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  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
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This 100-year-old recipe uses an egg to add richness. Several risings take place, yielding a lighter, tastier crust. A damp towel covers the dough during risings, keeping it extra moist.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
rise:
50 mins
Yield:
1 (16x12-inch) pizza, 2 12-inch) pizzas, or 8 (7-inch) pizzas
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, stir yeast into warm water; let stand for 5 minutes.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, oil, and salt. Stir in the yeast mixture. Add 1-1/4 cups of the flour. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

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  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). Lightly grease a large bowl; place dough in bowl and cover with a damp towel (make sure the towel does not touch the dough). Let dough rise in a warm place until double in size (30 minutes).

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  • Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16x12-inch rectangle. Place in a greased 16x12x1-inch baking pan. Cover with damp towel and let rise for 20 minutes.

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  • Add desired toppings and bake as directed. Makes 1 (16x12-inch) izza, 2 (12-inch) pizzas, or 8 (7-inch) pizzas.

Thin Crust Pizzas:

Prepare as directed, except divide dough in half after Step 3; roll each half into a 12-inch circle. Use two greased 12-inch pizza pans instead of the 16x12-inch rectangular pan.

Individual-Size Pizzas:

Prepare as directed, except divide dough into 8 portions after Step 3; roll each portion into a 7-inch circle. Place in eight greased individual 7-inch pizza pans or place dough circles on greased baking sheets instead of the 16x12-inch rectangular pan.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 26mg; sodium 84mg; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 2g; protein 6g.
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Reviews

22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
12/17/2013
This recipe doesn't have a recommended cooking time nor temperature at which it should cook.... If this oversight is remedied, then this recipe will be good to go!
Rating: Unrated
08/13/2016
The "Einsteins" that write these recipes Burn Water which is the extent of their cooking skills. Preheat oven to 550°F for at least 45 minutes. If you have a pizza/bread stone all the better. For thin pizza cooking is approximately 10-15 minutes [keep checking]. For thicker pizza time is 20-30 minutes, again keep checking. My preference is thin pizza and well done. Oh, if you omit the egg it will be just fine.