You are here

Member since December 2005

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
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is a must every week in our house now & a huge hit with my non-vegan family! My husband loves it super thin so I bake it for 5 min then flip it over for another 5 & a crispy thin crust (I use a non stick spray to make sure it will turn easy).  My favorite toppings are fresh bell peppers, artichoke hearts in water (Trader Joes has the best for only $1.99 a jar :)), mushrooms & tomatoes.  Super yummy with the home made pesto in place of red sauce!  Thanks for the great recipe.  (I have made it a few days ahead and put in in a ziplock with non-stick spray and its just as yummy)

0 likes

MMM I am making this now. Waiting for the dough to rise and it already smells fantastici didnt have any oregano so I just used an italian herb mix. My topping will be: chilli sundried tomatoes,  spring onion, green olives, broccoli, pineapple, and possible peas and corn just for something different. I can wait. And I will probably add quite a lot of fresh basil and garlic to my tomato sauce.
Thank you for the recipe! (this is my first attempt at a pizza crust)

0 likes

This looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it and feed it to all my carnivorous friends! Does anyone know if this dough can be frozen and used at a later time?

0 likes

well....seems like this is a really good crust! i'm currently dieting so i'm not sure i should tempt myself...i stopped to read this recipe cause the picture of the pizza was !!fant-awesome!! but as soon as my treat day comes, i'll remember this and come back!! (Down 7.5lbs, 18.5lbs to go for 1st goal!)

0 likes

ok, so, i was able to make two personal pizzas, one for me and one for my dad. I added everything i said above but also sunflower seeds. This is THE BEST PIZZA EVER!!! I just thought you all should know!

0 likes

I am making this at the moment. The dough is rising in a metal bowl covered in tinfoil out in the garage. I also made a pesto using the basil growing in my garden, and I am going to use the pesto as a pizza sauce! :D

For my toppings I am going to use garlic, tomato, cheese, soy crumbles, onion, and possibly broccoli.

After I eat this I will tell you how it was for me, but it looks awesome so far.

Also, i fogot to add the garlic powder so I am going to sprinkle it on the outside of the dough before I bake it so it will have a garlicy crust :)

0 likes

Mmmm. The herbs make this crust interesting, I really like it.
I made 2 small non-pan pizzas and it worked great.
Probably the best crust ever. :D

0 likes

this crust is really good- i was lucky enough to have fresh basil and thyme on hand which i think adds to it. next time i make it i think ill split the dough into two balls and make a thin crust, because im not a huge fan of thick crust- but it was excellent alll around worth trying!

0 likes

Excellent crust.  This was my first time I have worked with yeast and my crust wasn't as thick as in the picture but still it was very good.  Thanks for the recipe, I'll be making this again and again!

0 likes

This was good.
The dough made 2 9' pan pizzas for me, and it was still a little thick for my taste.

0 likes

Pages

Log in or register to post comments