Easy Homemade Pizza Crust



Adapted from Emile Henry recipe.

This is an easy recipe for homemade pizza dough with directions for making a Cheese, Pesto or Mushrooms pizza. Also included, direction for grilling the pizza on an outdoor gas, charcoal, or natural wood grills.


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 envelope fast-rising dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cornmeal
1 cup very warm water
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil


Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt in mixing bowl. Whisk until ingredients are blended.

Stir in water and 2 tablespoons olive oil until well blended.

Place dough on a lightly floured counter, baking mat or cutting board. Knead 10 minutes. Cover with towel and let rest for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle Pizza Peel * with 2 tablespoons corn meal. Place dough on peel and press into a circle. Stretch and roll dough shaping a 14 inch circle and add toppings.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 min., or until crust is crispy.

Spread 1 cup tomato sauce with 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning on dough leaving 1/2 to 1 inch rim. Sprinkle on 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese.

Drop 5-6 spoonfuls of pesto on cheese pizza.

Slice medium onion and 8 oz mushrooms, sauté them in olive oil until soft. Spread on top of cheese pizza..

Preheat your grill:
CHARCOAL, NATURAL WOOD GRILLS: Light charcoal, dump coals on bottom grate, spread out coals, put top grill grate in place and place Emile Henry Pizza Stone on top of grill grate. Let stone heat up to cooking temperature 500 - 700 degrees F, depending on your recipe instructions.

GAS GRILL: Light burners, put Emile Henry Pizza Stone on grill grate, let stone heat up to cooking temperature, 500-700 degrees F, depending upon your recipe instructions.

Meanwhile, rollout pizza dough onto a pizza peel. Add sauce, cheese and toppings.

Just before cooking, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of corn meal on Pizza Stone. Slide pizza directly onto hot Pizza Stone. Cover the grill and cook over high heat for 15-20 min., or until crust is lightly browned and the top is bubbly.

When pizza is done, remove it with pizza peel. If you're making another right away, place on a platter; or serve pizza right on the Pizza Stone. Lift up Pizza Stone at handles using potholders. The handles will be very hot.
Place the stone on cutting board or trivets.  Cut pizza slices directly on Pizza Stone

*Also called a pizza paddle.  A flat, broad sheet of wood or metal with a handle used to slide breads and pizza onto a baking stone in the oven.

Recipes: Dairy, Cheese, Pizza, Kosher

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