Perfect Homemade Pizza Crust
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Easy thick and chewy homemade pizza crust.
  • 2 cup warm water (110 degrees)
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup unbleached pure cane sugar
  • 4 - 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • about ½ cup olive oil, divided
  1. Place water, sugar, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour and salt and mix on low speed for 8 minutes.
  3. Divide dough into 3 sections for thin crust or 2 sections for thick.
  4. Place each section of dough in a separate bowl with a little bit of olive oil. turn the dough around in the bowl to coat the dough. Let rise about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Start preheating your pizza stone.
  6. Dump the contents of a bowl onto parchment paper and very lightly, use two fingers to spread out to desired size.
  7. Top with sauce, cheese & toppings.
  8. Transfer entire pizza (including parchment paper) onto preheated pizza stone.
  9. Bake in oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  10. Slice hot pizza and serve immediately. Store leftover pizza covered tightly in the refrigerator. Baked pizza slices may be frozen up to 1 month.
Recipe by Natural Chow at