Thin, Crisp & Crackery Pizza

By Deven K. Mercer (a.k.a. DKM)


     
 

This recipe attempts to re-create the once popular "original thin" style pizza that Pizza Inn was known for back in the 1970s and early 1980s.

 

DOUGH INGREDIENTS
 
VOLUME
(Single Pizza)
WEIGHT
(Single Pizza)
WEIGHT
(Bulk Quantity)
BAKER'S
PERCENT
INGREDIENT

3 cups 16.0 ounces 32.0 pounds 100.0% All-purpose flour

cup 5.8 ounces 11.5 pounds 36.0% Water, 90 F

3 teaspoons 0.6 ounce 18.0 ounces 3.5% Vegetable oil

1 teaspoons 0.2 ounce 6.0 ounces 1.2% Sugar

1 teaspoon 0.2 ounce 6.0 ounces 1.2% Salt

1 teaspoons 0.2 ounce 6.0 ounces 1.2% Active dry yeast

 

Stand mixer instructions: Pour 75% of the water and all of the oil into the mixer bowl. In a second bowl, mix the yeast with the remaining water and allow to proof for 5 minutes. In the mixer bowl, add the flour, salt, sugar, and the yeast mixture. Mix on slow speed for 10 minutes. Note: Because the dough is very dry, it will not form into a cohesive ball; rather it will be loose and scrappy with some raw flour left unincorporated.

Food processor (Single Pizza) instructions: Place all of the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor fitted with its steel cutting blade. Process for approximately 30 seconds until everything is thoroughly mixed and the dough resembles moist cornmeal. Empty contents onto a work surface and, using your hands, press the mixture into a dough ball.

Rising: After proper mixing, the dough will be very stiff. Place dough into a sealed bucket and allow to rise for a minimum of 9 hours at room temperature. Dough can be held and used for up to 18 hours after the initial 9 hour rise.

Sheeting: The dough must be sheeted into a cutter pan prior to use. A rolling pin may be used in the absence of a dough sheeter. Please note that the dough will be very stiff and will be difficult to roll by hand. Sheet dough to approximately 1/16˝ thickness.

Pizza Preparation: Place sheeted dough over a lightly oiled cutter pan, press into place, and dock. Use a rolling pin to trim off the excess dough draping over the side of the cutter pan. Apply sauce, shredded cheese, and toppings.

Baking Instructions: Bake in a preheated 475 F oven for approximately 10 minutes until crust is crisp and golden brown.

 

Also see the following thread on the forum which contains more photos and details.
DKM's Thin Crust w/Pictures


 
     

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