Preparation info

  • Makes


    pizza, about 12 inches across
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Brother Juniper’s Bread Book

By Peter Reinhart

Published 1991

  • About

Pizza means pie and pie crust should crackle. It should be as satisfying as toast and butter. It should complement the toppings, not compete with them, but it must have its own internal integrity. Crust, in other words, should be memorable.


  • 12-14 ounces of bread dough1
  • ½ cup uncooked polenta
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Begin by preheating the baking stone, cloche, or oven bricks in the oven at 450°F. for at least 20 minutes. Lacking a baking stone, cloche, or oven brick, you might use a standard metal pizza pan, sheet pan, or cookie sheet.