A simple and quick thin crust pizza dough
Course: Pizza Dough
Servings: 2 pizzas
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup warm water 110 degrees
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 packet active dry yeast 1/4 tsp
Preheat your oven fitted with a pizza stone to 500 degree Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl combine the yeast, sugar and warm water. Let sit for 5 -10 minutes or until nice and bubbly.
Add the dough hook to your stand mixer. Then in the bowl of your mixer, add the flour and salt. Then slowly pour in the yeast mixture. Mix to combine.
Once you have a nice ball formed, turn to medium/high and knead the dough for 5 minutes.
Turn the dough out onto a flour surface and divide into two.
Then using a rolling pin flatten the dough into a 12" round pizza crust. This will take some energy to do. I found that it is easier to do in between two sheets of parchment paper.
Once the dough is flat, dock it with a fork or other pointed instrument. This will prevent it from forming huge blisters.
Place the dough onto a pizza peel and slide it into the oven. Blind bake the pizza crust for 5 minutes.
Remove the crust top with your favorite toppings and return to the oven for 5-7 more minutes or until the toppings are heated and the cheese is melted.