I’ve made more homemade pizzas from scratch than most of you will eat in a lifetime. Want the recipe for Dad’s Special Thin Crust Pizza? Consider it my gift for the Octave of Father’s Day.
First, pour yourself a large glass of red wine. Chianti is hard to beat, or a Cabernet. Here’s your ingredient list :
9 cups of flour
3.5 TP salt
2 TP yeast
½ cup olive oil
3.5 cup cold water
Mix flour, salt and yeast together, then add oil and cold water. Get a teenager to mix and roll vigorously. Refill your wine glass.
This should make 8 thin crust pizzas. Do NOT let them rise. Pre-heat the oven to 450. Optional: check the oven to see if your Wife put a plastic cutting board with a cut up watermelon in the oven. 😠
At this point, you have an option. You can either dust the pizza pan with cornmeal, or you can oil it with a EVOO. I encourage you to try both to see which you prefer.
Place the pizza on the pan on the bottom rack of your oven for five minutes. Then remove the pizza from the pizza pan and place it back into the oven on the rack naked. Cook for another 5 minutes or so. Refill your glass.
I’ll cover Dad’s Special Pizza Sauce in another post.