There is nothing quite like a good, thin crust pizza. Especially when the crust is nice and crisp. Use these tips for making pizzeria style thin crust pizzas at home.
You can use store bought dough is you must, but homemade is so easy and just so much better. Combine two packets of yeast, one and one-half teaspoons of sugar and one and one-third cup warm water in a bowl. Whisk together and let sit for 15 minutes, until it begins to rise. In a large mixing bowl, combine three and one-half cups all purpose flour and two teaspoons salt. Pour in one-quarter cup olive oil and mix with a fork until crumbly. Stir in the yeast mixture. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about three to five minutes. Place the dough in a lightly oiled, large bowl. Turn the dough to completely coat with oil. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size.
Gently punch the down down after it has risen. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 8 equal portions. Shape each into a ball Cover them with a towel and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Lightly flour the work surface. Work with one ball of dough at a time. Gently flatten the ball with the palm of your hand. Roll the dough out to eight to nine inches in diameter. Rotate the dough in quarter turns as you roll it out to maintain a circular shape.
This is the way Mario Batali does it, so you know it has to work. Heat a flat griddle to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the rolled out dough onto the ungreased griddle and cook for two to three minutes, until it just starts to develop some browned spots. Flip the dough over and cook the other side for one minute, until it is dry to the touch. Remove from heat and set aside.
To achieve a crispy crust, put a layer of toppings under the sauce, then top with cheese and extra toppings if you want. Place the pizza on a baking sheet dusted with cornmeal and bake in a 500 degree preheated oven for eight to ten minutes, until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted. You can also pop these pizzas under the broiler if you like it extra crispy.
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I like thin crust...usually cut the yeast in half...it's just one of those items that a little goes a long way and when dough tastes "yeasty" it is a little unpleasant.
Thank you for this recipe.I like thin crust.h5
I also love thin crust. Pizza is one of my favorites.
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