Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe

Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe - The Bake Idea Blog
Some days, we come home from work and just want to crash and eat pizza. Calling Dominos may be easy, but it isn’t very kind on the wallet.

I wanted to be able to freeze neat balls of dough so that when I had a craving for pizza, I can take one ball, roll it out and viola, instant pizza. It looks like I’ve found that here!

For the toppings, you can put whatever you fancy. I also have a delicious tomato-sauce base recipe that can be made in advance and kept frozen in ice-cube trays.

Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe - The Bake Idea Blog

Pizza Dough Ingredients
makes 4 thin crust medium sized pizzas

  • 500g bread flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp dried yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 325ml lukewarm water

Method

  1. Attach the dough hook to the mixer and seive the flour and salt into the mixing bowl.
  2. Mix yeast, sugar and olive oil into the water in a bowl and leave for a few minutes, then pour into the mixing bowl.
  3. On low speed, mix well. Once everything has come together, place on medium high speed and knead until the dough is smooth. Do the windowpane test to check the readiness.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a well-oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Place in a warm room for about an hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  5. Once doubled, knock back the dough by kneading it a bit. On a floured surface, divide the dough into 4 balls. At this stage you can use it immediately, or keep it, wrapped in clingfilm, in the fridge or freezer until required.
  6. When ready to use, sprinkle a sheet of baking paper with corn meal and roll out the dough as thin as you like. Don’t add the toppings just yet.
  7. Bake on the bottom rack in a preheated oven at the highest temperature your oven can go – mine does 280 degrees celcius. Let it bake for 7 minutes or until you see that it is just starting to brown. Take it out, add your toppings, then place it back into the oven on the highest rack for a few more minutes.

Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe - The Bake Idea Blog

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