Monday, February 6, 2012

Easy Pizza Crust:

With this recipe, you can make pizza as good as any restaraunt! It's super easy and turns out great! We've even served it to company and they rave about it!!! I hope you give it a try!

Dry Ingredients:
1 & 1/2 cups flour
1  & 1/2 tsp. baking powder (only use 3/4 tsp. if you are using double-acting baking powder)
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 tsp. salt

Yeast Mixture:
1 tsp. sugar
1 cup warm water
1 Tblsp. dry yeast

1 egg
1 Tblsp. olive or canola oil

In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients; set aside. In a large glass or bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Allow to grow. In a large bowl, beat egg and oil. Add yeast mixture. Stir in dry ingredients until smooth (this is a batter, not a dough!!). Pour onto greased pizza pan. Allow to rise for 5 minutes. Spread batter evenly over entire pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Top with desired toppings and return to oven. Bake an additional 8-10 minutes, or until toppings are hot and cheese is melted!

-The "warm" water in the yeast mixture is very important. If it's too hot or too cold, the yeast will die. The best temperature is about like baby bath water. Just that perfect "warm" feeling.
-Make it like Pizza Hut! Spread on sauce, top with cheese first and then pepperoni. Bake until cheese is melted and pepperoni is starting to curl up slightly!
-Serve this with some awesome bread sticks! Click here for my recipe!


Anonymous said...

How big is the pizza pan you use for your pizza crust recipe?

Karissa Wagner said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I have actually used several different sizes. It depends on whether you like a thicker or thinner crust. I prefer thin, so I use a bigger pizza pan or a cookie sheet. If you like thicker crust, then I would suggest using a smaller pan. Hope it turns out well for you!!

Anonymous said...

Have you used the Better Batter flour mix? I know I would need to eliminate the xanthan gum but do I still include the baking powder?

Karissa Wagner said...

I've actually never heard of this Better Batter Flour mix, so I looked it up, and I can't see all of the ingredients that they use, but if you have a box, then you probably can. If the ingredient list includes baking powder, then I would suggest not using it. However, if there is no baking powder listed, then I would go by the recipe and add it in. You're also right about the xanthan gum, but I have found that sometimes mixes don't have enough xanthan gum. If you want to be safe and go ahead and add a 1/2 teaspoon, that would be fine as well. It's up to you, though!! I hope it turns out well for you!!!

leslie said...

Looking forward to trying this recipe for our grand-daughter one day soon. She is a sweet-heart. Thankful I was still able to remember your site. Lord bless and congratulations on your marriage. :)