Amazingly easy thin crust pizza dough -genius recipe

July  8, 2012
2 Ratings
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

This is from Robbie's Recipe Collection ( and in its original form. You can make this in half the time it takes to schlep to your local pizzeria AND it's crispy. —Africancook

What You'll Need
  • 25 ounces pack active dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water at 110 degrees F
  • 1.75 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in water, allow to rest for 8 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour and salt.
  3. Pour yeast mixture over flour mixture and combine well with a heavy spoon.
  4. Turn dough on to a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.
  5. Working from edges to centre, press dough into a 12-inch circle.
  6. Place dough on lightly greased pizza pan and stretch dough to edges.
  7. Spread sauce of choice over crust and top with cheese and other desired items.
  8. Bake in a 500 F oven for 8 - 12 minutes or until edges are golden.

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3 Reviews

Melanie March 31, 2014
The dough has good flavor for such a quick preparation. I par baked for 5 minutes in 500 oven on a pizza stone, then added tomato sauce, sausage, fresh mozzarella and home grown basil. Cooked another 10 mins. Crust was nice and crispy. Thank you for this quick recipe.
Africancook December 3, 2012
Oops, it should be 0.25 oz. i.e. a quarter of an ounce.
Food December 3, 2012
What's up with 25 ounces of yeast?