Gail's Pizza Crust
Gail's Pizza Crust

My favorite bread machine pizza crust for pizza night!
Category: Breads Prep. Method:  
Course: Lunch / Dinner Calories:  
Cuisine: Italian Serves: 0

3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I use olive oil)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar (I use honey)
1 tablespoon dry milk powder
about 1 T. Italian seasoning
2 1/4 cups bread flour (I use wheat & bread flour, in notes)
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start.
Remove dough from pan after rise cycle and use for your favorite pizza recipe. 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes

Gail's notes: I've made this several times now and really like this crust. The Italian seasoning is my addition to this recipe. I use olive oil and honey in place of sugar. For the flour I use 1 c. bread flour and 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour.
And I use bread machine yeast. My machine has a pizza dough cycle that lasts about 55 minutes so that's what I use. After it cuts off I take it out and put on a floured surface for a few minutes to rest; then stretch and pat it out to fit my pizza pan. I usually prick it on the bottom with the tines of a fork. My pan happens to be about 14" in diameter.
Just top with sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings. I've done ones with meat, mushrooms, peppers, etc. Chicken with cheese and toppings; bacon cheeseburger and even a California style pizza with bacon, avocado, onions etc. Be creative! (I grate my own mozzarella and probably use all of an 8 oz. pkg, yikes is that too much?!)

More notes: I also go around the edges of the crust with olive oil before I put it in the oven. And, I've found out the hard way that my pan works better if I spray it a bit before patting the crust down onto it!

Update: I've now bought a 16" pan to use and roll the dough out to fit it; I think the crust turns out better that way!

More Notes - bake at 400 for approximately xx minutes :)
Rating: ()   printed on: March 22, 2019
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