Garlic Butter Pizza Crust

Garlic butter pizza crustConfession: I love Dominos pizza. Cheap delivery pizza is a pretty heavily debated topic at our office. We have a few Papa John's lovers, a couple of Dominos lovers and then one person who prefers Pizza Hut. We've been planning to have a blind folded pizza tasting night sometime. But I think we could also easily identify each one, even blind folded. And that just means that we order pizza too often.Garlic butter pizza crust recipe abeautifulmess.comAnyway, this is my attempt at making a slightly healtier version of Dominos pizza crust. It's still pizza, don't get me wrong. It's not exactly health food. BUT I would feel ok eating this once a week or so. And that's my test for, "how healthy is this food." It's basically, would I feel really guilty if I ate this every week. If not, then it's probably a pretty decent dinner option. But I'm (obviously) no health expert.A healthier version of dominos pizza crustGarlic Butter Pizza Crust, makes one large crust.

1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 tablespoon garlic salt How to proof yeastStir together the water and sugar. Pour the yeast over the water and give it a stir (no need to dissolve it). Let that sit for 5 minutes. It should bubble and get foamy, that means the yeast is alive and working.Pizza doughIn a bowl combine the flours, salt and oregano. Pour in the yeast mixture and oil. Stir until a dough ball forms (if you're using a stand mixer use the dough hook attachement). Knead for 5-6 minutes, until the dough becomes elastic-like. Place in a light greased bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours.Homemade pizza doughRoll out on a lightly floured surface. Place on your baking sheet that has been lightly dusted with flour or cornmeal. Now here's the really important part: melt the butter and stir in the garlic salt. Brush the entire crust with the garlic butter mixture. Now bake at 400°F for 5 minutes. Brush with any remaining garlic butter and add your sauce, cheese and toppings. Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes until the cheese begins to bubble.Best homemade pizza recipe www.abeautifulmess.comI topped mine with a store bought sauce, mozzerella, tomatoes, basil and avocados. But you do your thing. xo. Emma

P.S. If you're looking for more pizza ideas, check out Homemade Pizza 9 Ways, Deep Dish Cast Iron Pizza, or Baked Pizza Bites (for something a little smaller)

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