Pizza & Pastry Roller ("How to Make a Thin-Crust Pizza")
See, "How to Make Thin Crust Pizzas"
- Essential tool for thin-crust pizzas
- Great for rolling dough, crushing crumbs, and breaking nuts
- Small end for tight work and corners; large end for speed
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To get that crust to bake right, it needs to be of a uniform thickness. Roll it out just right with this little tool.
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How to Make a Thin Crust Pizza
You can convert any pizza recipe to a thin-crust pizza by making a thin crust instead of a thicker one. But, with a thinner crust, reduce the amount of the toppings by maybe half. Too many toppings will insulate the pizza, and it won’t be crisp. A thin crust pizza is more like eating a spread on a cracker. A regular pizza recipe converts well to two thin-crust pizzas.
Use a Pizza Roller
Each pizza dough mix makes a regular pizza crust. For thin-crust pizzas, divide the dough in half and make two 15-inch pizzas. Use a pizza roller to roll the dough thin.
Step 1: Making the Crust
The enemy of thin-crust pizzas is gluten. Gluten is formed from two proteins found in wheat flour. When hydrated and mechanically worked, they twist together like tiny ropes. Those ropes give bread dough its elasticity.
But in pizza dough, that elasticity creates “spring back”. You roll the dough into a 15-inch circle, and it wants to spring back to a 12-inch circle. You need a soft dough that will hold its shape.
“Dough relaxer” is the magic ingredient. It’s in the pizza dough mix. It makes the dough soft and easy to roll out to a thin, cracker-like crust.
Without a dough relaxer, you cannot make a thin-crust pizza. Our pizza dough mixes are sized for a generous regular crust pizza. With dough relaxer, you can make two or three 15-inch thin-crust pizzas.
All you add is water. Use the dough hook with your stand-type mixer. Once the dough starts to come together, turn the speed to medium-high and mix for about one minute.
Step 2: Assembling the Pizza
Roll our pizza dough in the pan using a pizza roller. Press the dough tight into the corners of the pan so you don’t have a build-up of dough around the perimeter of the pizza.
Brush olive oil over the pizza dough, then load the goodies on the dough. Again, don’t overload the dough.
Step 3: Baking the Pizza
You need to bake ‘em hot to get ‘em crisp. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
How long it will bake will be a function of how high you stack your toppings. If the toppings are sparse, the crust should be crispy, and the cheese melted and bubbly in six to eight minutes.
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Great for crushing nuts, making bread crumbs, besides rolling dough.
As always, Prepared Pantry has made my baking easier and more fun. The pizza and Pastry Roller makes rolling dough a breeze!
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