Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Yield
Makes 2 crusts

How to Make It

Step 1

Dissolve sugar and yeast in 1 cup warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer; let stand 5 minutes or until foamy. Stir in oil and vinegar.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, vital wheat gluten, if desired, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to yeast mixture; mix on low speed using dough hook until just combined. Mix on medium-low speed for 5 minutes. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Let stand in warm place (85°F), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Step 3

Divide dough in half. Roll or pat each half into a 13-inch circle on a very lightly floured surface. Top as desired.

Chef's Notes

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