Saturday, February 20, 2010

perfect pizza crust.

3/4 cup hot water
2 teaspoons yeast
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour

Mix dough and let rise to double in size.  Preheat pizza stone in a 500 degree oven on the bottom rack.  You can add cornmeal if you like.

Roll crust to approx 1/4" - 1/2" thick.  Transfer to the preheated pan and precook the crust for 5 minutes on the bottom rack.  It will get puffy, but when you pull it out to top it you can press it down and let the steam out.

After 5 minutes pull out the pizza stone with the crust.  Flip the crust and push out the steam.  Assemble your pizza and cook for an additional 7 minutes on the middle rack.