Cooking pizzas are simple and easy but you need to know the basics to do it properly.
This best CRISPY thin crust pizza dough recipe is about how to make the best thin crust pizza dough at home.
It is easy to follow a recipe online since there are so many out there.
However, this one is fool-proof as I have personally tried this recipe, and every time you get that nice crispy base with a slightly chewy texture, which makes the perfect thin crust pizza.
This depends on your preference and we will also teach you how to make pizzas with crispy and chewy finishes.
Personally, I prefer the crispy finish(slightly chewy) but there is also nothing wrong with a chewy crust with a slightly crispy texture.
This recipe will teach you how to make the dough of the pizza and cook it with the simplest of ingredients.
You can also make your own pizza sauce and cook multiple pizzas in one go.
Learning how to make the best pizzas at home will add to your meal options or you can make it while you relax and watch your favorite shows.
This will surely get your palates satisfied.
So whether you are trying to learn how to make thin-crust pizza or you already know how to do it and you just want to master it more, this recipe will surely help you with those goals.
Best Crispy Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe
- 230 grams of Tipo 00 flour/ all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of instant yeast
- I teaspoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt.
- 160 grams of warm water
- 20 grams of olive oil
Step 1: Mix The Dry Ingredients
Use a large bowl and then put all the dry ingredients in it first.
Use a spoon to mix the ingredients for about 30 seconds to make sure that the ingredients are well-distributed.
You can also use a whisk but just make sure that the dry ingredients are mixed well.
Get your water ready and then create a hole in the center of the flour mixture by pushing it on the side.
Step 2: Mix The Water
After creating a small well at the center of the dry ingredients, pour the water and then slowly push the flour into the water using your hand.
Use your other hand to turn the bowl around.
Make sure to get your hands wet accordingly if the dough sticks to your hands.
Pull the outer dough and then fold it into the center of the dough until there is no flour left inside the bowl.
You can also use a stand mixer to do this and make the process less messy.
Use the same preparation method and then mix with a spoon first before using the paddle attachment.
Step 3: Cut The Dough
After the dough has been formed into a sticky ball, use a pastry scraper and then cut the ball into two.
Use your hands and roll the small dough into a smaller ball before storing it.
Pour some oil into a container and then place the ball of dough in it.
Use oil and put it on your knuckles before you press down on the ball until the dough is flattened inside the container.
Step 4: Let It Rest And Rise
Cover the plastic container and then leave the dough to rest and rise for 45 minutes at room temperature.
You can also refrigerate the dough to make it last for up to 5 days in the fridge.
You can also mark the container where the dough started so you will see if the dough has doubled.
Once it has, you can now use it and cook the best thin-crust pizzas at home.
HOW TO COOK YOUR OWN PIZZA
For this part, you can either cook your own pizza sauce or buy a jarred pizza sauce.
You might already have a favorite pizza sauce so you can use that as well as the toppings of your choice.
Step 1: Preheat The Oven
Once everything is ready, place a pizza stone or pizza steel inside the pizza oven at the lowest rack and then preheat the oven with the pizza stone at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you are using a conventional oven, make sure to use a pizza stone to keep the thin crust of the pizza crispy.
If not, you can go with a pizza steel or parchment paper alone when cooking.
Step 2: Stretching The Dough
While you are waiting for the oven to preheat, get one ball of dough that has risen and has doubled in size.
Use your hands to scrape off the dough from the sides of the container.
Prepare a large parchment paper on a clean work surface and then put some droplets of oil onto the paper.
Place the ball of dough on the parchment paper and the remaining olive oil.
Use either oil or water on your hands and then roll the dough in a circular motion to spread the oil.
You can then start stretching the dough from the edges and then gradually pushing it out.
Use your hands but make sure that your hands are flat so that the pizza dough will not have holes in it.
Get your pizza sauce and then spread a thin layer of it onto the dough.
Sprinkle cheese all over the pizza sauce and then place your toppings afterward.
Get a pizza peel and then slide the parchment paper onto the pizza peel while you wait for the oven.
Step 3: Bake The Pizza
Slide the pizza onto the pizza stone and then close the door of the oven immediately.
Make sure to do this quickly or you risk losing heat from the oven when it is left open for too long.
Allow the pizza to bake for at least 8 minutes before opening the oven and checking it.
Once the cheese is bubbling, the edges are browned, and the bottom crust is crispy, you can remove it.
Place the pizza on a board and then cut it with a pizza cutter before serving!
How Do You Get Thin Crust Chewier Or Crispier?
For pizza lovers who like the crispy texture on their pizza crust, all you need is a pizza dome.
It is a tool that covers and radiates heat into the pizza so it cooks quickly with a crispy result.
The use of a pizza stone also helps a lot as it helps in getting rid of the excess moisture, therefore, eliminating the soggy result on your pizza crust so you will have crispy finishes always.
If you love the New York-style pizza where you can fold the slive and take a huge bite, then all you need is a glutenous dough.
This helps stretch the dough and it has an elastic property.
Baking the pizza at lower temperatures will also help you attain the chewiness that you want.
I am not the biggest fan of chewy pizza crusts but it makes no difference in the flavor.
How Do You Make Pizza Crust Thinner?
Using your hands to stretch the dough is the best way to make the pizza crust thinner.
The secret is to push the dough from the edge and slowly working with the thicker center.
That way, you will not have a thin center with thick edges.
So by carefully pushing the dough on the edges, you can stretch it to have a thinner crust without using rolling pins and other tools.
How Thin Should I Roll My Pizza Dough?
If you decide to use a rolling pin and if you find it easier to do so, then, by all means, use it.
A rolling pin can help you create an even and flat surface for the pizza sauce and toppings.
In order to make a thin crust pizza, you will still need to push the edges and balance out the thickness.
Personally, I make my thin-crust pizzas with a thickness of only 1/8 of an inch.
You can go with 1/4-inch thickness but I would not recommend going thicker than that.
Does Olive Oil Make Pizza Dough Crispy?
Yes, olive oil does help make the pizza dough crispier.
If you put a thin layer of olive oil underneath the pizza dough, you prevent any moisture from seeping into the pizza crust.
This makes the pizza dough crispier in the end.
Plus, the olive oil, when heated, can sometimes help create a fried finish on the outside of the crust making it golden brown and crispy.
What Is The Best Flour For For Pizza Dough?
The most used type of flour for pizza is all-purpose flour as it contains protein but not as much as other types of flour.
It is also very easy to manage and can be used in other recipes.
If you want to make an authentic Neapolitan pizza, then you can use 00 Flour as it is one of the finest types of flour and will give your pizza that thin crust without compromising the flavor.
Why Is Thin Crust Better?
Thin crust is better because, first, it has a crispy finish that adds texture to the rather baked ingredients and toppings.
It is also healthier as you are eating less dough with a thin-crust pizza.
That means that there are fewer calories, carbohydrates, and other fatty minerals.
This, of course, depends if you compare the thin crust to a thick crust that has the same toppings.
Do try this recipe and let me know how it turned out for you!
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