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Herb Crust Pan Pizza

What you need: 

3/4 cup lukewarm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon + 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup pizza sauce
toppings of your choice

What you do: 

1. Proof yeast: In a bowl, blend together lukewarm water and sugar. Mix in yeast and let stand 10 minutes, or until foamy.
2. In another bowl, combine all-purpose flour, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, and thyme.
3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to yeast mixture, and then pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until it is dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Add more flour if sticky. Cover and let it stand 1-1/2 hours in warm, non drafty place.
4. When dough has risen, oil an 8- to 9-inch diameter deep dish pan with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Spread 1 tablespoon of cornmeal on a dry flat surface and roll out the dough till about 9 inches in diameter. Place in pan. Add the sauce and toppings.
5. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Preparation Time: 
2 hours; Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
Servings: 
2 to 4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

@Tweedle - Yep! I think someone else suggested it before, but if you spray some oil into a ziploc bag, it'll keep fine. I usually make a triple batch of the dough, make two pizzas and then save the rest to make mini pizzas throughout the week for lunch. It saves very well!

And also, this recipe is soooo fantastic. Can't get enough of it since I tried it the first time a few weeks ago!

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does anyone know if I can make this a day ahead of time and keep it in the fridge til I use it the next night?

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This crust is awesome! I used half whole wheat half unbleached white flour. The herbs make it so delicious and it smells so good! I wanted to scrape the toppings off my pizza and just eat the crust! My non veg family never eats the food I make, but everyone had a peice of this and loved it! We ate the whole thing! Thanks for a great recipe!

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I've made this twice now, once using half whole wheat/half regular flour, and once using all whole wheat flour. Both times I split the dough to make two pizzas.  The first time was just incredible, the second time (all WWflour) didn't seem to rise as much, so I maybe should have made just one pizza with it.  Delicious, regardless.  I used a bunch of different toppings, but the winner, by far, was the half that had: homemade sundried tomato pesto, marinated tofu, caramelized onions, sliced yellow bell peppers, and peaches!  Insanely good.

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i made this a while ago, but everyone loved it. All my non veggie friends kept asking me to make more. Hahah

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made a double batch of this last night and formed it into one big base and two half sized ones, topped with...everything... and baked for 15 minutes.
having the tasty herb mix cooked into the base was great, and they came out just crunchy enough on the outside but lovely and fluffy inside.  Super easy, and great outcome, I'll definitely use this recipe again.

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Mmmm! I didn't make this a "pan" pizza... instead I spread it out very thin across a normal size circular pizza pan.  Turned out thinner and crispy and very tasty!  The dough smelled SOO good as I was kneading it. 

I made mine a "bbq chik'n" pizza... topped it with bbq sauce, Daiya vegan cheese both Italian style and Cheddar, red onions, yellow onions, green onions, Roma tomatoes, Light Life Smart Strips Chick'n Style Strips, and Light Life Bacon...

HOLY YUM

I'll definitely be making this crust again. 

forgot to mention that I used 1 cup regular flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour... that was super good that way! 

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Mmmm! I didn't make this a "pan" pizza... instead I spread it out very thin across a normal size circular pizza pan.  Turned out thinner and crispy and very tasty!  The dough smelled SOO good as I was kneading it. 

I made mine a "bbq chik'n" pizza... topped it with bbq sauce, Daiya vegan cheese both Italian style and Cheddar, red onions, yellow onions, green onions, Roma tomatoes, Light Life Smart Strips Chick'n Style Strips, and Light Life Bacon...

HOLY YUM

I'll definitely be making this crust again. 

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my go to pizza crust recipe. I've used it with the Amazing Tofu Feta Pizza with Roasted Red Pepper Jam and Caramelized Onions recipe on this site; it's phenomenal! I've also doubled the recipe (except for the packet of yeast) and made two separate pizzas for my omnivorous bf and me- he loves it too! amazing recipe!

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pretty tasty! i used half whole wheat flour and half white. my toppings were: fresh basil, mushrooms, red onion, garlic, and olives. i also didn't have oregano, so i used some sage. love it!

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