helpful

Excellent crust! Don't let the time put you off - this is really easy. This makes a very thick crusted pizza and could potentially be used to make 2 medium sized pizzas depending on how big a pizza your oven can take.

Missy Wombat January 24, 2004

Just when I thought s'kat's Easy Pizza Dough (#16331) was my favorite, I come across this! This dough was a dream come true- delightfully flavorful, wonderful texture and perfectly chewy. I made two smaller pizzas and topped one with proscuitto, bleu cheese, olive oil and caramelized onions...sooooo GOOD! The other one is in the freezer, waiting to be topped and devoured! I did have to substitute dry herbs for the fresh (I used 1/3 as much as called for), which still worked great.

Roosie August 22, 2004

This was wonderful! We made it with skat's Basic Tomato Sauce(#57352), pepperoni, ground beef, onions and mushrooms sauteed in butter, and mozzarella cheese. My husband loved it, and he is not a big pizza fan. We both said that it reminded us of Pizza Hut deep dish crust (Which hubby adores). We had leftovers for lunch today (it made a BIG pizza) and it is even better warmed up. Thanks!

SlipC July 11, 2004