Thin Pizza Crust

Makes Two 12-inch pizza’s

  • ¾ cup warm water

  • 1 tablespoon barley malt syrup

  • 1 teaspoon yeast

  • ¼ cup corn oil

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 pound King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour

  • In a 2-cup glass measuring cup or bowl, add 1st 3 ingredients and about 1/4 cup of flour from the pre-weighed one pound batch; mix until yeast is dissolved. Allow yeast mixture to set until sponge forms (about 10 min).

  • In a heavy duty stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, add salt, remaining flour, oil, and yeast sponge; then mix on low speed until a ball forms. Additional water may be needed, but add 1T at a time! Stop mixing when ball forms as this dough should not be kneaded.

  • Place the ball of dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 24 hours. This step is absolutely necessary to develop the right texture and most importantly, the right flavor!

  • After the dough has ripen for 24 hours, remove from refrigerator and place in a warm place for at least 2 hours. Then preheat oven and pizza stone to 500 degrees F.

  • When the oven reaches temp it is now time to roll the dough.Divide the dough into 2 and roll the 1st piece as thin as possible. Dock the dough with a pizza docker or a fork.

  • Dust your pizza peel with semolina or farina and place rolled dough unto peel. Without adding ANY toppings, slide dough unto pizza stone and cook for 4 minutes. While 1st piece is cooking, roll the 2nd, and then follow the same procedure.

  • Once the dough is pre cooked, pop any bubbles; then you can add the sauce and toppings of your choice.

  • Return to oven and cook until cheeses have browned and sauce is bubbling!

Prep time:20 min

Cook time:10 minutes



Keywords: dough,italian


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