Quick Pizza Crust

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I saw a recipe in People Magazine a few weeks ago and it used cake flour instead of all purpose in the pizza crust. I made that revision to a quick crust recipe. Makes 2 thin, crispy-crust pizzas.


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2-10 to 12-inch thin crust pizzas
35 Min
25 Min


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  • 1 pkg
    fast rising yeast (1/4 oz.)
  • 3 c
    cake flour, divided
  • 1 tsp
    coarse sea salt
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp

How to Make Quick Pizza Crust


  1. Combine yeast, salt and 1 cup cake flour in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine water and oil and heat in microwave or on stove top to 120° to 130°. (Liquid should be very warm but not too hot to touch.)
  3. Combine dry and wet mixtures and beat on low speed of mixer until combined. Beat for 2 or 3 minutes on medium. Gradually add rest of flour. When you each the point that you can no longer us the mixer, finish adding the flour by hand.
  4. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, appx. 5 minutes.
  5. Divide into two balls and place in oiled bowls. Cover and let dough rest in warm area for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Press each half into a greased 10 to 12-inch pizza pan that's been dusted with cornmeal.
  7. Pre-bake crust at 400°for 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove from oven and add sauce and toppings.
  8. Return to the oven and bake an additional 15 minutes or until brown and bubbly.
  9. Notes: For whole wheat crust, substitute 1 cup of whole wheat flour. One of the balls of dough can be frozen for later use. Thaw entirely and allow to double in size and pick up instructions from pressing it into the pizza pan.

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About Quick Pizza Crust

Course/Dish: Pizza
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Pizza, #thin crust

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