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One Bowl Basic Pizza Crust

One Bowl Basic Pizza Crust

This is an easy and delicious pizza crust recipe.

Ingredients: 3 pizza crusts (23- 25 diameter)

Bread (strong) flour
220 g
Cake flour
100 g
Lukewarm water
190 ml
Instant dry yeast
1 teaspoon
Salt
1 teaspoon
Sugar
1/2 teaspoon
Olive oil
2 tablespoon + enough to drizzle on top
Tomato sauce
Recipe ID: 976996

Steps

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, salt and sugar.
2. Make a dent in the middle and add olive oil, and water warmed to the touch.
3. Use a spatula to quickly combine the ingredients.
4. Using the palm of your hand, knead by pushing down on the dough and push out. After about 5 to 6 minutes, when the dough stretches, form it into a ball.
5. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot. Allow to rise for about 1 hour until doubled in size.
6. Use your hand to punch the dough releasing any air, then divide into 3. Cover with wrap to prevent drying and leave for 5 to 10 minutes.
7. Making sure that the dough doesn't stick, use your hands to spread out the dough on a pizza pan greased with olive oil.
8. Adjust the shape so the center is thin and create a lip around the edge. (This is easily done if you work on the spot closest to you while turning the pizza pan).
9. A crust stretched to about 25 to 26 cm in circumference will be crispy. Roll out the crust with a rolling pin if you prefer.
10. Brush the entire crust with olive oil (olive oil on the edges will produce a beautiful finish). Spread on pizza sauce and your favorite toppings.
11. Bake at 250°C for 6-7 minutes. The picture shows a Margherita pizza with mozzarella and basil. It's my favorite.
12. Make it more authentic by preparing with Herb infused Olive Oil (Recipe ID: 97648)
13. This is a variation I made for a Christmas Party "Salad Pizza" Recipe ID: 991089.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love Italian cooking and pizza! So I wanted to enjoy restaurant-quality pizza at home! This is our family's favorite pizza. It's a lot of fun to customize the crust's thickness and vary the toppings.