Delicious Garlicky Pizza Crust

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  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/8 cups warm water
  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 1/2 cups flour, salt, garlic powder and dried basil, stirring with a spoon until the dough comes together but it still sticky. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball and work the additional 1/2 cup flour (you don’t need to use all if it is not needed) in to the dough, kneading it on a floured surface for a few minutes. Rub the same bowl with olive oil then place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise for about 1 1/2 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. After the dough has risen, punch it down and place it back on the floured surface. Using a roll pin or your hands, form it into your desired shape. Place the towel back over the dough and let sit in the warm place for 10 minutes. While the dough is rising again, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Mix it with the garlic and 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese.

  3. Bring the dough back out and using a spoon or pastry brush, douse the outside edges with the butter and garlic mixture. You can spread the butter all over; just make sure to focus on the edges. Use it all up! Next, add your desired toppings- start with your favorite pizza sauce. Spread it evenly over the crust. Next add the cheese- mozzarella is suggested(some like to add others). The last step is adding the toppings whether its meat or veggies let your taste buds take over. Return the pizza back to the oven and bake the pizza for 23-25 minutes (or longer if needed, depending on your toppings), or until crust and cheese are both golden. While pizza is baking, melt remaining butter and combine with the last tablespoon of parmesan.

  4. Remove pizza from over and immediately brush the outside edges with parmesan butter, using it all up. Sprinkle a bit of parmesan over top if desired. Serve!

Sometimes you have simply had enough of that order out pizza. Nothing against the Pizza Hut's and the Papa John's of the world but they simply don't offer the same taste and feeling a homemade pizza does.  Don't get me wrong there is a time and a place for the order out pizza. When a large amount of family is over and you just do not have the time or man power to cook it, or simply when you are in a hurry take out pizzas are great. But, a great family fun activity can now be making your own pizza. And not just any pizza, a delicious garlicky crust pizza, to satisfy your taste buds. Over time this homemade recipe has been perfected and will be sure to satisfy.

More about your pizza crust...

The type of crust that you choose to create makes a huge difference in the outcome of your pizza recipe.  Thin crust and thick crust pizzas are very different and the one you choose depends on the occasion, the preferences of your guests, and the toppings you plan to use in your recipe.

It is important to consider the occasion when you are choosing what kind of crust to use for your pizza recipe.  Thick crust is a great option if it is cold outside and you have hungry guests who are craving a hearty meal of pizza and beer.  A thin crust may be more appropriate if you are planning a light meal during the summertime, accompanied by a salad and white wine.

We strive to bring you the best recipes for all pizza, no matter what kind of crust you choose.  We hope that you enjoy all of the recipes that you find on this site and that you will continue to visit pizzamenu.com for all of your pizza making needs.

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