Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe
If you have always wanted to make your own pizza, start with this thin crust pizza dough recipe. Learn the method of activating yeast and mixing a few ingredients together to make the best pizza dough ever. The freshly made pizza dough is rolled thin, placed in a pizza pan, topped with sauce and goodies and baked until the cheese bubbles. The best thing about making homemade thin crust pizza is making it the way you like it.
To make thin crust pizza dough, you will need:
- 1 package of dry yeast
- 1/4 tsp. of sugar
- 3/4 cup of lukewarm water
- 1-3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. of salt
- Activate the yeast. Combine sugar and warm water in a small bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves. Open the package of dry yeast and sprinkle it over the warm water mixture then stir. Let the yeast stand for five to ten minutes until it is foamy or bubbly.
- Combine flour and salt in a large bowl and mix well. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix with a wooden spoon until a dough forms into a neat ball.
- Knead the thin crust pizza dough. Place the ball of dough on a clean, flat surface dusted with flour. Knead the dough by pushing the lower half of the ball of dough away from you with the palm of your hand. Fold the top of the dough over and repeat. Turn the dough and continue to knead for three to five minutes. The dough should be smooth and elastic when done.
- Roll the thin crust pizza dough. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a twelve-inch circle. Place the rolled pizza dough on a well-oiled pizza pan. Press and stretch the dough with your hand to form a small lip around the edge of the thin crust pizza dough. Fill the thin crust pizza dough with sauce, cheese and toppings.
- Bake the thin crust pizza. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees for ten to twelve minutes until the cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown around the edges. Cut and serve immediately.
- If the thin crust pizza dough is too dry, add a little water.
- If the thin crust pizza dough is sticky to the touch, dust it with flour and knead. Repeat if necessary.
- Use care to accurately measure thin crust pizza dough ingredients to avoid having to make adjustment to the dough later.