Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thin Crust Pizza

Adapted from Frolicking Foodie

When it comes to pizza, I am a thin crust kind of girl. I think it allows you to enjoy the different flavors without filling up on bread. Anyway, after trying several recipes, I finally found a thin crust that we both liked.



4 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp yeast
2 Tbsp oil (I used oil from sun dried tomatoes)
1 1/2 cup warm water

Toppings:
tomato sauce
mushrooms, sliced
zucchini, thinly sliced
olives, sliced
spinach
mozzarella cheese

Mix the sugar, yeast, oil and water together in a bowl and leave for 5-10 minutes, or until it is foamy. Sift salt and flour and combine wet and dry ingredients, slowly incorporating them. It will start out really messy and slowly come together to form a nice smooth dough. Knead together for about 10 minutes.

After the dough is mixed, put it in a bowl, splash on a bit of oil (just until coated) and let it rise in a sunny spot until it has doubled in size. (this can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on how warm the spot is)

Preheat the oven to 375. Once doubled, take the dough out and cut off a chunk that fits the size that you want. Roll it out on a lightly floured surface until it is a little less than 1/2 centimeter thick and let it rest for a few minutes. Then slather on the sauce and toppings and put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust begins to brown.

1 comment:

bernard louis said...

Healthy Pizza! Low carb, low fat, high protein
Most people like to get stuck into a pizza with extra toppings once in a while. But what if you are on a weight loss (Fat loss diet)?
Do you cut out your favorite foods all together? Or do you find an alternative?
Here is a healthy alternative to greasy pizza that you can eat on more than the odd occasion during your diet....
http://weightlossfitnessworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/healthy-pizza-low-carb-low-fat-high.html