Directions for Perfect Pizza Flour Blend

Thick Crust Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup water at 110 degrees
  • 2 1/4 cups pizza mix
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • A packet of yeast or 1/2 TBS yeast

Thin Crust Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup water at 110 degrees
  • 1 1/2 cups pizza mix
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A packet of yeast or 1 teaspoon yeast
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. If you are going to bake your pizza on a baking stone, place the stone in the oven to preheat.  If you are going to bake your pizza on a pan, grease a 14 inch pan and sprinkle it with cornmeal or semolina flour (not necessary with a nonstick pan).
  2. Add the oil, water, and yeast to the bowl of your stand-type mixer. Mix until combined then add pizza mix. Knead the dough with the bread hook for 4 minutes.
  3. Form the crust. For thick crusts: let it rise for about 30 minutes or until soft and twice as thick. (thin crust pizzas do not need to rise)
  4. Spread marinara, white sauce, or olive oil on the risen crust. Load the crust with toppings.
  5. Bake the pizza for 8 to 15 minutes on the middle rack in the oven. Baking times will vary depending on the pan and the toppings.  When done, immediately remove the pizza to a wire rack so that the bottom of the pizza does not sweat.  Serve hot.


Baker’s tip:  If you are not going to serve your pizza immediately, place the pizza on a wire cooling rack.  A hot pizza left on the pan or cutting board will sweat and make the crust soggy.