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Sweet Honey Pizza Crust

Honey in Sweet Honey Pizza Crust

Sweet Honey Pizza Crust dough requires a little more kneading than full flavored dough in order to get to the same silky, smooth texture.


2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
3/4 cup lukewarm whole milk
3/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 large egg, beaten
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1/4 ounce saffron powder
1 teaspoon salt
5 to 5-1/2 cups plain flour


Sprinkle the yeast into the water. Leave to dissolve for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the milk, honey, oil, egg, lemon zest and saffron (if using) to the yeast mixture and stir well. Sift the salt and flour into the wet mixture and mix to a dough, adding additional flour if necessary to form a ball. Transfer the mixture toa lightly floured surface and knead for 10 to 15 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Return the dough to a clean bowl and leave covered for about 1-1/2 hours or until doubled in size.

Knock the dough back and divide into two or four depending on the desired thickness of the base required, and shape into 10 to 12-inch rounds. Leave the dough to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Add your toppings. Cook the pizzas in the middle of the oven for 10 to 12 minutes for a thin base or 15 to 18 minutes for a thicker base or until lightly golden and crispy.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes Makes 2 12-inch thick crust bases or 4 12-inch thin crust bases.

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