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  • Redglass Nov 23, 2004 10:35 AM
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I made homemade pizza last night using Sally Singer's recipe out of "A New Way to cook". Ingredients were simply 3 c. flour, packet of yeast, a cup of warm water, pinch sugar, tsp. of salt, some olive oil.

I was pretty disappointed. Baked crust tasted yeasty, and the consistency was pretty dense. Any hounds have tips for me?

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  1. I like thin crust pizza- here is my recipe:
    1½ cups flour
    1 tsp. salt
    ½ cup water
    2 tsp yeast
    4 Tbl olive oil

    You can also increase the water by a smidge, and add some grated parm. reg.
    good luck

    2 Replies
    1. re: macca

      thanks for the tips on the pizza, esp. during this thanksgiving frenzy!

      1. re: redglass

        No problem. We make two pizzas every Sunday afternoon for "drop in" friends and family, and they always love this recipe. Unfortunately, I am on a weight loss program, so I don't get to enjoy the eating of it- 0nly the cooking of it.

        Happy Holiday!!

    2. I suggest using a fraction of the yeast and letting the dough rise overnight in the fridge. This dramatically improves the quality of the dough and reduces any too-yeasty taste.