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Thin-crust pizza

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My family loves homemade pizza for several reasons. One of them is that I can easily cater to all kind of requests such as:
“More cheeses, please? Wait, why not have a mixture of Mozallera, Parmesan and Cheddar? That will be ideal.”
“Pineapples, more and more! Mummy!”
“Don’t forget to put in Pepperoni, the one without black pepper please”
“Yes, thin crust only. Remember to add semolina flour this time!”
Even though we had never ordered such a custom-made pizza in any restaurant, I am sure it won’t be cheap to do so.


My initial attempts in making pizza dough were done by hands. It was fun but can be quite tiring especially for someone like me who don’t have strong arms. But now, I discover another pizza dough recipe which I can happily assign all the kneading jobs to my reliable helper, aka my standing kitchen mixer (with a dough hook). It saves me lots of time and energy and at the same time allows me to multi-task other chores. I strongly recommend you to invest in a kitchen mixer if you’re serious about baking.


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I had been using this pizza dough recipe to make pizzas for my family for some time as it worked very well with my kitchen mixer. More importantly, the result had been up to expectation so far. Given my family’s preference for thin crust pizza, I modified the flour combination slightly to achieve the required texture. The recipe can yield two 11” thin crust pizzas which is perfect for serving two to three persons. I added a small amount of finely grounded semolina flour to enhance the flavour and give it a bit of golden coloured crust. The crispy crust, when balanced off with a handful of toppings and melted cheeses, was so delicious and addictive when it’s served warm!! We couldn’t resist the temptation of gulping down one after another and my son broke his eating speed record. Guess what’s the rating given by my son to my pizza? 10 little fingers plus 10 little toes!! I was so touched with his generous rating even though it’s a bit over-exaggerating. This is also his usual way of hinting to his mommy that he likes to have another pizza treat soon.


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The pizza sauce recipe should only be used as a reference as I didn’t measure every single ingredient. It was just my “guestimation”. However, you can still adjust the seasonings to your liking towards the end of the cooking process.


Why not mark down a date on your calendar to make pizza during this school holiday with your kids? Kids always love playing with dough. Get your dough ready and let them have fun decorating it with their favourite toppings. It’s definitely a great fun-filled dayfor the family!!


>>> Click on PAGE 2 BELOW for thin-crust pizza recipe (dough, tomato sauce and toppings) with step by step photos …..


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54 Comments

  1. Anh says:

    i love thin crust pizza! Yours look lovely!

  2. Alice says:

    Yum! Yum! I must try! It must be finger licking good! 😉

  3. Kongkay says:

    Yums, indeed! Wish I can bake 🙁

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  5. I personally prefer thin crust pizzas as well, and your photos can be ads for pizza chains hehe

  6. Joanne says:

    Homemade pizza is the best because you can mix and match as you please! Thin crust is always the best…such a nice crunch.

  7. Ching @ LCOM says:

    Lovely homemade pizza!

  8. Stanislav says:

    I could smell those just look­ing at them! I am excited to try the recipe.I love thin crust pizza, and this pizza looks so tasty!!!

  9. tigerfish says:

    Me too for thin crust pizza! oh yay, “Pineapples, more and more!” for me as well 😀

  10. dropfood says:

    Your recipe was posted.

  11. my family love pizza too especially thin crust pizza, yours looks so tempting and delicious, urging me to make some 🙂

  12. I like pizza with thin crust. Your pizza looks really tempting!

  13. Me and my hubby love pizza very much! Especially thin crust. Your pizza crust looks absolutely crusty and hold it shape nicely! Thanks for sharing. I must try it out for my next pizza dinner. Cheers!

  14. Magi Glucker says:

    I love you thin crust pizza! looks wonderful.

    Magi

  15. Little Inbox says:

    I have not make any dough for pizza before. Just use tortilla. Thin crust pizza is always my choice. Yours look perfect!

  16. mycookinghut says:

    Love thin crust pizza and this one looks good. Need to really give it a go in making pizza again as I made it a while ago..

  17. noobcook says:

    woah thin-crust pizzas are the best and yours look superb!

  18. I do love making pizzas myself, simply because I can have as many toppings as I like. No bought pizzas can beat those homemade ones with lots of fresh veggies and other meats on top.

  19. Agnes Ma says:

    Lee Mei: Would you please let me know where I can buy this book “孟老师的100道面包”. By the way, I live in the California. Is the book written in English or Chinese?

  20. Evelyn Ng says:

    I like the combination of 160g bread flour and 40g semolina flour. I par-baked on last Fri and freeze it. But I skipped the step 10 and 12 on the ‘resting’ time. And I baked it in the oven today and surprisingly crispy! My son has a small role decorating the pizza and he likes it. Thanks for sharing the receipe 🙂

    • food-4tots says:

      Evelyn: Thanks so much for your kind feedback! So glad that your son enjoys decorating the pizza. I haven’t tried to freeze it before. Thanks for sharing this great tip with me! 😉

  21. Love love thin crust pizzas. I just use pita bread but my sis is just like u and makes them from scratch! Next on my toppings to use is canned tuna like u suggested.

  22. juhuacha says:

    Do u need to dissolve yeast with some lukewarm water and wait for it to foam before adding to the flour?

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  24. I used your recipe for the sauce, and I love it! Thank you for posting!! It made quite a bit which I was happy with and was able to freeze!

  25. nezzy says:

    Hi there!

    I just made this wonderful thin crust pizza and we loved it! The only thing is our crust is a little hard and doughy… not sure if its because of the yeast I use, it is expiring soon… Or i did not proof it enough. Any idea? Also, we have a pizza stone that came with the oven and it could be the conditions and temp are different.

    • food-4tots says:

      Nezzy: Thanks for your kind feedback. Did you follow all the steps stated in my recipe? Try to pre-bake the crust for 5 minutes before adding your ingredients. I think the main culprit could be your pizza stone which you need to check with your suppliers. Hope it helps. 😉

  26. Lynn says:

    Christmas is coming and is looking for some festives cookies… however, this “Gingerbread man cookies” does not lead me to the real “Gingerbread man cookies”. May I know where is the “Gingerbread man cookies” link? Thank you for sharing…

  27. cammiehoo says:

    Hi there,
    I tried your recipe. It is a huge success. Thank you.

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