1 1/3 cup warm water (105 degrees F) 1/4 cup non-fat dry milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 package dry yeast 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for dough) 9 ounces vegetable oil (3 ounce per pan) butter flavored cooking spray ***Sauce*** 1 can (8 ounce size) tomato sauce 1 teaspoon dry oregano 1/2 teaspoon marjoram 1/2 teaspoon dry basil 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Put yeast, sugar, salt, and dry milk in a large (2 qt.) bowl. Add water and stir to mix well. Allow to sit for two minutes. Add oil and stir again. Add flour and stir until dough forms and flour is absorbed.
Turn out on to a flat surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Divide dough into three balls. In three 9" cake pans, put 3 Oz. of oil in each making sure it is spread evenly. Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball to about a 9" circle. Place in cake pans.
Spray the outer edge of dough with cooking spray. Cover with a plate. Place in warm area and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Combine ingredients and let sit for 1 hour.
For Each Nine Inch Pizza: Preheat oven to 475 degrees F Spoon 1/3 cup sauce on dough and spread to within 1" of edge. Distribute 1 1/2 Oz. shredded mozzarella cheese on sauce. Place toppings of your choice in this order: Pepperoni or Ham Vegetables Meats (cooked ground sausage or beef) Top with 3 Oz. mozzarella cheese Cook until cheese is bubbling and outer crust is brown.
I have been a CPK fan for over 20 years, and every time I go home to California I annoy my family and friends on my insistence that we eat there as much as possible. This recipe came really close to the original, and made me happy! :) -BALLYSALLY
This is the BEST, the BEST pizza crust recipe I have ever used!! Flavor and texture was lovely and the recipe is quick and easy making it perfect for a quick weeknight pizza made with real food instead of Heaven-knows-what in home-delivered chain pizzas. -KITCHENWITCH72
Wow what a fantastic pizza! We liked that it was sauceless and the toppings taste just like a muffaletta sandwich. -VALERIE
ratings & reviews
Feb 16, 2014
Hi, do we use the regular pans for this. Like the cake tins? And how do we cook or bake it on the gas or in the oven.?
Feb 16, 2014
This was a huge hit at my son's bday party last night. We made a TON of these pizzas for 18 pre-teen boys. They inhaled them and the grownups loved it too. We all thought they tasted exactly like pizza hut. Handed out the recipe to three other moms too.
Feb 10, 2014
Very good! You can also use a cast iron pan as for some reason I could only find one cake pan! I noticed Pizza Hut (at least ours) doesn't use cast iron but aluminum similar to cake pans. I definitely liked the cast iron crust better. Will definitely give the fridge suggestion a try when I have more time.
Feb 7, 2014
I loved this recipe . I was surprised that it was so much like pizza huts crust and that I actually made it myself . I put 3/4 tsp of salt , however next time I would put a full teaspoonful for the crust. I put 3 TBLS of oil in each pan and it was perfect . I also refrigerated the crust for 1 hour as some reviews suggested . I don't know what a serving is for this pizza but next time my husband and I will split one and freeze the other two !!
Feb 1, 2014
My family LOVES this recipe! So close to the real thing. I cut down on the oil in the pans and only put in enough to coat the bottom and still was nice and crispy without giving everyone indigestion like the real PH pizza does because of the greasiness.
Jan 18, 2014
Awesome recipe. Thank you so much :)
Jan 15, 2014
Excellent! I used one large pizza pan with about four ounces of oil. It also reheated beautifully in a covered skillet on low for about ten minutes. For toppings I used browned hamburger, pepperoni, and a small pouch of real bacon peices. I also made and used my favorite sauce recipe.
Jan 13, 2014
This is our favorite crust at home
Jan 10, 2014
This recipe is delicious! It's so close to Pizza Hut's product that you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two in a taste test. We were amazed by how good it was! Thank you for sharing it. I've added it to my recipe collection.
Jan 3, 2014
My family and I live in rural Nicaragua this recipe is so good and it pleases the masses. This is the best home made pizza recipe I have tried yet.
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