Category: hungry, in a hurry and wanting home made food.
Food.com has this simple no wait recipe for thin crust pizza dough. This is my latest experiment with making pizza with thin crust. Craving pizza, which was one of the meals in my repertoire, inspired me to give this a try. For years I liked thick crust pizza. My preference has switched to thin crust.
http://www.food.com/recipe/super-crispy-thin-pizza-crust-290968 Retrieved April 3, 2015
Thin Crust Pizza Recipe adapted from Food.com
- 1⁄4 ounce active dry yeast
- 1⁄2 teaspoon honey
- 3⁄4 cup warm water
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning I used basil and oregano. The olives and goat cheese are salty – no extra needed.
Prep all the toppings ahead of time: I used sweet onions, Mediterranean olives sliced in quarters, mushrooms sautéed in olive oil, two cloves of diced garlic, goat cheese and a thin layer of red sauce.
- Preheat pizza stone OVEN in oven at 500°F.
- Warm water for 20 seconds in microwave. Warm water in a pan on the stove.
- Dissolve yeast and (sugar) honey in water; allow to rest for 8 minutes.
- In the meantime, combine flour, salt and Italian seasoning. I put the Italian seasoning on top of the pizza.
- Pour yeast over flour mixture and mix well with a heavy spoon. I did this in reverse order – the flour into yeast mixture… eh
- Add 1 tbsp flour if needed. Didn’t need this
- Turn dough on to a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.
- Dust more flour on surface if needed . Used minimal to prevent dough from drying out.
- Using a rolling pin, roll dough into a 12″ circle of even thickness (about 1/4″) flipping over to roll each side (don’t press too hard when rolling or dough may stick to surface). I rolled my dough on a piece of parchment paper. (Could just see me trying to get pizza dough onto the pan I used.)
Note: Marianne Esposito who has an Italian cooking show, “Ciao Italia” recently demonstrated rolling pizza dough – the trick is to only roll from the middle – this method worked great. The dough doesn’t spring back. It rolls beautifully.
- Cut off any excess edges to make a neat circle. I went for an oval – such a rebel.
- Cook for 4 minutes in a 500° F oven
Trying to work on other stuff and cooking experiments that aren’t always working. An experiment with clam spaghetti and goat cheese was okay, but I’ll need to revise before it appears here.
My stomach appreciated the thin crust and all the great flavors.
Serve with a salad and enjoy!
Working on another drawing; it is of a friends’ Friesian horse and trying to figure out my new computer is fun. (o boy.) One has to eat! Favorite food is pizza! What’s yours?
Today is Fiesta Friday #62 thanks to the creative leader Angie of the Novice Gardener and the gracious hosts Jess @Cooking Is My Sport! And Prudy @Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs! Update: Fiesta Friday is now found at FiestaFriday.net to join Fiesta Friday Blog Party.