Add a savory Italian flavor to your pizza via this Sicilian crust.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr 13 mins
total:
1 hr 23 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 15-inch pizza crust
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl; stir until yeast is dissolved. Let stand until yeast forms a creamy foam, about 10 minutes.

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  • Pour yeast mixture into a large bowl; add shortening, salt, sugar, and Italian seasoning. Stir in flour by hand until dough comes together.

  • Turn dough out on a floured work surface and knead until smooth, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a large greased bowl. Cover with a moist towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  • Punch dough down gently. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes for air to release. Roll into a ball; spread and stretch over the bottom of a pizza pan. Let rise for 15 minutes before topping and baking.

Cook's Note:

Top crust with your favorite toppings and bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) until toppings are hot and crust is browned, about 15 minutes. Cool for 3 to 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 10.4g 21% DV; carbohydrates 73.5g 24% DV; fat 7.4g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 876.6mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2017
With the exception of it being too salty, we really liked this. I made two large thin crust pizza's instead of one. I loved the Italian seasoning in the crust but I will add a tad more next time. I made no changes other than adding the sugar to the yeast/water mixture. I baked this on a pizza pan covered with parchment paper and dusted with corn meal. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2017
With the exception of it being too salty, we really liked this. I made two large thin crust pizza's instead of one. I loved the Italian seasoning in the crust but I will add a tad more next time. I made no changes other than adding the sugar to the yeast/water mixture. I baked this on a pizza pan covered with parchment paper and dusted with corn meal. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2019
LOVE this recipe! I recommend following as is for a delicious crust!!! Thanks for sharing. My Sicilian husband has finally approved of my homemade crust! Read More
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