- Dayle Long Oct 30, 2005 08:43 PM
does anyone have a recipe for cracker thin pizza dough? i love californa brand white pizza and would dearly love to make it myself..any suggestions?
I urge you to get Peter Reinharts American Pie. It is an extremely comprehensive book on pizzas, with excellent recipes.
He has all manners of dough. Including traditional thin crusts as well as true roman cracker-style crusts.
He also has wonderful sauce and topping recipes.
If you can get to a Trader Joe's get their refrigerated pizza dough. It's only $1.00.
Makes 2 big or 4 small servings.
Crank your oven up as high as it will go.
Oil a piece of foil, press out the dough as thin as you can.
Top only with cooked ingredients and cheese.
Raw ingredients will cause a soggy failure.
But if all goes well, and you get the technique down - don't give up if it's not quite right the first time, this is much better than any pizza you'd get delivered.
My favorite combo: Chopped sun-dried tomatoes (jar), chopped canned artichokes (squeeze out liquid),
chopped greek olives, garlic, oregano or basil, grated parmesan, whole milk mozzarella.
I avoid sauce, as that contributes to the sogginess factor. The catch with home baking pizza is that home ovens don't get anywhere near as hot as a pizzeria.
So anything you can do to increase the heat, like using only foil under the pie rather than a pan, helps.