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Try this California Pizza Kitchen Pizza Crust recipe, or contribute your own.
Recipe By: The California Pizza Kitchen Cookbook To prepare dough: Dissolve yeast in water and set aside for 5 to 10 min.. Be sure that water is not too hot: Temps over 120 will kill the yeast. UPRIGHT ELECTRIC MIXER: Use mixing paddle attachment because batch size is too small for the dough hook. Combine all other ingredients. Add dissolved yeast. Use the lowest 2 speeds to mix dough. Mix 2-3 min. until dough is smoth and elastic. Overmixing will produce tough, rubbery dough, and friction will cause dough to rise too fast. IF USING FOOD PROCESSOR: Use dough blade.proceed as in preceeding instructions. IF MIXING BY HAND: Place dry ingredients in a 4-6 qt mixing bowl , make a well in the middle and add liquids. Use a wooden spoon to combine. Lightly oil hands and knead for 5 minutes. When done the dough should be slightly tacky. LIGHTLEY OIL THE ball and the interior of a 1 qt. glass bowl. Place dough ball in bowl and seal bowl air-tight with clear food wrap. Set aside at room temperature to rise until double in bulk: 1-1/2 - 2 hrs. The dough could be used now BUT it would be NOTHING SPECIAL! To obtain that wonderful, chewy, flavorful dough that it will later become, punch down dough, reform a nice round ball and return it to same bowl; cover again with clear plastic wrap. Place bowl in refrigerator overnight, covered airtight. About 2 hours before you are ready to assemble pizza, remove dough from fridge, use a sharp knife to divde dough into 2 equal portions. Roll smaller dough into round balls on a smoothe surface; seal any holes by pinching . Place the dough balls in a glass casserole dish, space far enough to allow each to rise until doubled in size (about 2 hrs.). They should be smooth and puffy. To stretch and form dough for pizza, sprinkle flour on smooth surface. Use a spatula to carefully remove dough ball from casserol dish . Be very careful to preserve its round shape. Flour the dough liberally. Use your hand or rolling pin to press dough down forming a flat circle about 1/2" thick. Pinch dough between your fingers around edge forming a 1/4" rim. Continue this outward stretching until you have reaached a 9" diameter pizza dough. Yields ennough dough for 2- 9" pizzas. After topping pizza transfer to pizza stone in preheated oven. The stone should be preheated at 500 degrees for 1 hour. Bake 8 to 10 min. NOTE: I was really sorry I did not double this recipe the first time I made it!!!!!! It is sooo delicious we ate more (and wanted more)! For something diffrent (and quite good) try " The Original Bbq Chicken Pizza". Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #190 Date: Mon, 08 Jul 1996 23:12:15 +0000 From: Cheryl Gimenez
gretchenlawrence 1y agoMade a double batch by putting ingredients in my bread machine to make dough while I did other things for an hour and a half. So much easier than all those instructions and delicious! Put warm water in first. Than then flour, then sugar in the midfle. Make a well and put in yeast. Put salt and oil around edge. Keeping salt away from the yeast and set to dough setting. When I made crust prebaked she'll for a couple minutes and put the toppings on. Finished cooking. Yum and easy.
aphilbeck8 5y agoI am so looking forward to having this tomorrow for lunch. I took off some days to cook things I don't normally cook. Actually thats what I do all the time.LOL Thanks and Im sure it will be great.
Asnea525 6y agoThe great thin crust was perfect! It worked fine even after rising for only three hours! However, I did add 1/4 cup H2O when kneading.
debbieatownsend 6y agoAbsolutely a delicious thin crust pizza!, However make sure you realize you need to make this up the day before you plan on using.
DaveFeromLA 7y agoGreat pizza dough. Make a lot and store it in the fridge, make a great pizza easily after a hectic day at work.