Thin Crust Pizza



Pizza of any kind has always been my favorite. Making pizza's at home has been a process of slow transition for me. Initially we always used to order in - then I started to get the pizza base from store, top and bake it at home - now from when I learnt that making a base is so easy - just like making a roti dough each day - I have started to make pizza base at home too. This way I make a personal pan pizza for each member of the family their way and we don't have to discuss and compromise on toppings.

Pizza


Preparation Time: 20-25 min
Cooking Time: 10-12 min
Makes 1 12" pizza

Ingredients:

25 oz - 1 packet active dry yeast
1/4 tsp sugar
3/4 cup warm water
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
pizza sauce - of your choice
shredded cheese - of your choice
toppings - of your choice

Method:

  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water. Leave it covered for about 5-8 min. The yeast will rise.
  2. Knead flour, salt, the risen yeast and water to a soft dough. Don't add all the water at the same time. Depending on the climate the amount of water will vary.
  3. Make a smooth ball of the dough and roll it out using a rolling pin or just press it to a 12" round circle.
  4. Place the base on a pizza pan. Curl up the edges a little.
  5. Spread sauce over the crust and top with cheese and desired toppings.
  6. Bake at 500 F for 10-12 min or until the edges are golden.

Tips

  • You don't have to let the dough rise as when creating a thin-crust - rising would make it softer and not toasty.
  • Pressing the dough into a round creates a better crust.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can we use whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Ekta Gupta said...

Sure you can use whole-wheat flour. You will have to knead it a little longer though to get the same texture.