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Pizza & Flatbread Crust

What you will need

Pantry Items

AP Flour
Bread Flour
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Yeast

Kitchen Equipment

Stand Mixer with Bread Hook
(You can make this by hand if you don’t have a mixer.)

Recipe

1.5 Cups of AP Flour
1.5 Cups of Bread Flour
2 Tablespoons of Yeast
1 Cup of Warm Water
2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

This recipe is easiest if you have a stand mixer with a bread hook attachment. If you do not, you can do this by hand.

In your mixing bowl, combine the following

1.5 Cups of AP Flour
1.5 Cups of Bread Flour
2 Tablespoons of Yeast
1 Cup of Warm Water

You want the water to be around, but not exceed 110 degrees. The hot water from most kitchen sinks will achieve this. Any water hotter than 110 degrees will kill the yeast.

Turn the mixer on slow until all the ingredients come together.

You want the mix to look something like this.

If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.

If the mixture is not coming together, add a bit more water.

Remember to add ingredients little by little.

Let the mixer knead the dough for about ~5 minutes.

Remove the hook, drizzle the mix with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and let the ball of dough sit in the mixing bowl for at least one hour. I recommend covering with a towel while this sits.

The dough needs to sit at least one hour and double in size. Do not try and make the Pizza or Flatbreads any earlier.

After that, the dough is ready to make Pizza!

This recipe will make 3 Flatbreads or 6 Personal Pizza Crusts.

To make either one, divide the dough and roll out on a clean surface to the desired thickness.

FAQS

Can I freeze Pizza Dough?

Absolutely. Roll out your dough just like you were about to make a Pizza. Then place it in the oven and bake about 3 minutes, just until the crust is firm, but not browning. This process is called par-baking. After that, put the crust in a ziplock bag and place it in the freezer! All of the crust at ADPI for Pizza Tuesday was par-baked. Keeping crust ready to go in the freezer is an easy way to enjoy Pizza Tuesday, every week.

Can the dough sit longer than an hour?

Absolutely. In fact, the longer you let your dough rest, the better it will taste. I always make my dough the day before and let it rest overnight.

What can I do with the leftover dough?

I used to keep this dough fresh in my refrigerator all week long.

That is why I started making flatbreads. Having dough ready to go is an easy way to make a snack if friends are coming over. If we were going to have friends over, I would roll out some dough, add whatever fresh produce was in the refrigerator, and boom. Game changed. And it only took a couple of minutes. I love my friends too much to greet them at the door with Cheez-Its and Deli Meat. Making Flatbreads is an easy way to take care of your friends, and they will exceedingly appreciate the minimal effort.

Can I make this Gluten-Free?

Check out our recipe for Gluten-Free Pizza & Flatbread Crust here!

Ready for Pizza Tuesday at your home?

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