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Perfect Pizza Crust

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Makes

8 servings

I have spent years trying different recipes and techniques, looking for the perfect pizza crust recipe—and this is it! I'm amazed that I finally found a crust recipe my family prefers over the pizza parlor's! —Lesli Dustin, Nibley, Utah
Perfect Pizza Crust Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Pizza toppings of your choice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt, 1 cup bread flour and the whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining bread flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°. Punch dough down; roll into a 15-in. circle. Grease a 14-in. pizza pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Transfer dough to prepared pan; build up edges slightly. Add toppings of your choice.
  4. Bake until crust is golden brown and toppings are lightly browned and heated through, 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 193 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

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