I'm so excited right now! I've just found the best, easiest thin-crust pizza recipe. There's no yeast. There's no rise time. You stir it together, roll it out, and you're eating hot homemade pizza in just a few minutes. I've tried quite a few homemade crusts. Usually, you're waiting an hour or two while the dough rises and rests. Usually, the recipes claiming to be thin crust are actually pretty thick, more like original/regular crust. So, when I was googling thin crust pizza recipes today, I added the word "cracker" and came up with this one. It's perfect. Because its SO thin, it's also not much food for two people. I wish I'd doubled the recipe and made one for each of us. Next time I'll know.
Yield: A single 12″ pizza crust (approximately)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup plus 1 T water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Pre-heat the oven to 475 F. Mix ingredients together and knead. Clear out a counter and roll the dickens out of the dough until itís around 1/4 of an inch think. (At this point I can pretty much see the counter through the dough itís so thin.)
Add a bit of flour (or oil) to a cooking stone or pan, and lay the dough out. Pre-cook the crust for ~5 minutes until the crust bubbles up with air pockets. (This is where the magic happens.)
Remove from the oven and add your desired toppings (anything!). Place back into the oven and cook for a wildly varied amount of time, all dependent on how many toppings you put on. I find itís usually at least another 7 minutes, often much longer.