Dissolve yeast in warm water (105F is perfect). Let it sit for two minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Turn out onto board and knead for ten minutes. Place back in bowl covered with a damp towel and let rise 30 to 40 minutes.
Divide dough into 3 parts and place in 3 olive-oiled pie pans.
Dimple dough with fingers. Place on top the following mixture: Coarse sea (or Kosher) salt, fresh ground pepper, chopped rosemary and thyme. If herbs are dried, soak them in water for 10 minutes and then pat dry on paper towels.
Let rise 50 to 60 minutes.
Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes. May dip in olive oil.
here's a variant for bread machine.
Boboli Type Pizza Crust Recipe (for bread machine)
- 1 cup water
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons Red Star active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- parmesan cheese to sprinkle
Add all ingredients (except) second parmesan cheese to breadmaker in order listed by your manufacturer. It is a good idea to put the garlic down inside the flour so it does not slow the yeast. Set breadmaker on dough setting. When complete, form two crusts on pizza pans, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, cover and let rise again. Bake 5-10 minutes at about 450 F until light brown. Cool. Wrap tightly in foil and freeze until you get the pizza urge. Great to have around for easy last minute dinners. Good way for kids to make pizza too.