Homemade Pizza Crust
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Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: Global
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Serves: 2 8" pizza crusts
 
An easy no fail chewy home made pizza crust recipe.Freeze it and use whenever you feel like having a pizza by topping it up with your favourite vegetables or meat and of-course with loads of cheese!
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Plain/All Purpose Flour
  • 1.5 tbsp Yeast
  • 1 Cup Warm water
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Cornmeal
Instructions
  1. Please remember one thing before starting with the recipe.Never over do or handle the dough hard .Always knead the dough gently and never press very firm with your fingers.
  2. In a mixing bowl, take warm water and stir in yeast.Allow it to settle down for a while until the yeast* turns foamy.Add flour,salt and sugars and knead the dough gently so to combine everything.
  3. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic. If the dough is very wet add little flour or if it is dry add a little milk(optional) or little warm water.When you complete kneading test it by pressing with our finger. If your finger comes back clean then done else if its stick with dough then you need to knead it more by adding little flour.
  4. Roll the dough into a ball and coat it with some olive oil and wrap in a plastic cover and keep it in a warm place(about 75 F) until it doubles.This should take 1 hour and few minutes more.
  5. Now take the dough on to rolling surface or kitchen counter top and punch it with your fingers to release the air inside.Knead it once more gently to form a nice ball of dough again.
  6. Divide the dough into 2 portions and make balls out of it.using a rolling pin and by dusting with some flour flatten it into your desired size circles or 8 inch circles by stretching the dough wherever required.
  7. I used a round pan to give my pizza a good round shape.See the picture below. Then take out the extra bits of dough after cutting with the pan.
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  9. Seal the edges of the dough with dough itself by folding a little bit .We don't want the pizza base or crust to be puff up so much.So take a tooth pick and make tiny holes on the pizza base.Allow it to rest for sometime.
  10. Meanwhile heat the oven to it maximum temperature for 20mins. Line the pizza trays with some corn flour as it keeps the dough not to stick to the pizza tray and also gives nice taste. Bake the pizza base or crusts for 8-10 min by turning in between.
  11. DO NOT OVER BAKE. The dough should just leave the sides.
  12. Allow them to cool down and you could freeze the crust at this point in a zip lock bag. You can take it out when you want to bake pizza just 30min ahead.
  13. Choose your favourite topping and make your own pizza at home! HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS!
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SIRI's NOTES
I have made a detailed FAQ below. Please refer to it and put up any more questions you might have in the comments section.
Recipe by Sirisfood at https://www.sirisfood.com/2014/09/home-made-pizza-crust-stepwise-recipe/