Pizza Crust

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Follow these simple steps to make your own pizza crust from scratch. (Recipe and Photo Credit: Emily Wiley)

Yield: 2 pizza crusts

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon instant or active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Directions

  1. Sprinkle yeast over 1 1/2 cups warm water. Let stand for a few minutes.
  2. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine flour and salt. With mixer running on low speed, drizzle in olive oil until combined. Add yeast/water mixture and mix until combined, and the dough comes together in a sticky mass.
  3. Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form the dough into a ball. Toss to coat dough in olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set aside for 1-2 hours.
  4. Take half of the pizza dough (store the other half in the refrigerator for up to 4 days) and form it into a nice, tight ball. Roll with a rolling pin, or toss it around and pull and stretch it.
  5. When the crust is nice and thin, lay it on an oiled baking sheet or pizza pan. Drizzle a little more olive oil onto the dough and spread with your fingers. Sprinkle a little bit of salt on top.
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