Pizza Dough for Thin Crust Pizza

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 2 pizzas




  • Mix a little sugar into the warm water.
  • Sprinkle yeast on top.
  • Wait for 10 minutes or until it gets all foamy.
  • Pour into a large bowl.
  • Add flour, salt, olive oil.
  • Combine.
  • Knead for 6-8 minutes until you have a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (add a bit more flour if you need to).
  • Cover and let rest for 20-30 minutes.
  • Lightly grease two 12-inch pizza pans.
  • Sprinkle with a little bit of cornmeal.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Place each half on a pizza pan and pat it with your fingers until it stretches over the whole pan.
  • Try to make it thicker around the edge.
  • If desired, pre-bake at 425 F for 10 minutes (I don't always do this).
  • Then spread with pizza sauce and use the toppings of your choice.
  • Bake at 425 F for 10-20 minutes longer or until bubbly and hot.
  • Makes 2 12-inch pizzas.
  • If you don't want to use all the dough, you can freeze it.
  • Take a portion of dough, form into a ball, rub olive oil over it and place it in a freezer bag (the oil makes it easier to take out of the bag).
  • When you want to make a pizza, take dough out of freezer and allow to thaw before using.