Traditional Pizza Crust
Recipe from Taste of the South
YIELD
1 (15-inch) pizza crust
PREP TIME
20 mins
TOTAL TIME
1 hr 40 mins

Traditional Pizza Crust

Recipe from Taste of the South
Recipe from Taste of the South
Traditional Pizza Crust
YIELD
1 (15-inch) pizza crust
PREP TIME
20 mins
TOTAL TIME
1 hr 40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1  1/4 ounce envelope active dry yeast
  • 2   teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4  cups warm water (105 degrees F to 115 degrees F)
  • 3 1/4  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons salt
  • 1   tablespoon olive oil
  •  Cornmeal
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Directions
1. 
Combine yeast, sugar, and water in a 2-cup liquid-measuring cup; let stand for 5 minutes.
2. 
In work bowl of a food processor, combine flour and salt. Pulse several times to combine. With processor running, slowly add yeast mixture and oil. Continue running processor until mixture is combined and forms a ball.
3. 
On a lightly floured surface, turn dough out and knead for 5 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees F), free from drafts, for 1 hour, or until dough is doubled in bulk.
4. 
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
5. 
Punch dough down; knead lightly 4 or 5 times. Roll dough into an 18-inch circle.
6. 
Spray a 15-inch pizza stone lightly with cooking spray; sprinkle with cornmeal. Place dough round on top of stone, folding edges over to fit stone. Prick dough with a fork.
7. 
Top with desired sauce and toppings. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
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