• Carly Zimmaro

Perfect Pizza Crust (every time)

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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!

Ok ready....

Set......

LET'S GO.

First - get your yeast, warm water and honey in your bowl. Mix a bit and let sit until done.

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Before....

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And After.....

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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.

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Now mix until all ingredients are combined, the dough shapes itself into a ball and isn't sticking to your fingers.

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Perfect Pizza Crust (every time) | eatlovegarlic.com @eatlovegarlic

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.

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Perfect Pizza Crust (every time) | eatlovegarlic.com @eatlovegarlic

And then......when the time has come....

You'll see the dough doubled in size!!!

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Just beautiful.

Now you have your pizza dough. To get ready to use - dump out your dough onto a floured surface or a pizza peel.

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Cut in half - this makes two pizzas or one large one.

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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.

Perfect Pizza Crust (every time) | eatlovegarlic.com @eatlovegarlic
Perfect Pizza Crust (every time) | eatlovegarlic.com @eatlovegarlic
Perfect Pizza Crust (every time) | eatlovegarlic.com @eatlovegarlic
Perfect Pizza Crust (every time) | eatlovegarlic.com @eatlovegarlic

Perfect Pizza Crust (every time) | eatlovegarlic.com @eatlovegarlic

Top with desired sauces and toppings and ENJOY!!! My pizza lovers.

Ingredients:

  • 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

  • Olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a stand mixer or bowl, combine yeast, water and honey – mix to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes.

  2. When ready – add in the flours and salt.

  3. 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.

  4. Grease a bowl with olive oil, place you dough ball in and cover with a towel.

  5. Let rise for 1 ½ - 2 hours.

  6. Lightly coat surface with flour – dump out your dough ball, cover with more flour and you’re ready to rock.

  7. Happy Pizza Making!!!

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