Easiest Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe
Cuisine: Italian
Author: True Aim
Prep time: 45 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Easiest Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe
  • 2¾ cup unbleached flour (plus ¼ cup more for kneading)
  • 2¼ tsp quick rise yeast or 1 yeast packet
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbs Herbs de Provence (or ¼ tsp more salt and 1 tbs of your favorite herbs to taste)
  • 1¼ cup hot water (about 110- 115 degrees)
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Measure flour into a mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add yeast, sugar, salt, pepper and herbs.
  2. Prepare your hot water and get your olive oil measured out. With the bread hook attachment, turn the stand mixer on low and add the water and then the olive oil while the mixer is stirring.
  3. Mix for 2 minutes or until the dough comes together around the bread hook. If mixing by hand, add the water and olive oil to the flour and stir until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  4. Let the dough sit for 10 minutes and then turn it out on a generously floured surface and knead, adding flour until you get a smooth dough. The dough should not be sticky.
  5. Place in a greased oven-safe bowl and cover with tinfoil. Turn off the oven and let the dough rise for about 30 minutes or until it has doubled in size. Remove from oven.
  6. Preheat the oven and your pizza stone or baking sheet to 425 degrees. Meanwhile, separate the dough into 2 parts for thicker crust or 3 parts for thin crust. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to your desired thickness.
  7. Place the crust on your preheated stone or pan and add your desired toppings. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the pizza are dark golden brown.
Recipe by True Aim at https://www.trueaimeducation.com/easy-homemade-pizza-crust-recipe/