How to make thin pizza crust at home
My family and I don’t eat pizza that often but when we do we are quite picky. We love a thin crust and we make a big deal about certain topping ingredients. We also enjoy a homemade pizza better. It tastes less “commercial” and gives us the opportunity to eat our pizza with our hands. In our own little “culture” God did not intend pizza to be eaten with forks and knifes.
I love that this crust recipe doesn’t need lots of time to make, it comes together in just a few minutes and doesn’t need time to rise so our pizza can be ready in no time, whenever we feel like serving one. And the fact that we get to use our favorite ingredients is a great bonus.
We prefer a thin crust because we love crunchy food, the crunchiest the better. The way we make it is in fact super thin and super crunchy.
There will be a couple of pizza recipes coming soon, using this thin crust recipe so be sure to come back and see how they turned out.
How to make thin pizza crust recipe
- 500 g = 17 oz white flour
- 7 g = 0.25 oz yeast
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 300 ml = 10 oz water
- Mix flour with yeast and salt. (if you don't use powdered yeast, mix it with water and oil first and incorporate to the flour and salt mixture)
- Make a hollow in the middle, pour oil and water (photo #1)
- Knead until it gets an elastic texture (photo #2 and #3)
- Dust the counter top with flour (photo #4)
- Roll the dough with a rolling pin until you're happy with how thin it is (photo #5 and #6)
- Fit the dough into a 30x40 cm = 12x15 inch tray or two smaller ones (I used a smaller one so I divided my dough in half and made 2 crusts. Even then I had some dough left that I used for some mini pizzas) (photo #7 and #8)
- Add your choice of topping and bake for about 20 minutes.