Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 23:40:12 -0400
Here is the recipe for my favorite pizza crust. I've been tinkering with it
for the last few months, and I've finally come up with one I can be happy
with (and without using any oil).
CRUSTY PIZZA DOUGH
(for a 1 1/2-pound bread machine)
1 c. Water
1 Tbsp. Unsweetened applesauce (preferably Granny Smith)
½ tsp. Salt
1 ½ c. All-purpose flour
1 ½ c. Whole wheat flour
1 ½ tsp. Yeast
Use the dough cycle (or the basic cycle on manual). Once dough has gone
through the first rise & a full second kneading, remove the dough from the
bread machine. Roll dough into a rectangle or circle (depending on your
pizza sheet). Spray pan with a little Pam. Place dough on pan, turning any
excess dough under to form a crust along the outer edge. For a thick & chewy
crust, let rise 30 minutes before baking; for thin crust, bake right away.
Bake in a preheated 500 F oven for 3 minutes. Remove and add sauce &
toppings. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until crust begins to brown and any cheese
is melted. (HINT: When using fat free cheese, always place the cheese on the
absolute bottom of the toppings -- on top of the crust, but under the sauce.
This will prevent the
cheese from becoming rubbery.) NOTE: You can add herbs or garlic powder to
the pizza dough as it is kneading for a more flavorful crust. Serves 4. 333
calories per serving. 1 g fat. 4% of calories from fat.