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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 124.5
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 305.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Maltese Pizza Crust

Submitted by: DAMIENDUCKS

Introduction

A basic pizza crust I learned to make in the Mediterranean. A basic pizza crust I learned to make in the Mediterranean.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/2 cup warm water
    1-1/2 tbsp olive oil
    2-1/4 tsp yeast (2.5 oz. packet)
    1 tbsp sugar
    1 tsp salt
    1-1/2 cup flour

Directions

In large bowl, stir yeast into warm water.
Add sugar and stir briefly, then let sit till bubbly (about 5 minutes); stir in olive oil.
Add salt and flour (for a smoother dough, beat in the first 1/2 cup flour with a mixer).
Knead on floured surface till smooth and elastic dough forms, adding additional flour as needed (usually takes 7 to 10 minutes).
Return dough to bowl and coat lightly with a little more olive oil.
In a warm, draft-free place let dough rise until doubled in size (usually takes 45 minutes to an hour).
Punch dough down and roll out for 1 large thin crust pizza or two smaller thick crust pizzas.
Prebake the dough at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes before topping.

This is a very basic bread dough recipe with many applications. If you wish, you can make a loaf of bread out of the dough by placing it in a greased loaf pan after punching down; let it rise again for about 45 minutes and bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes till golden brown (or till it sounds hollow when tapped).

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAMIENDUCKS.






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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I doubled the recipe, put the water, yeast, oil and sugar in the bread machine for 5 minutes, then added the dry ingredients and used the dough cycle. I then gave each of the kids a ball of dough and let them make Pizza w/toppings of their choice. They all loved it! - 11/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Use it almost weekly!! - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    awesome! i added fresh, crushed rosemary and oregano. perfect! - 3/12/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like my crust recipe, except I use whole wheat, sometimes adding some Italian herbs, crushed garlic, & maybe flax seed. Always comes out perfect cooked on stone. - 1/24/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    so easy and taste great I made it into a loaf of bread for my family I will make this often thanks for sharing - 1/22/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I sure would try it..might even have a wedge with
    srambled egg white and veggies for breakfast.. - 1/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is the same way I make my pizza dough too..LOL - 1/22/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, I have never made my own crust, or pizza for that matter. - 1/19/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. Has anyone used gluten free flours? How have you adjusted it? - 1/19/09

    Reply from DAMIENDUCKS (8/1/09)
    I've used besam (chickpea) flour and it comes out a little more dense, but otherwise quite tasty--esp. if you do a very thin crust.


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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sugar in yeast doughs is necessary to provide nutrition for the yeast cells. Sweet dough recipes will additional sugar so that there is some remaining for sweetness after the yeast metabolism is complete. If you're wondering about the amount of sugar in this dough, do a
    recipe search. - 1/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this is good but I never put the sugar in it only to make sweet roles.It is the same one my mother used making bread when I was a little girl - 1/18/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have this recipe and love it, but I put a little less sugar in. I'm going to try it with whole wheat next. - 1/18/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm not sure what I did wrong. It was really dry, hard & didn't rise much. My ingredients were all brand new so I'm not sure what happened. I will try again though. - 1/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe. I use only WW flour though, no white. Turns out perfect for me every time! - 6/26/07

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  • O.K.
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    No need for 1 Tbsp sugar! Cut to 1/2 tsp. Substitute 1/2 cup ww flour for 1/2 cup of the white flour. I always bake my crusts a few minutes before putting on sauce and toppings to avoid the "burnt edges, soggy center" problem DTODHUNT had. - 4/10/07

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good low cal crust. A little hard to get the part under the toppings done without burning the edges when rolled into thin crust. Nevertheless, it is very tasty. - 3/17/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Similar to the one I use. I use half white and half wheat flour and add galic, parmesan cheese and italian herbs to the crust. - 1/23/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is like my base recipe. I like to add garlic, Italian herbs & grated parm along w/ the flour. Makes awesome calzones! - 1/22/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    readly good crust . you will love it . - 1/22/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is one I will definitely be making. - 1/22/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    makes a great pizza crust. - 1/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    DELICIOUS!!! - 1/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My mom makes a similar crust and I make it too! I use half whole wheat & half reg flour - my boys are suspicious of anything too "healthy". I love this crust & make it often. - 1/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent----- will have it for lunch- - 1/22/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll try it with the bread machine! - 1/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is great with whole wheat flour. - 1/22/11

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds great can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. - 1/18/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Its very rare that I come across the mention of my nationality of MALTESE. Ill have to give this recipe a go! - 1/18/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try it! I love making pizzas! - 1/18/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this is similar to one I already use - 1/18/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will try this I just love pizza, but not the calories - 1/18/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Great!! Veggie pizza will be tasty!! - 1/18/09

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  • The perfect, easy crust! - 8/26/13

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  • Thank you. I will try it. - 1/23/12

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  • I use this recipe but make it in my Cuisinart instead, it's ready in a jiffy to put aside to rise!! - 1/22/12

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  • I find this recipe has about 1/2 cup of flour too much

    Otherwise we love this recipe and use it regularly often adding various dry herbs to the dough during the flour stage to make this dough even tastier. - 9/26/11

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  • I used whole wheat and my dh said it was very good! - 8/12/11

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  • anything maltese is great :P hahaha - 3/1/11

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  • I make a variation of this using my bread machine and I get 2 crusts. This is delicious! We cook our pizza on a stone and it turns out wonderful every time!

    Thanks for sharing - 1/27/11

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  • Thanks for the post and all the aditional suggestions. I haven't made pizza dough in quite a while. Will have to try this one very soon. - 1/23/11

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