Boston Style Pizza Dough Recipe
Boston style gourmet pizza is a popular variety of pizza from Canada – go figure – but with a US flair.. However, it is not as ubiquitous as others. That means you might find yourself living in an area without a Boston style pizza. If you cannot get this one of a kind pizza, you do not have to do without.
Here is a Boston style pizza dough recipe that will do the trick. The recipe takes a remarkably short time to cook, and results in a pleasant, crisp crust. It is not so hard that it is hard to chew, but not super soft, either. Top with your favorite meats, vegetables and cheeses, and see how it comes out. You might be surprised.
Whether you are serving this to adults, kids or a mixed crowd, this pizza will go down a treat with everyone. Go to Boston and everyone is talking about Greek or Italian pizza, rather than a typical Boston style, but what is meant by ‘Boston pizza’ is a crust similar to Bertucci’s, Pizza Regina or Papa Gino’s, the 3 best-known pizza chains in Boston.
This means cornmeal is used on the pizza peel, and it also means plenty of cheese are used in the topping, including mozzarella, parmesan and provolone. Unless you have a brick oven in the back yard, cook the pizza on a pizza stone to get the texture right. A mesh pizza screen can be used instead of a pizza pan, so long as you can stretch the dough by hand to get the best results.
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- ¾ cup warm water
- 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Cornmeal, as needed
- Dissolve sugar, yeast in water, and allow to rest for five to eight minutes, or until bubbly.
- Combine flour and salt in a separate large bowl.
- Pour yeast mixture into flour mixture and combine thoroughly.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface.
- Knead until smooth and elastic.
- Press into a 12-inch circle and place on a pizza pan generously sprinkled with cornmeal.
- Stretch dough to edges. Top as usual.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees F and bake until edges are golden.
Cheese, tuna, black olives and tomato sauce are visible in this photo, along with the wonderful Boston style pizza crust. Learning how to make this is well worth it because the flavor is so good. You will certainly not have any leftovers. All kinds of pizza are wonderful, whether you opt for a thin or thick crust, a cheese-heavy topping or even a cheese-free one with the vegetables and meat piled on. The sky is the limit when it comes to making pizza, and making it at home yourself means you have full control of the style, ingredients and result.
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