Thin Pizza Crust Dough

    2 hours 40 minutes

    This is a Sicilian-style pizza dough recipe which makes a pizza with a deliciously crispy thin crust. The quantities here make enough for two large pizzas.


    Washington, United States
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    Makes: 2 pizzas

    • 1 1/2 cups warm water
    • 1 (7g) packed dried yeast
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 3 1/2 cups plain flour ('00' is best if you can find it)
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/4 cup olive oil

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hours rising  ›  Ready in:2hours40min 

    1. Mix together, yeast and sugar and let sit ten minutes.
    2. Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour in the yeast mixture and the oil. Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough pulls away from the sides, then turn out on a floured surface and knead. You may have to add more flour. Knead until the dough is smooth and only slightly sticky.
    3. Put the dough in an oiled bowl and turn to coat with a thin layer of oil. Cover with a damp tea towel and place somewhere warm to rise. I like to boil a saucepan of water then put it in the lowest rack of the oven (turned off) and put the dough in with it. Let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
    4. Punch down the dough, turn it onto a floured surface and cut into two equal pieces. Shape into balls and let rise another 15 minutes before stretching out the dough. You can also put the dough in the refrigerator a few hours or until needed; this will make it easier to shape.
    5. Bake the pizzas with your favourite toppings, 20 minutes at 180 degrees C.

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