Easy Bread Machine Pizza Crust

Pizza!  One of those all time favorite comfort foods.  This is a simple recipe that can be enhanced with any of your favorite toppings.  I suggest par-baking the crust so you ensure you can obtain a crispy exterior texture with a chewy interior.  This recipe will make two medium pizzas or one extra large pizza.

Easy Bread Machine Pizza Crust
3 1/2 Cups Bread Flour
1 Cup Luke Warm Water
2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast (or 1 packet)
2 teaspoons Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Sugar (optional)
2 Tablespoons Olive or Canola Oil

Add water, yeast and sugar to bread machine.  Allow to sit about 5 minutes.  Next add Flour, Salt and Oil.  Set machine to "Pizza Dough" or "Dough" setting.  Run machine and voila!  You have beautiful dough!  Use immediately or wrap in saran wrap securely and use within 2 days.

Cooking suggestion:  Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F.  Press, pull and stretch pizza dough onto a large peice of parchment paper on a large sheet tray.  Poke lots of holes in dough using a fork.  Kids love to help with this step!  Par Bake on center rack for 10-15 minutes.  Remove from oven, add thin layer of desired toppings and return to oven (top rack).  Bake for another 5-7 minutes.  For extra crispy crust, cook crust directly on oven rack during this last 5 minutes of cooking time.

Serving suggestion:  Drizzle with good olive oil, fresh herbs, garlic and sea salt.  Makes a great flatbread or pizza base.

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