How to make it

  • Put water, half of the flour, and all of the yeast into bowl. Using dough hook attachment, mix until just combined; let sit for approx 15 - 30 minutes.
  • Add the rest of flour, olive oil and sugar to dough mixture. (Optional: can add herb seasonings if you'd like)
  • Mix on low speed just until combined. Scrape down sides of bowl. Turn mixer back on, and mix on medium speed for 3 - 4 minutes; this is when dough will develop. (* If dough is too sticky, add more bread flour). Dough must form a ball around the hook. None of dough mixture should be stuck on sides of mixing bowl All of the dough should be formed around the hook.
  • Remove dough and place into a bowl coated with olive oil; place a clean kitchen towel over the bowl. Dough must rest until it doubles in size. (I suggest placing bowl on warm stove-top. This will help dough to rise.) Once dough has doubled, punch in the middle, making sure all of the air has been released. Fold over and form into a tight ball. Return to warm stove-top, cover with towel and let rise one more time.
  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Using a pastry brush, coat a half-sheet pan with olive oil. Place dough onto pan, and working with your fingers, spread dough all over bottom and sides of pan. Work dough up and over top edges of pan. Let sit/rest for 5 minutes.
  • After dough has rested for 5 minutes, LIGHTLY coat with olive oil using a pastry brush. Place pan on middle oven rack, and bake just until you see the crust has a light golden color.
  • Remove from oven and assemble your pizza with sauce, seasonings, cheese, and toppings of your choice.
  • Return pan to oven, placing pan on top of a pizza stone. Bake for another 15 - 20 minutes., OR until BOTTOM of crust is a light golden color. (crust has a much nicer texture with the stone, but if you don't have one it's okay. I do suggest purchasing one if you don't)
  • Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting.
  • * This recipe will make one large crust.
  • * We bake this on the grill even more often than in the oven. Really good!

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  • kelp0op 8 years ago
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    " It was good "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Made it as Italian bread. Kind of fine grained for the bread (see pic) but good for pizza. Will try it again using another mixing method.
    See also: Pizza Dough Basic Dough For Pizza Or French Bread
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    " It was excellent "
    greenlord ate it and said...
    Debbie thanks for the recipe. I will make garlic fingers out of it. I think i couldn't fall on a better recipe for this. Another one to add to the superball table... another 5 for you :D
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    " It was excellent "
    nlt ate it and said...
    Wow i think u hit the nail on the head! I was looking 4 pan fryed pizza but this is a bonus! I luv french bread!
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  • happyhermit 12 years ago
    this is a bready, light, thick crust with wonderful flavor. easy recipe...I put in a cup of water and it worked great. My husband loved it.
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  • pipit13 12 years ago
    Great recipe. Thanks
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  • borinda 12 years ago
    Ahhh. Aren't the family recipes the treasured ones and special to share? How very sweet of you to share one of your father's with us all. I am certain many of us will add our own lovely memories to those already related to this recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Oh thank you sweet Pink! Your Dad's recipe will be cherished!! hugss
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    " It was excellent "
    vindee ate it and said...
    Thank you Pink, and thank you Pink's Dad!! ounds really great. I prefer crusts that have been baked a bit without the topping for a bit, and then baked with the toppings. Do you think the dough will be as good if made by hand???
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    " It was excellent "
    cherihannah ate it and said...
    Thanks for this recipe. Will be honored to use this one from your Dad lol
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