This recipe makes 1 -12 to 16 inch crust
- 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- Stir water, sugar and yeast together until dissolved. Add the olive oil and the salt. Stir in the flour until well blended. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Pat dough into pan or on to a pizza stone using fingers dipped in olive oil. If desired sprinkle basil, thyme or other seasonings on crust. Top with your favorite pizza toppings and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in a preheated 425 degree oven.
This was a simple pizza crust that did not rise much but was okay. It was not tough and so was a good basic dough recipe. Dylan liked it but Sidney would not try it. I brushed the crust ends with olive oil and sprinkled them with garlic salt which really enhanced the flavor. I would give it a three star rating because it was simple and did the trick but I’d like to find a recipe that I love! For the sauce I used a purchased pizza sauce by Contadina. For toppings we used black olives, diced Cherub tomatoes, 1/4″ sliced ham, chopped green onions and freshly shaved mozzarella cheese.
I got this recipe from All Recipes.com Valentino Pizza Crust.