How to make a slimmer version of a slimming pizza
A little trick from the future can help you slim down a pizza.
We talked to pizza expert Ben Waggoner of the University of Pennsylvania to find out how.
We’ve created a recipe to make your favorite thin crust pizza a little thinner and lighter, and it’s easy to implement.
The slimmer crust makes for a lighter pizza, which means less calories.
Ben’s recipe is based on the classic pizza dough.
If you’re making a regular pizza, you’ll need to adjust the recipe slightly.
Ben recommends using 1/4 teaspoon of ground sea salt per 1/2 cup of dough.
Ben has an article on his website detailing the recipe.
Start by placing the dough on a cookie sheet.
Cover it with foil.
Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the dough.
Bake the dough at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center has set.
While the dough is baking, make a double batch of dough by combining 1/8 teaspoon of the ground salt in 1/3 cup of warm water.
Mix this mixture thoroughly with a wooden spoon until it forms a sticky ball.
Repeat this step until the dough forms a ball.
Remove the dough from the pan and let cool on a wire rack.
With the dough still in the pan, form the dough into a ball and roll it out into a 12 by 9 inch rectangle.
Repeat the process of rolling out the dough until the circle is roughly 12 inches in diameter.
Using your hands, roll the dough around the rim of the pie dish until it’s about the size of your palm.
Cut the dough in half lengthwise, then round the sides down to a 12-inch diameter.
If your dough is too dry, cut the dough half-way up each side.
You want the dough to be thin enough that the bottom and sides of the pizza don’t touch.
If the crust is too thick, trim off any excess.
Cut each dough circle into 10 pieces and roll each into a 13-inch-diameter pie crust.
If a pizza crust is a little too wet, you can add some water to thin it out.
Cut out a 12 x 9 inch pie crust using a pizza cutter.
If using a dough hook, cut a small slit in the bottom of the dough, so the pie crust doesn’t get too wet.
Place each pie crust piece in the oven at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove each pie from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
While each pie is baking the pie is ready to use.
Dip each pie in a tablespoon of water and bake for 10 more minutes.
Dip a second slice in the water and take off the crust.
Let cool on the wire rack for a few minutes.
Place the pizza in the freezer to cool before cutting.
Using a sharp knife, cut out your pizza shapes, which are just like your favorite crust.
For our pizza, we used a 9 x 8 inch pizza.
Once the pizza is ready, transfer it to a pizza stone, which has an opening on top.
Bake for 20 minutes, until the pizza has cooked through.
Serve your pizza with a homemade crusty dipping sauce.