Perfect Thin Crust Pizza Recipe



This is the fastest easiest way to make the best pizza ever. Quick, easy, great flavor, and the texture is absolutely perfect.



Source:- Cook's Illustrated Thin-Crust Pizza

Ingredients:-

For the dough:
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Bread flour, plus more for work surface:- 3 Cups (16 1/2 ounces)
Sugar:- 2 Tsp
Instant or rapid-rise yeast:- 1/2 Tsp
Ice water (about 10 1/2 ounces):- 1 1/3 cups
Vegetable oil, plus more for work surface:-1 Tbsp
Table salt:- 1 1/2 Tsp


For the sauce:-
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Whole peeled tomatoes, drained and liquid discarded:-1 (28-ounce) can
Extra-virgin olive oil:-1 Tbsp
Red wine vinegar:-1 Tsp
Garlic cloves, minced or pressed through garlic press:-2 medium (about 2 teaspoons)
Table salt:-1 teaspoon
Ground black pepper:-1/4 Tsp
Dried oregano:-1 Tsp


For the cheese:
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1 ounce finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 cup)
8 ounces whole milk mozzarella, shredded (about 2 cups)


Procedure:-

FOR THE DOUGH
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1) In food processor fitted with metal blade, process flour, sugar and yeast until combined, about 2 seconds. With machine running, slowly add water through feed tube; process until dough is just combined and no dry flour remains, about 10 seconds. Let dough stand for 10 minutes.

2) Add oil and salt to dough and process until dough forms a satiny, sticky ball that clears sides of workbowl, 30-60 seconds. Remove dough and knead briefly on lightly oiled countertop until smooth, about 1 minutes. Shape dough into tight ball and place in large lightly oiled bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours and up to 3 days.

FOR THE SAUCE:-
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3) Process tomatoes, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, oregano and pepper in food processor until smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer to medium bowl and refrigerate until ready to use

TO BAKE:-
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4) One hour before baking pizza, adjust rack in oven to second highest position, about 4-5 inches below broiler. Set pizza stone on rack and heat oven to 500 degrees. Remove dough from refrigerator and divide in half. Shape each half into smooth, tight ball. Place on lightly oiled baking sheet, spacing them at least 3" apart. Cover loosely with plastic wrap coated with non-stick spray; let stand for 1 hour.

5) Coat 1 ball of dough generously with flour and place on well floured countertop. Using fingers gently flatten into 8" disk, leaving 1" of outer edge slightly thicker than center. Using hands, gently stretch dough disk into 12" round, working along edges and giving disk quarter turns as you stretch. Transfer dough to a well floured peel and stretch into 13" round. Using back of spoon or ladle, spread 1/2 c tomato sauce in a thin layer over the surface of dough, leaving 1/4" border around edge. Sprinkle 1/4 c Parmesan evenly over sauce, followed by 1 c mozzarella. Slide pizza carefully onto stone and bake until crust is well browned and cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, 10-12 minutes, rotating pizza halfway through. Remove pizza and place on wire rack for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Repeat this with second ball of dough

Enjoy:)

7 comments:

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious pizza love that you made from scratch.

divya said...

oh wow...Mouthwatering here...Loved the platter...so tempting and delicious!

Follow Foodie said...

Absolutely fantastic recipe
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pizza looks so colorful and inviting.
Deepa

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Perfectly done !

spicyrecipes said...

Delicious pizza

Rita Bose said...

Pizza really looks perfect! Drooling over here! :)
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