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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
rise:
45 mins
freeze:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Yield:
4 pizza crusts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In food processor, combine flour, semolina and yeast. In a small bowl, combine water, oil, honey and salt. With processor running, pour water mixture through feed tube in a steady stream. Process until dough forms a mass and cleans sides of the bowl.

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  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic, adding additional flour as needed to keep dough from sticking. Shape into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size (45 to 60 minutes).

  • Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.

  • Cut dough into 4 equal portions with a serrated knife. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes. Pat each piece of dough into a disk. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough portion out to a very thin, rough circle that measures 10 to 12 inches in diameter (don't worry if pizza is not perfectly round, that adds to the charm.)

  • Separating each pizza dough circle with sheets of waxed paper, stack the circles on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Wrap and freeze dough until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Proceed as directed with your choice of pizza toppings. Dough may be transferred to 2-gallon freezer bags and stored in freezer for up to 1 month.

Frozen Bread Dough Pizza Crust:

Use 1 pound frozen whole wheat or white bread dough, thawed. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out and proceed as directed in Homemade Pizza Crust, Step 4. Makes 4 pizzas.

This dough makes delicious grilled or traditional round pizzas. Dough can be made using a bread machine, adding the liquid ingredients first, dry ingredients next, and yeast last. Put the machine on the Dough setting. Add additional liquid or flour as need to make a moderately stiff dough.

Italian Bread Shell Crust :

Use four 12-inch (10-ounce) thin Italian bread shell (such as Boboli®). Proceed as directed in Homemade Pizza Crust, Step 6. Makes 4 pizzas.

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