Pizza Hut first launched their thin crust pizza in 1997. This pizza became really popular all over the world.
People around the world enjoy thin crust pizza for its crispiness and deliciousness. So, we brought this recipe to provide you a proper guide for thin crust pizza. You will be able to make the thinnest and crispiest crust.
You are already so excited, right?
So, let’s learn the new technique of preparing your crust-
- Difficulty Level: Intermediate
- Serving Size: 4-6 servings
- Preparation Time: 1 day
Nutrition Fact (Per Slice):
|Calories From Fat||100|
Required Ingredient List
- 3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp of vegetable oil
- 1 cup warm water
Necessary Cooking Equipment
- 14” Pizza Pan
- Kitchen Thermometer
- Rolling Pin
- Food Processor
- Pizza Cutter
Step by Step Direction for Thin Crust Pizza Dough
Ready with all the ingredients and equipment? If yes, now just follow our steps to get the best results.
Step 1 of 4: Mixing The Dough
Firstly, the water we will use has to be a maximum of 105°-110°F warm. Higher temperature water can’t be used because it will kill the yeast.
The next step is gonna be the mixing process. We will need all our main ingredients here. You know, using a mixer will speed up the process.
Now, add flour, sugar, yeast to the food processor and pulse 4 to 5 times. When the mixer is running, slowly pour the lukewarm water into the mixing bowl. Continue the process until the dough clumps.
If your dough doesn’t begin to clump, pour one tablespoon of water at a time. Continue the process for about 15-20 seconds until no dry flour remains.
Then let the dough relax for 10 minutes. Furthermore, combine oil and salt, then process it for another minute. When the mixing is done, take the dough out.
Now, place the dough on a plain surface and knead it with oiled hands for 1-2 minutes. Form the dough into a ball shape.
Step 2 of 4: Age The Dough
Put the dough ball into an oiled bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Leave the bowl in a warm place for 2 hours so the dough rises.
Then knead your bloated dough once again. Then wrap the bowl and set it in the refrigerator for 24 hours. It is an important part as time makes the dough enough moist. This way the dough will develop the proper taste.
Step 3 of 4: Roll & Shape The Dough
Place the dough out of the refrigerator at least an hour ago before using it. Meanwhile, preheat your oven for an hour at 500°-550°F.
Now, take a piece of dough similar to grapefruit size. Resize your dough into a ball. Dust the surface and the ball with flour. Flatten the ball with your hands. Continue the process until it becomes ½” thick and 8” in diameter.
Then use the rolling pin to roll the crust to make it about ⅛” thick. Roll the dough until it’s large enough to set in your pizza pan. Remember to spread more flour if the dough sticks to the surface.
Step 4 of 4: Pre-bake Thin-Crust for Texture
So, set the crust to the pizza pan and leave it to relax for 3 minutes. Then perforate every square inch of the dough with a fork.
Now, put the crust in the oven to prebake it. Bake for 3 minutes. If you find any bubble rising from the crust, pop that right away.
Now that the crust-making process is done, add topping and cheese to the crust. That’s it!
Some Extra Tips to Making Pizza Hut Thin Crust
Preparing pizza dough will be an easy task if you follow the directions thoroughly. Still, you might face some issues while making your dough.
So, we are sharing these extra tips to rescue you from any kind of difficulties-
Why Is Thin Crust Pizza Better?
Preferring a thin crust pizza means consuming less dough. So, you are having fewer carbs and calories. Moreover, adding healthy toppings makes your pizza more nutritious. Like fiber and protein-based toppings lower the all-over glycemic index of the pizza.
Why Should I Add Olive Oil to My Pizza Dough?
Adding olive oil to the dough helps facilitate the union of protein. It allows the formation of more homogeneous elastic dough. Also, It adds extra fragrance to the dough.
What Do You Put on The Bottom of The Pizza Crust?
We usually use cornmeal or flour on the button of the crust. These help to prevent the dough from getting stuck in the pan or stove. So always remember to sprinkle some flour into the pan or on the crust.
We hope you enjoyed our recipe. And you will try to make the crust by yourself. Don’t forget to share your cooking experience with us by leaving a comment below.