Bread flour yields this tender crust that bakes before you add any toppings. Once you try this, you will never buy frozen again.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
Combine flour, salt, sugar, dry milk, butter or margarine, yeast, and warm water. Gather into a ball. Turn out an a lightly floured surface, and knead until the dough is smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover with a damp cloth, and place in a warm spot for 2 hours.
Punch down the dough. Roll out to fit a 14 inch pizza pan. Allow to rise until doubled in size.
Bake at 375 degrees F ( 190 degrees C) until crust is a very light brown color. Remove from oven.
Place desired toppings on the pizza. Bake for 20 minutes, or until toppings are done.
Although making pizza is simple, there are few tricks that will help ease the process along.