If you are looking for the best thin crust pizza dough recipe then you are going to love this recipe as it is foolproof and there are very few chances of messing it up.
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, 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.
If you still do not get a crispy crust let me know in the comments section and we can try to help you out.
How crispy you want your pizza crust depends on your preference and in this recipe I will let out a few secrets to getting an even crispier crust for someone who loves the cracker-like crisp crusts.
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. I actually love making my own pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese.
There are different recipes to make with leftover pizza sauce so I do that at times when I have any leftovers.
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 ml 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.
In this thin crust pizza dough recipe, you do not need to knead the dough. Kneading will cause stronger gluten bonds to form and give the crust a nice airy texture which is something we are trying to avoid in this recipe.
You have to knead the dough when you make a Neapolitan pizza dough recipe.
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.
HOW TO COOK YOUR OWN PIZZA
For this part, you can either cook your own pizza sauce or buy a jarred pizza sauce.
I make my own pizza sauce as it is easy to make and this is my favorite pizza sauce recipe so you can use that and toppings of your choice.
Cooking Thin Crust Pizza in Pizza Oven
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 on a baking tray alone when cooking.
You can always use a pizza stone alternative but make sure to use something hot underneath the pizza and preheat that surface to around 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Use an IR thermometer to get the exact temperature of the surface and then transfer the pizza to the oven using a pizza peel or just another flat surface that helps to transfer it easily(time to get creative).
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. I dont use parchment paper and that is just me but I ave a pizza peel.
So, if you dont have a pizza peel, parchment paper does come in handy.
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. The time needed to cook teh pizza can vary depending on your pizza oven.
Make sure to go for the highest temperature setting as that is the best temperature to cook pizzas. The hotter the oven, the better the pizza crust.
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 work 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.
This is the best thin crust pizza dough recipe hence you are going to get that thin crust just make sure to use some flour and spread the dough thin enough.
You can keep it a little thick if you want the crispy crust and the chewy texture in the pizza slice.
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.
I can get this thickness on my thin crust pizza just by pushing the dough with my hands, so I have never used a rolling pin but if that helps you then you should go with it.
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.
I can use even tipo 00 flour for my thin crust pizza dough recipe and it works well. I just stretch out the pizza dough extremely thin and that works so well.
But I would recommend using all purpose flour for this thin crust pizza dough recipe as it is 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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Lee Becatti says
Probably a dumb question but do you bake the pizza on the parchment paper?
Well, I don’t think it is a dumb question and I usually never use parchment paper. Why do you plan on using one anyway? If you are afraid your pizza dough would stick to the surface then you can use some melted butter on your pizza pan. There are a lot of variables here in play so if you tell me exactly why you want to use it, I would be able to help you out. However, if you still want to use one, you can read this post on how to cook pizza using parchment paper to get a better idea.