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We call for bread flour because it's higher in protein than all-purpose flour and makes a firmer, denser crust. You can, however, substitute all-purpose flour.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 1997

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
2 (10-inch) pizza crusts (serving size: 1 crust)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine water and oil; add to flour mixture. Stir until mixture forms a ball.

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  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes). Place the dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down; divide in half. Cover and let dough rest 10 minutes.

  • Working with one portion at a time (cover remaining dough to keep from drying), roll each portion into a 10-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough on two baking sheets, each sprinkled with 1 tablespoon cornmeal.

  • Food Processor Variation:

  • Place the first 4 ingredients in a food processor, and pulse 2 times or until well-blended. With processor on, slowly add water and oil through food chute; process until dough forms a ball. Process 1 additional minute. Turn out onto a lightly floured counter; knead 9 to 10 times. Proceed with step 2 in above recipe.

  • Bread Machine Variation:

  • Follow manufacturer's instructions for placing al ingredients except cooking spray and cornmeal into bread pan. Select dough cycle; start bread machine. Remove dough from machine (donot bake). Proceed with step 2 in above recipe.

Nutrition Facts

603 calories; calories from fat 14%; fat 9.7g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 5.3g; poly fat 1.6g; protein 18.5g; carbohydrates 108.5g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 7mg; sodium 589mg; calcium 24mg.
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