How to make it

  • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and honey in 1/4 cup warm water.
  • Large bowl, combine the flour and the salt. Add the oil, the yeast mixture, and the remaining 3/4 cup of water.
  • Mix until the entire mixture forms a ball.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead by hand 2 or 3 minutes. The dough should be smooth and firm.
  • Cover the dough with a clean, damp towel and let it rise in a cool spot for about 2 hours. (When ready, the dough will stretch as it is lightly pulled).
  • Divide the dough into 2 balls. *Alternatively you could divide into 4 balls to make into 4 pizzas, about 6 ounces each, to make 8 inch pizzas.
  • Work each ball by pulling down the sides and tucking under the bottom of the ball. Repeat 4 or 5 times. Then on a smooth, unfloured surface, roll the ball under the palm of your hand until the top of the dough is smooth and firm, about 1 minutes. Cover the dough with a damp towel and let rest 1 hour. *At this point, the balls can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for up to 2 days.
  • Preheat oven to 500 F or highest temp. Lightly oil cookie sheet with extra-virgin olive oil. Roll out dough ball, on a lightly floured surface, to the shape of your cookie sheet. Carefully transfer dough to cookie sheet, lightly press and stretch out to the edges of sheet.
  • Add sauce (not too much) and toppings. Start with sauce, then cheese, veggies and meat.
  • Cook for 10 - 12 minutes, more depending on the thickness of crust due to size of pan you used.
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  • Omega50 6 years ago
    This recipe has become a staple in our house. I usually make the recipe on the weekend and divide it into 4 balls that I wrap in plastic film wrap. Two balls go into the fridge and 2 balls into the freezer. I keep a jar of pizza sauce in the fridge and a bag of grated Mozzarella. Made in our toaster oven usually on the table within 30 minutes of deciding that we want pizza.
    We were gifted some flavored olive oil so I use a bit in each batch-Rosemary and also Garlic Oils
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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Perfect pizza crust!!! Added more in the IMI ---------> Italian Thin Crust Pizza
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    " It was excellent "
    thelonious ate it and said...
    This is delicious. It's our go-to pizza recipe. If you're feeling adventurous, replace part of the water with beer and add some garlic powder to the dry ingredients!
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    " It was good "
    youcef85 ate it and said...
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  • thedridis 8 years ago
    Great! My family once owned a pizzeria, so you would think I have this down! But I misplaced the family recipe and was too embarrassed to ask for it again. I had been using a martha stewart one but it was too fluffy. This came out perfect. The kids even ate all of the crust. I literally made the best pizza of my life last night (and dare I say it the best pizza I have eaten in a long, long, long time). Thanks so much for this great recipe. Also, please be aware I am a non cook and very hapless in the kitchen. If I can ace this recipe, anyone can.
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  • vlizzle 9 years ago
    EXCELLENT - best thin crust pizza dough that I ever tried.
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  • Yumyum69 9 years ago
    What kind of a sauce u used for?
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    " It was excellent "
    Suzypower ate it and said...
    tried this and the dough was fab, will definitely be using again
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    " It was excellent "
    malaslatkadebelasala ate it and said...
    This is the best pizza dough ever! I modified a bit adding one TABLEspoon of honey!
    I have already recommended the recipe to my friends!
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  • Breezy70 9 years ago
    Can this be made in a bread maker?
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  • sarafarhan 10 years ago
    can you please tell me how much yeast to use? cos i have two different sizes of yeast packages!
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  • nancycook 10 years ago
    This recipe is amazing! The crust is so light and crispy. And the best part is that it's easy! Every time I make pizza I get so many compliments on the crust. Thank you so much!
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    " It was excellent "
    Mary0773 ate it and said...
    I tried this recipe yesterday and it was a great success !!! My family loved it so much that my son took a slice to school for lunch! He never asks for leftovers for lunch! It was quick and simple, I've never made dough of any kind!!!! Thank you soooooo much! Xx
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  • custy 12 years ago
    This is the best thin-crust recipe I've used. For those who live where yeast doesn't come in packages, 1 package = 2.25 tsp of yeast granules. If you're not sure about water temperature for dissolving the yeast, it should feel about the same temperature as when you test baby formula on the inside of your wrist. Don't worry too much about the exact resting times for the dough if you're short on time. Rising time of 1.5 hours and resting time 45 mins work just as well.
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  • dburgner 12 years ago
    I was in Italy this summer and have not been able to eat american pizza since my return. I think this recipie will change that. Stay tuned! Thanks
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  • sippysn0angel 13 years ago
    I can't wait to try this dough..I've searched many recipes..but yours sounds like it would be simple and I can't mess it up..or lets hope I can'
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  • marthacheves 13 years ago
    This sounds so good. I have a "twist" that you might like. Try making it into a roll-up. Cut the oven temp down to about 375, roll everything up into a log, bake about 20 minutes, brush with butter and sprinkle with cheese during the last 5 minutes. Slice to serve. It makes a pretty appetizer or meal dish.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I made this when he firs published it. He gave instructions on how to make pizza on a grill using this recipe. Great, High 5
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  • turlak 14 years ago
    I have to try this soon! I haven't made (or had) pizza in forever!
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  • legoflamb 14 years ago
    I love think crust pizza, the thiner the better. I cant wait to make this. Well my wife will make it, I'm no good at baking.
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