I've been searching for a homemade crust that I can get thin enough to not still be "doughy" when it's done baking. I think I may have found it!
Homemade Thin Crust Pizza over at The Kitchn. Simple enough and makes just enough dough for one large pizza or several personal pizzas - I got 3 small one's out of this recipe.
It was a weeknight and it happened that it was just going to be me and My Boys for dinner since My Husband had a meeting to attend.
When it's just the three of us, I usually try to do something fun for dinner. They had asked to do "make your own pizza night" recently, and the timing worked out well to do it this particular night.
The dough was easy enough to make, and I used my trusty Kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook to make it even easier. One of the reasons I chose this recipe was because it didn't require letting the dough rest, basically I could just mix it and roll it out without any waiting time.
This is ideal when you have two hungry boys who want to get started making their pizzas!
The only downside to making your own pizza when you only have one oven and one pizza stone is that it takes time to bake each one. Whoever was finished preparing their pizza first got it into the oven the fastest. Now, comes the part where we watch it ever-so-closely to ensure the cheese is "breathing" (aka: bubbling up) while it bakes.
One of the best tips from this recipe was to use parchment paper to roll out the dough and prep everything. It made it SO EASY to slide it on the stone without having things go sliding off onto the bottom of a hot stove... yes, I have done this and the clean-up is NOT FUN.
Due to the impatience of the young men I was trying to feed, we did not do one of the things suggested in the recipe... that was to partially bake the crust with the sauce on it, then add the cheese and finish baking. I'll try that next time I do this.
I linked to the recipe up above because the original post has a great explanation of how to prepare this dough and work with it.... no since in recreating the wheel, right? So head on over and check out The Kitchn. This dough was a nice way to make pizza at home and have it come out the thinnest I've ever made it!
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