Several months ago I discovered a new kind of pizza – new to me, that is. It’s called St. Louis Style Pizza. What sets it apart from regular pizza is the cracker type crust and the Provel cheese (a combination of white cheddar, swiss and smoked provolone). I accidentally got this pizza at a new place we were trying and fell in love! Oh, my gosh! It is the best pizza I’ve ever tasted.
So I decided to try making it myself using this recipe from King Arthur Flour . Sadly, it did not taste exactly the same as my beloved St. Louis Style Pizza but it was still a really good pizza. I thought you might have fun giving it a try. So here you go:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2/3 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup grated or shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
- ½ cup grated or shredded smoked provolone cheese
- ½ cup grated or shredded Swiss cheese
- Pizza Seasoning or dried Italian herbs
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease two 12” round pizza pans or a couple of baking sheets.
To make the crust, combine the flour, oil and water, mixing until cohesive (use more water if you need to – your goal is dough that’s firm but not sticky). Shape dough into a ball, divide it in half, and shape each half into a flat disk, the rounder the better.
If you have time, let the dough rest, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes (it’s easier to roll out once it’s rested).
Grease a piece of parchment paper about 12” square or a piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Place one of the dough pieces on the paper and top with another piece of lightly greased parchment, waxed paper or plastic wrap.
Roll the dough very thin, 1/8” thick or less. Place the pizzas on the prepared pans.
Top each pizza with 1/3 cup of the sauce. Mix the cheese together and spread half over each pizza. Sprinkle lightly with pizza seasoning or dried Italian herbs.
Bake pizzas for 9 to 11 minutes, until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown, and the edges and bottom of the crust are golden brown.
Remove pizzas from the oven, cut in squares and serve hot.