CINNAMON-SUGAR PIZZA

What is the purpose of adding sugar to pizza dough?
Sugar helps create a thin crumb and also tenderizes the dough, making it more stretchy. In large amounts, it can over tenderize the dough to the point that the gluten structure collapses. Sugar also promotes browning and, in large amounts, improves the shelf life of the bread product.

How can I make my pizza tastier?
Make it a flavoured crust pizza.

I like to flavor my pizza dough by brushing it with a mixture of butter, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder and parsley. It’s amazing how much better a pizza is with just a little bit of flavoring! Butter always has the best flavor, in my opinion, but you can also use olive oil.

What is the secret to thin-crust pizza?
The simplest technique is to use a pizza pan. Place the rolled out dough directly into the cold pan, add the toppings, then place in the preheated oven. You won’t get the same crispy crust, but you’ll still get a tasty pizza. Perforated pizza pans let the heat in faster and give the pizza a better finish.

How much sugar should I add to the pizza dough?
Sugar: 1 tablespoon of sugar increases the activity of the yeast and tenderizes the dough, especially when combined with a little olive oil. Cornmeal: Cornmeal is not in the dough, but it is used to sprinkle the pizza pan. The cornmeal gives the pizza crust a little extra flavor and crispness.

Does the sugar prevent the dough from rising?
The more sugar in the yeast dough, the slower it will rise. Remember, sugar is hygroscopic. And in a yeast dough, that means it can rob the yeast of the moisture it needs to grow.

Is brown sugar or white sugar better for pizza dough?
The difference between the sugars in a pizza dough recipe is very small. The only real difference is the slightly darker color of the dough with the use of brown sugar, otherwise they both provide nutrients that the yeast must metabolize.

INGREDIENTS

CRESCENT ROLLS
1/4 cup butter *make sure butter is cold*
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
1/2 cup flour
1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Cut in butter to sugars, cinnamon, and salt and flour to form crumbs.
On an ungreased cookie sheet, separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles. Sprinkle crumbs on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes.
After they were cooked and cooled I cut them into smaller triangles but you can leave them big too!

GLAZE
1/2 cup powdered sugar *I like my glaze thicker, so if the glaze is too runny, just add more powdered sugar to get yours to the desired consistency.*
1 Tbsp. softened butter
1-1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 to 1-1/2 Tbsp. milk
Blend together and drizzle over Sugar Crumb Crispies

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 320
  • Fat 11g
  • Carbs 50g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 22g
  • Protein 4g

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