Perfect Pizza Crust Recipe

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"I have spent years trying different recipes and techniques looking for the perfect pizza crust recipe and this is it! I'm amazed that I finally found a crust recipe my family prefers over the pizza parlor's!" Lesli Dustin Nibley, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Pizza toppings of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without toppings) equals 193 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt, 1 cup bread flour and the whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining bread flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down; roll into a 15-in. circle. Grease a 14-in. pizza pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Transfer dough to prepared pan; build up edges slightly. Add toppings of your choice.
  4. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and toppings are lightly browned and heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Perfect Pizza Crust in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p58

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without toppings) equals 193 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Great for pizza! Tasted great with my toppings and very good!"

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"it is easy and taste great!"

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"My go-to pizza crust recipe. Just made again for supper. Have been making this since it was published in 2009. After it rises I usually divide the dough in 2 and do one for pizza and make garlic fingers with the other."

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"My family loves this recipe! It is our go-to pizza crust. I usually throw in a little garlic powder and oregano with the flour. I'll also add rosemary if I have it available."

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"We love pizza, and to date our favorite recipe is from Cooks Illustrated. It was fun to try something different, but I won't make this again. I found it too thick and "doughy". The whole wheat added a slight bitterness. I like to eat healthy, but I'll keep my pizza nights an indulgence."

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