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Homemade Thin Crust Pizza Dough
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
resting time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 pizzas
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup water, lukewarm
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • pizza toppings of your choice
Instructions
To make the dough
  1. Combine the yeast and water in a small bowl and set it aside for 5 minutes. 

  2. Add the flour and salt to a stand mixer. Whisk to combine.

  3. Add the water/yeast to the flour. Using a wooden spoon or stiff spatula, stir until things have just started to combine.

  4. Using the dough hook attachment, knead the dough until it forms a smooth, slightly tacky ball that springs back when you poke it (about 10 minutes). If the dough sticks to your hands, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until it’s easier to work with. Try to avoid adding too much flour if you can.

  5. Spray a medium-sized bowl with cooking spray, transfer the ball of dough into it, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow the dough to sit for about an hour to an hour and a half, or until it has doubled in size.

To prepare the pizza
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set them aside.

  2. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces. Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll it into a thin, 10- to 12-inch round (or whatever shape your heart desires). Place the rolled out dough onto the prepared baking sheets.

  3. Brush the crust lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt.

  4. Top the dough with the toppings of your choice! I used marinara sauce, a medley of shredded cheeses, strips of roasted bell peppers, and prosciutto.

  5. Bake the pizzas until the crusts are golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 12 minutes. Slice and enjoy!