Pizza. It's definitely a favorite. Which might be odd, because I was never the "PIZZA IS MY FAVORITE FOOD EVER EVER EVER!!" when I was little. I think one time I wrote "spaghetti with butter and cheese" on the About Me cards in elementary school. Come to think of it, I still really like spaghetti with butter and cheese...
But back to pizza. This certainly isn't the first time I've talked about it. I obsess over rando ingredients here. I had been using this recipe for pizza dough from 5 million years ago. This was also apparently before I knew how to open a window for natural light! (note to self: update pizza crust post with pictures taken during the day) I even shared an even older (and less well-lit) post about valentine's pizza. Shwew.
You guys. This crust. It's my new favorite. I love it. No rise time, no pre-bake, and it's thin! Thin crust pizza that isn't soggy! Yesssss!
I'm pretty sure this was a 3-cheese bbq chicken pizza night.
The "hardest" part of this recipe is taking the time to carefully and patiently stretch the dough to fit the pan. Worth it, though!
Thin Crust Pizza Dough
1/2c warm water
1/2 tsp yeast
1Tbs olive oil
1 1/2c flour
Preheat oven to highest setting (mine is 550F)
1. Mix together your water, yeast, honey, and olive oil. Allow to foam (to check that the yeast is good!)
2. Add flour and mix with dough hook about 3-5 mins, until incorporated (or mix with cold spoon, get that arm workout in!)
3. Place dough on well floured surface and knead about 10-15 times, until smooth.
4. Let rest about 5 mins
5. Slowly flatten dough into a disk, and start to shape, stretch, flatten it to fit your pizza pan. (This step I do on the counter, not the pan itself). If you get frustrated, let it rest a bit! It usually takes me about 10-15 mins, and much patience.
6. Once you have it all stretched out, place the dough on your pan, add toppings, and then pop in the oven for about 10 mins, until everything is cooked through. I usually finish mine off with the broiler for extra browned cheesy bits.
Also, this is the recipe that I used when we grilled our pizza!
You do all the same steps except that you put the pan on the grill. I know, revolutionary.
You should try it! It's delish!
Happy Day before the 4th!