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Pizza Crust

What you need: 

1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
1/3 cup lukewarm water
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup lukewarm water

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F if baking crust now. Dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup lukewarm water and let stand 10 minutes.
2. In a bowl, mix flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture, blend, then add 2/3 cup lukewarm water to make a pliable, elastic dough.
3. Form into a ball, cover with a clean cloth, and let rise until doubled in a warm place (about 20-30 minutes).
4. Roll out dough onto pizza stone or a flat pan; leave a lip around the edge. Top with olive oil, if desired, and spread sauce; add toppings of your choice. Bake for about 20 minutes, until crisp.
Variations: Add 4 teaspoons basil for a more flavorful crust. Knead in 4 tablespoons margarine for a more pastry-like crust.
Source of recipe: Kenneth Kuller and friends.'

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+1 to what everbody else has already said about this, including the need for more water.  so easy, no kneading(!), super quick, & great texture.  i stretched this out to the edges of a pizza stone and still had a thick fluffy crust. 

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I had been using another recipe on this site for easy pizza crust. This is easier and tastes like a thousand times better! This is my new go-to pizza crust recipe. Thanks a million!!!

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This was a reallly great pizza dough!  I did have to add 1/3 cup more water.  Used herbs in the crust and 1/2 whole wheat flour.  YUMMY!  I like that it seems to be a very versatile crust...  This time I used a really big pizza pan and was craving a thin crispy crust!  It was perfect.  But from the pics and reviews...  It looks like it makes mean fluffy pizza too!  Oh... and some of the toppings I used.... sundried tomatoes,regular tomatoes, bell peppers, carmelized red and white onions and mushrooms...  OMG.  Heaven. :)>>>

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This turned out really well!  ;)b

I love a good thick pizza with huge crust and this dough was perfect for it. I did have to add some extra water since I used bread flour.

I used tomato paste with italian herbs and nut. yeast as my base and topped it with mozzarella cheeze, sliced tomatoes and bell peppers. It was delicious!

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my mom made this, it was awesome!  we added flax seed into the dough (YUM!) and took your suggestion about basil and olive oil.  yummmy.

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good recipe.  I used whole wheat bread flour, garlic, and an Italian seasoning blend. wipsh I had basil, that would have been wonderful.  Topped my pizza with seasoned tomato sauce w/ TVP, sliced celery, carrots, zucchini, and red pepper.  excellent.

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Wish I had this recipe two days ago! Instead I used the bread stick recipe (with half whole wheat flour) and it made a tasty pizza crust--and so easy!    http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=24199.0

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This turned out really well! I made a Mexican style pizza with our few remaining food items...I cooked some black beans, made a cheezy sauce + taco sauce, and added some taco filling to the top. It would have been superb with some appropriate veggies! I liked the thickness and firmness. Mine didn't brown for some reason..but that didn't matter. I used whole wheat pastry flour, and added just a tiny bit more water.

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Spiffy recipe! I used bread flour, and added some herbs and a tablespoon of oil to my dough. It was quite easy to handle, though I needed another 1/3 cup water to make it stick together. It's a nice stretchy dough, so it's good for a nice thick, soft pizza crust - not a crispy base, as it's a bit hard to roll it out that thin (at least it was for me). Topped with roasted butternut, tomato bits, sauteed onion, fresh corn from my garden, some beans and some uncheese... nom nom nom!!

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Soooo good.  I was intimidated about the idea of making a rising crust at first, but this was really easy...not a lot of kneading and rising and all that.  I made it with 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour because I ran out of white flour halfway through.  And I topped my pizza with delicious mushrooms and this beautiful purple cauliflower from my local co-op.  Deee-lish. 

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