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Favorite Pizza Crust

 Favorite Pizza Crust
Homemade pizza is my favorite dish to make for my family. They love this crust because it is soft yet has a little crisp to it.—Kathleen Miller, Battle Ground, Indiana
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, divided

Directions

  • Dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup of warm water; set aside. In a large
  • bowl, place remaining water, salt, sugar, oil, cornmeal and 2 cups
  • flour; mix well. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic,
  • about 5-6 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to
  • grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about
  • 30 minutes. Punch the dough down and divide in half. Roll dough into
  • two 16-in. circles; place on greased pizza pans. Top with desired
  • pizza ingredients. Bake at 400° until crust is lightly golden
  • brown, about 15-20 minutes. Yield: 2 pizzas (16 inches each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 slices) equals 282 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 395 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.