By the80srule on May 03, 2010
Photo by queenbitz
Photo by queenbitz
"This came from one of the volumes in my e-cookbook collection-- it's meant to yield one 12" pizza but I get about two 8" or 9" individual pizzas with it. You can bake the raw dough with sauce and cheese on it but I prefer to bake ahead and freeze the crusts so I can just thaw it out then put sauce and toppings on. According to the instructions, you can use regular all-purpose flour if you don't have bread flour. (1 3/4 cups AP flour + 5 1/4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten = 1 3/4 cups bread flour)"
Serving Size: 1 (207 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"Delicious! I baked this with toppings (cheese, sauce, fried onions) and it baked perfectly. I used a 9 inch pizza pan and pulled the extra dough at the edges up and over cheese chunks to make a cheese stuffed crust. Definitely keeping this recipe!"
"Thank you so much!! I was in the mood for pizza tonight and needed a *quick* recipe. This was PERFECT. The first 'batch' I made as-written for the kids. Second batch I used whole wheat flour 5 1/4 tsp vital wheat gluten with a bit of Parmesean cheeze and flax seed mill thrown in for the healthy/nutty flavour we like. I was able to get 1 thin crust 12 inch pizza and one large thin crust 16 inch pizza from a doubled batch of this recipe. I was looking for a 'base' recipe I could tweak to make 'whole grain' and still be quick. This was PERFECT!! Thank you so much!"
"By far, my GO TO pizza crust... easy, delicious. I actually get a 16 inch pizza out of this, because we were looking for a super thin crust. Also, fun things to try- add olive oil for flavor/texture variation... add herbs to make an herbed crust (or garlic)... add grated cheese for a cheese crust!
Also, i can't remember what the recipe says to do, but we use bread flour and cook it on the bottom rack of the oven for a super crispy, chewy crust. I have a pizza pan with the holes/perforations, but sometimes, depending on how it looks, I'll slide the pizza off of the pan and cook it on the rack for the last few minutes..."
"LOVE this recipe. I'm shocked there aren't 1,000s of reviews. We wanted pizza, didn't want to pay for delivery, and I had EVERYTHING else necessary except 2 hours for bread machine dough. I made this up and used as 1 crust. Placed homemade sauce and all ingredients on top and tossed into oven -- came out PERFECT. Thanks for posting."
"Great easy recipe. I didn't want to wait 2 hours for a rise. This made just the right size for the 2 of us. Tasted great, used the tip of baking the crust first. I liked that it wasn't soggy. I added some garlic salt to the finished dough and sprinkled some cornmeal on my baking stone. I'll be using this one again."