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Pizza Crust

What you need: 

1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
1/3 cup lukewarm water
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup lukewarm water

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F if baking crust now. Dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup lukewarm water and let stand 10 minutes.
2. In a bowl, mix flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture, blend, then add 2/3 cup lukewarm water to make a pliable, elastic dough.
3. Form into a ball, cover with a clean cloth, and let rise until doubled in a warm place (about 20-30 minutes).
4. Roll out dough onto pizza stone or a flat pan; leave a lip around the edge. Top with olive oil, if desired, and spread sauce; add toppings of your choice. Bake for about 20 minutes, until crisp.
Variations: Add 4 teaspoons basil for a more flavorful crust. Knead in 4 tablespoons margarine for a more pastry-like crust.
Source of recipe: Kenneth Kuller and friends.'

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I added basil and vegan margarine! My jeans are about to rip open because I ate so much!!! mmmMMMmm!!!! :)

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worked great except I had to add more water to get all the flour incorporated.  I added a tbsp each: dried thyme, oregano and basil.

both me and my man were shocked.  we'll never buy store pizza again, this was so f-ing good.  i feel comfortable saying it was the best pizza i ever ate.

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Ok last post (besides the pics). It looked really pretty but the flavors didn't come together. This was easily solved by sprinkling more Bragg's atop the whole pizza. I think we all just really miss the salty, cheesy goodness of cheese (drool). Um......so anyway that fixed the taste and as I am typing everyone is gobbling, including the baby. Thx for the flexible recipe! Happy Eating!!

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Ok pizza's done. Waiting for it to cool. We went cheeseless so it shouldn't be a long wait. Also because I rolled it so thin it was done in like 10 minutes at 450 F.

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Dough has definitely doubled in size but I don't think it's big enough for all of us! Yikes...

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Also we used 1.5 tsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos instead of salt...

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Just made the dough. It's rising now. We added 1.5T dried oregano, 3 large basil leaves (fresh), 4 cloves minced garlic, and about 1T fresh curled leaf parsely. Must say it smells fantastico in here ;)b, and also 3T LEVOO and 1.5 tsp raw sugar (to speed up the yeasty action!). Will up date in 15. (Fingers crossed)

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i added only 2 T yeast as suggested later on in the comments... maybe i will try making the crust super thin because it turned out really thick and kinda hard... it still tasted alright though... maybe it was my fault but I will try this recipe again... my pic looks pretty :)

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To answer my own question, one pizza of average thickness will feed around 3 adults. The crust was quite easy to make and tasty. :)

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I have never tried making homemade pizza dough before, but this recipe looks nice and easy :)  A quick question though: about what diameter is the resulting pizza? I am feeding four adults, and wasn't sure how many pizzas I would be needing to make with this recipe.

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