Perfect Pizza Crust

Perfect Pizza Crust | @melaniebauer at Melanie Makes

Pizza crust is such a personal thing and at times, a controversial topic. At our house, we like Chicago-style, thick crust pizza. And until this recipe, we usually ordered pizza out. Although it isn’t a thick crust, it seems to come in somewhere in the middle. It’s soft and chewy and withstands the absurd number of toppings we seem to pile on top of it.  Perfect pizza crust, indeed!

Perfect Pizza Crust
 
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Ingredients
  • 2.25 teaspoons active dry yeast (one envelope)
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2.5 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Let rest for 5 minutes. Lightly oil pizza pan to avoid sticking.
  4. Using oiled hands, press dough onto pizza pan and top with favorite toppings.
  5. spread with desired toppings and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes
If you do a fair amount of baking with yeast, I highly recommend buying it in bulk as it's much cheaper than buying it by the package or even in the glass jars. I purchase it in the two pound bulk size from either Amazon or Costco and then keep it in my freezer and simply refill my glass jar in the fridge when needed.

Comments

  1. ooh thanks for the recipe. Not known for my baking skills as I have had issues with a number of items. They taste fine, just not pretty.

  2. I have this on my “to try” this and can’t wait! We haven’t made homemade pizza for a while in our house and I know that it’ll be such a fun, special treat!

  3. I found this on pinterest while looking for a quick pizza crust that I could make for dinner tonight. The recipe is super easy. Dinner was on the table in less than an hour. My whole family loved it! It’s going in the recipe file ;)

    • Hey, Elizabeth! You’ve made my day! So happy that you all enjoyed it – it’s definitely a favorite for our family, too!

  4. As a stalker from the 2peas days (i.e. early 2000s) I’ve loved watching your blog and am most excited about your recent culinary adventures. We tried this crust last week and I will use it again and again. I’m hoping followers of my blog head over where I linked this recipe to see all the fabulous foods you’ve been preparing. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great pizza crust! I made this for the first time last night. The family loved it; we have found our new favorite pizza crust. And, I loved the fact that I could have dinner on the table in under an hour! I don’t always remember/have time/plan ahead enough to make a crust ahead of time. So, this is perfect!!! Thank you!

    • YES! So happy that you and your family enjoyed it. Proof that pizza crust doesn’t have to be difficult to be delicious!

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