3 Ingredient Thin Crust Pizza – no need to wait at all for the dough to rise because there is no yeast! There’s no other pizza like this.
This is actually my grandmother’s recipe – which she shared with me when I was 11. I have made this recipe hundreds of times over the years (ok maybe not hundreds – I have a terrible habit of over exaggerating) but in these past 11 years I’ve made it a lot.
The dough is unlike any other dough I have ever tried. I mean completely unlike any other pizza dough I’ve ever heard of. It is simply the best pizza with sour cream. No exaggeration there.
It’s really more of a pastry than a pizza dough, but it’s so good. And what I really love about making thin crust pizza is that there is no yeast. I don’t like making pizza dough with yeast – because when I decide I want pizza – I want it within the hour – and have absolutely no patience for it to rise and fluff and all that. And with this thin crust pizza dough all you have to do is wait for it to bake – and I suppose that kind of waiting I’ll just have to bear. You can really add any toppings you like – I obviously added quite a few : )
- 2 sticks butter melted
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream
- 3 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp bread crumbs
- 4 tbsp ketchup optional
- 2 large tomatoes thinly sliced
- red pepper
- 10-12 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 2-4 oz mozzarella cheese shredded (optional)
- oregano optional
- sunflower oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix butter, sour cream and salt. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Dough should be soft and slightly oily - should not stick to your fingers. (Do not add too much flour because dough will become tough). Split dough in half.
Knead each piece of dough in your hands, adding a little more flour, and form each piece into a ball.
Using sunflower oil grease 2 large cast iron pans (preferred) or pizza pans and sprinkle each one with 1 teaspoon flour and 1 1/2 tablespoons breadcrumbs.
Spread dough out over surface of pan and form the crust. Sprinkle dough with a little bit of breadcrumbs.
Spread 2 tablespoons ketchup over each pizza (optional) then layer tomato slices side by side - completing covering the pizza. Cook for 5-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and add desired toppings (except for pepperoni), then sprinkle with cheese and a dash of oregano (optional).
Bake for another 35-50 minutes. 10 minutes before pizza is done top with pepperoni slices and put back in the oven to continue to bake.