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Never Enough Flatbread/Pizza Crust

What you need: 

1 teaspoon yeast
1 1/4 cup hot water
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups unbleached white flour

What you do: 

1. Grease a cookie sheet. Dissolve the yeast and salt in the hot water.
2. Add flour to the mixture and knead until the dough is no longer sticky (add a little more flour if it is).
3. Divide the dough into 6 balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
4. Spread dough out to form 6 1/4" thick loaves. (If it tries to slide back and won't stay flat, let it rest a minute before stretching it again.)
5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. (It should be lightly browned) Remove from the oven and enjoy!
This recipe also works well with wheat flour, although it will not form as many little pockets. It tastes great alone, with homemade hummus, or topped with sauteed garlic, onions, and peppers. It's very versatile and great to have on hand.

Preparation Time: 
50 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I imagine if it didnt rise your water may have been too hot and killed the yeast. Test the water on the inside of your wrist, it should feel warm but not hot.

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Good stuff, and very easy to make.  I brushed mine with a little olive oil and sprinkled on some crushed rosemary.  I ended up having to bake it for about 14 minutes before it started to brown - probably because of the olive oil.  We ate this with homemade hummus and baba ganouj (using eggplant grown in my solar-heated greenhouse).  Yummy.  Thanks.  ;)b

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i followed this exactly and the bread isn't rising. now it is cold in my apartment, so i preheated the oven early and put the bowls they were supposed to rise in on top. is there anything else i can do?

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