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Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe

by Gourmet Food World
An easy recipe for making a perfect thin crust pizza.

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Yield: 4 pizza dough balls

Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe Instructions



  • Additional flour as needed when rolling out the dough
  • Corn meal for dusting the pizza tray


  1. Set aside in advance the 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of oil.
  2. Clean a flat work surface.  A marble/granite counter top is preferred.  Then make a mound with the 3 cups of flour (use 4 cups of flour if this is your first time), and then make a well in the center (the yeast and water will go in that well next, so make sure the well is big enough to hold 1 cup of water).  3 cups of flour is all you need, but if this is your first time I would suggest 4 cups so your well has extra “structural support” so it doesn’t break and flood out – no worries, you’re only going to incorporate only the flour you need, not all of it.
  3. Take 1/3 cup of the warm water and dissolve the yeast into it.  It’s really important that the water is between 105 – 115 degrees F, otherwise the yeast may not activate if the temperature is too low, or your may kill it if it’s too hot. Then poor the dissolved yeast mixture into the flour well along with the remaining 2/3 cup of warm water.
  4. Using one hand, gradually and slowly swirl your hand in a circular motion incorporating flour from the sides of the well.  When you get a rough, sticky mass, add the 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.  Continue incorporating the flour gradually until you have a soft, but not sticky mass.  Shape your dough into a ball.
  5. Clean your work surface and then flour the surface generously.  Begin kneading the dough, kneading, folding, flipping and kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic. It will take about 7-10 minutes.  While kneading, if the dough sticks to your hands, sprinkle some more flour on top.  When you flip the dough, gently sprinkle some flour on the surface as needed.  If the dough feels to dry, sprinkle with some water.
  6. Lightly wipe a cookie sheet with some olive oil.  Place the dough onto the sheet and cover with a damp kitchen towel and let rest for 5 minutes.  Then divide the dough into 4 pieces, cover withe a damp towel, and let rise for about 3 1/2 hours.  The dough should approximately double in size.


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