Pizza Dough for Thin Crust Pizza

This recipe makes two thin crust pizzas. Top with many different toppings of your choice. See some of my pizzas.
Pizza Dough for Thin Crust Pizza
Here are the Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (may substitute whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all-purpose)
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon olive oil
  • cornmeal for sprinkling
  • pinch of sugar
Preheat oven on 425
  • Mix a little sugar into the warm water (I just use the measuring cup)
  • Sprinkle yeast on top
  • Wait for 10 minutes or until it gets all foamy
  • Pour into a large bowl
  • Add flour, salt, olive oil and combine
  • knead dough for 6-8 minutes until you have a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (add a bit more flour if you need to)
  • Cover and let rest for 20-30 minutes
  • when it’s cold out I put the dough near the fireplace or heater so it rises. The yeast doesn’t like the cold. 🙂
  • Lightly grease two 12-inch pizza pans
  • Sprinkle with a little bit of cornmeal
  • Divide dough in half
  • Place each half on a pizza pan and pat it with your fingers until it stretches over the whole pan
  • Try to make it thicker around the edge
  • Then spread with pizza sauce and use the toppings of your choice
  • Bake for 10-20 minutes until bubbly and hot
  • Makes 2 12-inch pizzas
  • If you don’t want to use all the dough, you can freeze it
  • Take a portion of dough, form into a ball, rub olive oil over it and place it in a freezer bag (the oil makes it easier to take out of the bag)
  • When you want to make a pizza, take dough out of freezer and allow to thaw before using

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