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Basic Pizza Crust Recipe

My aunt shared this recipe quite a few years ago. I like to double the recipe and keep one baked crust in the freezer for a quick snack or meal later.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + resting Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Pizza toppings of your choice

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the oil, sugar, salt and 1-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough. Turn onto a floured surface; cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Roll into a 13-in. circle. Grease a 12-in. pizza pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Transfer dough to prepared pan, building up edges slightly. Do not let rise. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until browned. Add toppings; bake 10-15 minutes longer. Yield: 1 pizza crust (6 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge (calculated without toppings) equals 236 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.