Pizza Base Easy


Pizza Base Easy

Dough preparation
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tsp Active dry yeast
  • 3 cups All purpose flour unbleached
  • 1/2 cup Yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups Lukewarm water 105 to 115° F
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Crisco (for greasing pans)


  • Prepare dough sponge and proof yeast by mixing yeast, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/2 cup water with pinch of sugar dissolved in the water in a bowl.
  • Allow it to stand for 20 minutes until mixture is foamy.
  • Combine the remaining flour with cornmeal or semolina and salt.
  • Mix 1/2 of flour mixture, remaining water with sugar dissolved in it, olive oil and dough sponge.
  • Mix in the remaining flour mixture and knead it for 10 minutes on a floured surface until smooth.
  • Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise until doubled.
  • Punch dough down, divide into portions, dust with flour, and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • For a stuffed deep-dish pizza, remove dough from refrigerator when ready to shape into crust.
  • Divide dough into portions for bottom crust and top cover crust. Punch down dough thoroughly and spread/stretch each dough portion by hand and roller on a greased pizza pan.
  • Place bottom crust into greased deep-dish pan. Add stuffing mixture and cover with top crust. Seal the two dough edges together with fingers . Slit the top crust in three places to allow steam to vent during baking.
  • Add tomato sauce topping and bake in preheated 450ª F oven on lower rack or directly on the pizza stone for 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
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Response (2)
  1. a
    asmin June 26, 2009

    what language is this!!! nobody understands what this is?

  2. f
    farzu February 24, 2006

    just tell in a very easy and simple language……..seems its something else…. keep in mind that u r just xplaining only the base…..but its seems its full whole pizza……its just a simple thing n not hectic like this………………

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