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Video:How to Make Thin-Crust Pizza

with Gina Miller

Thin crust pizza is crunchy and chewy at the same time and makes the perfect New York slice. Get a recipe to make your own thin crust pizza dough in this video from About.com.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Thin-Crust Pizza

Ingredients for Thin Crust Pizza

I am a huge fan of real NY style thin pizza crust that is chewy, with crisp edges from the heat of the ovens. Here's how to make one at home. The ingredients you'll need are:

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

How to Make Thin Crust Pizza Dough

First in a medium bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water -- make sure the water is at least 110 degrees F. Then let the mixture stand until creamy, usually about 10 minutes. Now stir in the flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 more minutes.

Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a oiled bowl and turn over on all sides. Then cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until it is double in size, this should take about 1 hour.

When the dough has risen remove it from the bowl and punch down, then form into a tight ball.

How to Stretch Pizza Dough on a Pan

Place the dough in a round pizza pan and move the pan in clockwise motion carefully pulling the dough to the sides of the pan. Dust your hands with flour to keep the dough from sticking. Gently stretch the dough starting in the middle with both hands close together, and slowly pull your hands apart.

Turn the pan in 15 degree increments and repeat this step until the dough is thin and consistent throughout the entire diameter of the pan.

Top your pizza with your favorite toppings and transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza stone in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to slice the pie into delicious sections.

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