Herbed Pizza Crust

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Serves: 4,Yield: 112-inch pizza
  • Ingredients

  • 2/3 cupwater( 110 to 115 degrees F)
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or 2 1/4 cupsbread flour
  • 1teaspoonsugar
  • 1teaspoondried rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoondried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoonblack pepper, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoondried thyme leaves
  • 2teaspoonsactive dry yeast
  • 1tablespooncornmeal(optional)
  • Directions

  • Measure carefully, placing all ingredients except cornmeal in bread machine pan in order specified by owner manual.
  • Program dough cycle setting; Press start.
  • When dough is finished, remove dough from bread machine and let it rest 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Pat and gently stretch dough from edges until dough seems to not stretch anymore.Let rest 2-3 minutes more.Continue patting and stretching until dough is 12 – 14 inches in diameter.
  • Spray 12-14 inch pizza pan with cooking spray; Sprinkle with cornmeal, if desired.
  • Press dough into pan; Cover with towel and let stand in warm place for about 10 minutes***I have added toppings with the dough from here and baked and it’s great! But the recipe continues on — ***
  • Position oven rack in lowest position; Preheat oven at 500°F Prick crust with fork at 2 inch intervals, Bake 4 – 5 minutes or until top is dry but not yet golden.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Follow topping and baking directions for individual recipes.
  • Makes 1 thick 12-inch crust or 1 medium-thick 14 inch crust. *** I’ve also been known to add garlic to this recipe.*** Enjoy!
  • Reviews

  • “This turned out really well with good flavour and texture. I will use this recipe again. I had to use a little extra water in mine as the bread machine was making a thumping sound.”

  • “I mixed with my hands and kneed the bread “old school”. Still came out great! I made 6 medium size pizzas!”

  • “I thought this was very good.I used half white/half wheat flour and added 1/2 tsp garlic powder.I also had to add more water as several reviewers stated.I added more than 1/4 cup because it was so dry; when I pulled it out of the machine to knead it, it was a little sticky and I added a tablespoon or two of flour and then it was perfect.The crust seemed to rise in the oven making it a little thick.We had no pizza left which means my kids liked it, too.”

  • “Delicious!!Perfect flavoring.”

  • “I liked the seasoning combination in yours and decided this is it! I did have to add a bit of water to it.Your recipe is delicious.Thank you for sharing and for making this a most enjoyable weekend!”

  • “I made this recipe last night and aroma was wonderful. I had to add a lot of extra water though. It might be because of the altitude we are at 7200 feet. This crust was so flavorful though. I will be making this again, this would make great calzones. Thanks Cinthea for a great crust recipe!”

  • “This recipe definitely needs more water. If I hadn’t checked the dough thanks to Dale’s warning I would have had a brick instead of dinner.Otherwise it is fine and makes a very nice dough.”

  • “Great with some sun dried tomatoes in the crust.”

  •