Simple Corn Flour Pizza Dough Recipe

corn flour pizza dough

There is no doubt that the best pizza dough is the one we make at home. There are thousands of different ways to prepare your dough. Ultimately, it all comes down to how you like your pizza crust to taste and look.

If you are a fan of thin crumbly crusts, corn flour is the ingredient you should be adding to your pizza dough. And that’s why, in this article, I’ll share an easy recipe for corn flour pizza dough.

How to Make Corn Flour Pizza Dough?

For this corn flour pizza dough recipe, you’ll need 2/3 cup of corn flour, 1 cup of 00 flour, 1 packet of instant yeast or active dry yeast, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of white sugar, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and 1/2 cup of warm water.

You start by mixing the corn and 00 flour, yeast, sugar and salt. With your hands or a wooden spoon, open a hole in the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients. Working from the outside in, combine all ingredients. 

Use a bread maker or your stand mixer with the dough hook to perfectly knead the dough for around 8 minutes. Alternatively, you can knead your dough by hand. 

After that, let it rest for at least 30 minutes. If you have the time, you can let your dough rest for 1 to 2 hours, for a better result. I left my dough in the fridge overnight and it looked great the next day! You just need to cover it with plastic wrap so it won’t have a dry surface.

corn flour pizza dough

Dust the working surface with corn flour and stretch the dough with your hands. Start from the center and patiently “move” the dough from the center towards the outside with the tips of your fingers. Look at the picture below to get the idea.

corn flour pizza dough

For a thin and crispy crust, add sauce and toppings and put your pizza in the preheated oven at 430 °F (220 °C) straight away.

I put on my corn flour pizza the following ingredients: pizza sauce, grated mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, salami, and red peppers. I even made homemade pizza sauce by mixing chopped canned tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and one teaspoon of dry oregano. 

Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy.  

What Does Corn Flour Taste Like?

Made from dried corn kernels, corn flour has a sweet and earthy flavor that is much similar to the taste of corn itself. A finely ground yellow powder, when incorporated into your dough, will add a delicious nutty flavor to your pizza. Its taste is not strong, but rather nice and mild.

Is Corn Flour Good for Pizza Dough?

If you like a thin and crumbly pizza crust, then corn flour is ideal for pizza dough. As corn flour doesn’t have any gluten, what happens is that your dough won’t have the structure that allows it to rise and be a fluffy pizza crust. If you prefer a soft and chewy pizza crust, full of air pockets, then you can replace corn flour with 00 type of flour.

corn flour pizza dough

Should You Dust Your Pizza With Corn Flour or Cornmeal?

If you like crispy pizza dough, then you should dust your pizza with cornmeal. On the other hand, corn flour will keep your dough soft and crumbly. It will be easy to eat and chew.

By using corn flour to dust your pizza you’ll have two interesting outcomes. Not only you’ll be preventing it from sticking to the baking sheet or pan when going in the oven, but you’ll also be adding a corn flavor to your dough.

Corn Flour Pizza Dough

Laura from Julie’s Cafe Bakery
If you want to try something new, consider making pizza with corn flour. Your dough will be thin, and crumbly what makes it easy to chew.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 138.86 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup Corn flour
  • 1 cup 00 flour
  • 1 packet Active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp White sugar
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ cup Warm water

Instructions
 

  • Start by mixing the corn and 00 flour, yeast, sugar and salt. With your hands or a wooden spoon, open a hole in the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients. Working from the outside in, combine all ingredients.
  • After that, let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes. If you have the time, you can let your dough rest for 1 to 2 hours, for a better result. You can also leave it in the fridge overnight just cover it with plastic wrap to avoid getting a dry surface.
  • Dust the working surface with corn flour and stretch the dough with your hands. Start from the center and patiently “move” the dough from the center towards the outside.
  • For a thin and crispy crust, add sauce and toppings and put your pizza in the preheated oven at 430 °F (220 °C) straight away. Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy.

Notes

You can store your dough in the fridge and use it within three days. Make sure you cover it with plastic wrap.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 138.86kcalCarbohydrates: 20.7gProtein: 2.8gFat: 5.8gSaturated Fat: 0.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.7gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.9gSodium: 1.4mgPotassium: 45.1mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 1.1gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 1.2mgIron: 1.2mg
Keyword corn flour dough, corn flour pizza dough

  • Laura is the owner of Julie's Cafe Bakery. She started this blog with her grandma Julie who introduced her to the amazing world of cooking. She likes to experiment with different flavors, and her favorite flavors combo is chicken with coconut milk, curry and peanuts!