In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt; blend well.
Gradually add water and oil to mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened, then beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. By hand, add 1 1/2 to 2 cups flour until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
On floured surface, knead in 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover loosely with plastic and let rest in a warm place for about 15 minutes.
Press out dough onto (2) 12-inch pizza pans. Prick randomly with a fork. Let rest again in a warm place for 10-15 minutes.
Brush crusts lightly with oil then prebake them in a 450 degree oven for 5 minutes.
Top as desired, then bake again in 450 degree oven for 4-5 minutes, or until desired amount.
Tips from a Papa John employee: (found online)
This is a direct source I work at papa johns.
You must let the dough proof until about three inches thick.
That you must roll it it with a roller with studs on. That will give u the texture of the pizza.
That you must slap the pizza for the desired thickness or length which ever one you prefer. I like my pizza nice golden thick crust.
When making the crust you use all your fingers except pointers and thumbs and press into the border of the dough about 1/4 inch for the thickness of the pizza crust: YOU MUST DO THIS BEFORE SLAPPING THE PIZZA.
Then flip, then use your middle fingers to bring the crust up a little. The more curve on the pizza the better it is.
Slapping procedures: take the pizza between your palms and slap it from one hand to the other over the other. bring your hand back just a little back not too much, or you will put a hole in the pizza. Do this until desired thickness. It will be hard the first time you try this. It takes me a while to make the pizza. Spread the tomato sauce to one inch from the border of the pizza, put your toppings, then cheese it with the desired amount of cheese or no cheese at all . Use the above recipe. It is the correct papa johns recipe.
As a bonus, here's the
Papa John's Pizza Sauce Recipe
- 1 10 3/4-ounce can of tomato puree
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon basil
- 1/8 teaspoon thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1. Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Makes 1 cup.
Special Garlic Sauce
1/2 cup margarine spread
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Microwave on 1/2 power for 20 seconds. Stir.
Makes 1/2 cup.
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