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Einkorn Pizza Dough

QUICK AND EASY EINKORN PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE

This Einkorn Pizza Dough is quick and easy and makes the most delicious crust! It’s a delectable balance of crispy and chewy. We make pizza or calzones every Sunday so this recipe has been perfected by trial and error. Get our recipe with two preparation options and our recipe for Calzones!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Rising Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 2 Thin Crust 12" crusts or 1 Medium Thickness or Pan Pizza Crust
Calories: 81kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 Cup (240g) warm water (105-115 degrees F)
  • 1 tsp (4g) real salt
  • 3 ½ cups (464g) 3 Cups for the crust, 1/2 cup in case dough is wet and for rolling out the dough.
  • 1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Cornmeal - For dusting the tray
  • Toppings of your choice: We use shredded cheese, pepperoni, bell peppers, spinach, onions, mushrooms, bacon, ground sausage, or ground beef. You can use just anything you have on hand or that you enjoy.
Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS
  • In a large bowl, stir the yeast and warm water until dissolved.
  • Add one cup of the flour, stirring just until combined.
  • Let the yeast mixture sit for 10 minutes in a warm area.
  • Add the rest of the flour to the yeast mixture, add the salt on top of the flour.
    Salt will retard yeast so don’t place directly onto the yeast mixture but on top of the flour before combining.
  • Mix just until combined with your favorite hand mixing tool or a stiff spatula.
  • Add the olive oil and mix until it holds together well in a ball.
  • Add extra flour, 1/4 cup at a time, if it’s still sticky.
  • Turn out onto your kneading surface and knead it for 2-3 minutes.
    You can lightly dust the surface with flour if needed. I find the olive oil keeps this from being necessary.
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and turn it to coat all sides. 
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or lid and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free place for 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.
  • I use my bread machine on the raise dough setting.If you want to do this, place the dough in the pan and brush the top and sides with olive oil.
  • Gently punch down the dough.
    If you’re making two thin crust pizzas, divide the dough into two even balls.
    If you’re making one pizza with the crust you do not need to divide it.
  • Use your fingers and hands to press the dough into a circular shape or the shape of your pan.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Sprinkle the baking pan with cornmeal just to lightly cover the entire surface.
  • Place the dough on the pan and press the dough into a 12” circle(s) and your desired thickness.
    Form the edges by pinching up the crust so it will hold your toppings.If you can use a rolling pin on your pan, you can use one.
  • If the dough tears, gently pinch the edges of the tear together and continue.
  • Spread pizza sauce over the entire crust and add all your favorite toppings.
    We add cheese last to hold the toppings on better but you can add it before the toppings if you prefer.
  • Bake at 425⁰ for 12-15 minutes or until desired brownness is reached.
Alternative Method
  • Follow steps 1 – 15 above
  • Lightly flour a work surface, do not flour the top of the dough just the surface.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 12” circle(s) and your desired thickness. If it sticks to the surface, dust the surface, not the dough, with a little more flour. 
  • If the dough tears, gently pinch the edges of the tear together and continue.
  • Gently place dough onto your baking sheet.
  • Use a spoon to spread the entire crust with pizza sauce and add all your favorite toppings.
    We add cheese last to hold the toppings on better but you can add it before the toppings if you prefer.
  • Bake at 425⁰ for 12-15 minutes or until desired brownness is reached.

Notes

See Post For Tips 
See Post For Calzone Recipe

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
QUICK AND EASY EINKORN PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
81
Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Sodium
 
1172
mg
51
%
Potassium
 
58
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
6
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.