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Herb Crust Pan Pizza

What you need: 

3/4 cup lukewarm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon + 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup pizza sauce
toppings of your choice

What you do: 

1. Proof yeast: In a bowl, blend together lukewarm water and sugar. Mix in yeast and let stand 10 minutes, or until foamy.
2. In another bowl, combine all-purpose flour, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, and thyme.
3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to yeast mixture, and then pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until it is dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Add more flour if sticky. Cover and let it stand 1-1/2 hours in warm, non drafty place.
4. When dough has risen, oil an 8- to 9-inch diameter deep dish pan with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Spread 1 tablespoon of cornmeal on a dry flat surface and roll out the dough till about 9 inches in diameter. Place in pan. Add the sauce and toppings.
5. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Preparation Time: 
2 hours; Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
Servings: 
2 to 4
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This is a great, easy recipe. I use whole wheat pastry flour and it turns out great every time!
Thank you for posting!!! ;)b

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This crust is amazing. I love the flavor that the herbs give it. Will make again!  :)

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This is my new favorite pizza dough recipe!! Thank you Thank you!!!!

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This was AMAZING  :)>>> :)>>>
I made it last night with lots of veggies...and then i had some leftovers just a few minutes ago!
Delicious

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Well, mine was actually not the BEST pizza crust that I've made...and my husband apparently doesn't like any pan crusts...but I thought it was good. I was going to pre-bake it w/o any topping/sauce..but I forgot. I think it could have used it. It was a good crust to try though.  :)

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made this recently and i liked it too, it's really tasty. i cooked it in a pie plate bc i wanted it really thick and it was almost too thick. it was like good focaccia bread with some toppings. in fact if i ever want focaccia type bread i might just make this sans toppings. next time i'll have to make a little well in the middle and put the toppings on that.

the crust on mine did seem a little underdone, so next time i also think i'll prebake it for 5-10 minutes.

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I just made this pizza and I have to say this one is simply the BEST pizza I have ever made!!!! Lately, I have tried a couple of recipes (from this and other sites) and for some reason all the others never seemed to completely cook.  I never enjoyed the crust because no matter what I did, it seemed kind of uncooked.  Not anymore.  This "Herb Crust Pan Pizza" will be my pizza recipe from now on!  It is just perfect and delicious.  I didn't have chives so I used parsley, and it was just fine.  Thanks so much for such a wonderful recipe  ;)b

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  ;)b

Not really much else I can say! Great recipe!

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The best vegan pizza I have ever had. I invited people over for this and they loved it. I used chopped baby spinach, portabello mushrooms, jalapenos, and onions. I actually used 4 pieces of sliced mozzarella cheese(soy vegan) on top, but it didn't seem to make a difference because nobody tasted it. Make sure to slice the jalapenos very thin if you are using them and cook any toppings you are using that have moisture in them. Other than that, great pizza!

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This pizza dough is perfect.

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