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New York-Style Pizza Crust


This thin pizza crust contains no oil.

This recipe is part of the recipe for Roasted Red Pepper, Eggplant, Goat Cheese and Olive Pizza

Yield

Makes 1 medium-thin 12-inch crust, 1 very thin 14-inch crust, 2 (8- to 9-inch) crusts, 4 (6- to 7- i

Ingredients

2/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°F)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 (1/4-ounce) package rapid-rise or active dry yeast
1-3/4 cups all-purpose or bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cornmeal (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine water and sugar in small bowl; stir to dissolve sugar. Sprinkle yeast on top; stir to combine. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Combine flour and salt in medium bowl. Stir in yeast mixture. Mix until mixture forms soft dough. Remove dough to lightly floured surface. Knead 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic, adding additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed. Place dough in medium bowl coated with nonstick cooking spray. Turn dough in bowl so top is coated with cooking spray; cover with towel or plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  3. Punch dough down; place on lightly floured surface and knead about 2 minutes or until smooth. Pat dough into flat disc about 7 inches in diameter. Let rest 2 to 3 minutes. Pat and gently stretch dough from edges until dough seems to not stretch anymore. Let rest 2 to 3 minutes. Continue patting and stretching until dough is 12 to 14 inches in diameter.
  4. Spray 12- to 14-inch pizza pan with nonstick spray; sprinkle with cornmeal, if desired. Press dough into pan.
  5. Preheat oven to 500°F. Follow directions for individual recipes, baking pizza on bottom rack of oven.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of total recipe
Sodium 292 mg
Protein 6 g
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 43 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat <1 g
Calories from Fat 2 %
Calories 206

Dietary Exchange

Starch 3

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