March 18, 2015


  1. In a bowl, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir to combine. In bowl, combine flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture, cold water, and oil. Mix until a ball is formed. Scrape dough out onto a lightly floured counter and knead for several minutes until dough is smooth. Allow dough to rest for 2-3 minutes. Place dough in oiled bowl and allow to rise at room temperature for approximately 1 hour.
  2. Punch dough down, divide into two balls, and let rise another 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 500°F. Form a 14-inch pizza crust and place on a piece of parchment paper sprinkled with yellow cornmeal. Place toppings on the crust and place the pizza (with parchment paper) in the oven, either on a pizza stone or a hot inverted cookie sheet (not aluminum). Bake until golden, about 10 minutes.

Recipe by Crystal Baldwin, Giant Eagle Market District.

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  • 1/4 cup warm water (about 110°F)
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Yellow cornmeal, for sprinkling pizza stone or baking sheet
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