Ready for the best pizza crust recipe.....eva?
I'll show you step by step.
This took me two years. TWO YEARS. Of alterting pizza dough, with little things - some came out bad. Some came out quite great - just not perfect.
This recipe will give you that perfect crispy edge and chewy center. Every time. One factor is cooking this dough on a pizza stone - you gotta have a pizza stone!
First - get your yeast, warm water and honey in your bowl. Mix a bit and let sit until done.
See the difference?
I love this stuff. Smells like pizza too.
Now add in your flours - This was the Key that I missed. And the amounts used. These two flours creat that chewy center. Mmmmm pizza.
Now mix until all ingredients are combined, the dough shapes itself into a ball and isn't sticking to your fingers.
Ok - you're now ready to let that baby rise.
In a greased bowl - with olive oil or canola (whichever you have on hand) lay your dough ball in and cover with a tea towel.
Let rise for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
And then......when the time has come....
You'll see the dough doubled in size!!!
Now you have your pizza dough. To get ready to use - dump out your dough onto a floured surface or a pizza peel.
Cut in half - this makes two pizzas or one large one.
You can place the other ball for later use - store in oiled bowl you initially used and cover tightly with plastic wrap and tin foil. Can be stored up to 2 days.
Flour the one dough ball and then form into your desired crust shape using your fingers and a rolling pin.
Top with desired sauces and toppings and ENJOY!!! My pizza lovers.
1 tsp dry active yeast
1 c very warm water
1 tsp honey
1 c all purpose flour
1 ¼ c bread flour
Pinch of kosher salt
In a stand mixer or bowl, combine yeast, water and honey – mix to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes.
When ready – add in the flours and salt.
Turn mixer on or knead by hand – until dough is combined, in a ball and doesn’t stick to sides of bowl. If a bit sticky add a little more flour, not much! This recipe is pretty much exact – so you shouldn’t have to alter anything.
Grease a bowl with olive oil, place you dough ball in and cover with a towel.
Let rise for 1 ½ - 2 hours.
Lightly coat surface with flour – dump out your dough ball, cover with more flour and you’re ready to rock.
Happy Pizza Making!!!