Master Pizza Dough

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It's easy and fast to make your own pizza crust from scratch, and it tastes homemade, too.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 14-inch thick crust pizza or 2 12-inch thin crust

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast*

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup very warm water (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F)

  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

  • Cornmeal

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, and salt. Stir very warm water and olive oil into flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.

  2. Lightly oil 1 (14-inch) or 2 (12-inch) round pizza pan(s).** Sprinkle with cornmeal. Shape dough into smooth ball. Divide and roll dough to fit desired pan(s). Top pizza as desired.

  3. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes or until done. Baking time depends on size and thickness of crust and selected toppings.

Tips

*To use Fleischmann's(R) Active Dry Yeast: Use 1 package active dry yeast, 1 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F) and flour, salt and oil listed above. Place 1/4 cup of the warm water in large warm bowl. Sprinkle with yeast; stir until dissolved. Add remaining water, salt, oil and 2 cups all-purpose flour; stir well. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.

Knead as directed. Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 30 to 60 minutes. Punch dough down. Remove dough to lightly floured surface. Shape, top and bake as desired.

**Master Pizza Dough fits the following pans: 1 (15 x 10-inch) baking pan, 1 (13 x 9-inch) baking pan, 1 (14-inch) or 2 (9-inch) deep-dish pan(s). For individual pizzas, shape dough into 6 or 8 (7-inch) rounds and place on 2 greased baking sheets.

Garlic and Herb Pizza Dough: add 2 teaspoons Spice Islands(R) Sweet Basil, Oregano (leaves), or Rosemary and 1 clove finely minced garlic along with dry ingredients.

Cornmeal Pizza Dough: Replace 1/2 cup all-purpose flour with cornmeal.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough: Replace 1 cup all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
5g Fat
40g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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