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
- 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
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
Stir in flour, salt and oil. Let rest for 5 minutes. Lightly oil pizza pan to avoid sticking.
Using oiled hands, press dough onto pizza pan and top with favorite toppings.
spread with desired toppings and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.