One of the most popular ways to make pizza is using a dough base that can be either thin or thick, and then topping it with everything from tomato sauce to cheese to mushrooms. A classic way to create this dough is by using crescent rolls as the rising agent!
Many recipes call for rolling the crust in olive oil first and then baking it until golden brown. To keep the roll intact during cooking, they must baste the roll with an egg wash, which is just plain old egg mixed into some water.
This article will discuss how to make your own homemade pizza dough using yeast, milk, and butter as the rising agents. Also, we will talk about what kind of tips you should have before making our recipe for soft, stretchy pizza dough.
You may need to add more oil or butter to the dough
When baking pizza with a pre-baked crust, what kind of crust you use makes a big difference! There are three major types of baked crispy pizzas: thin-crusted, thick-crusted, and hybrid toppings. Thin-crusted pizzas have very little thickness which allows them to cook faster in the oven, but they can be difficult to taste due investing that layer of meat or cheese.
Thick-crusted pizzas contain more breading and/or toppings, which give them extra flavor and texture, but take longer to bake and serve because there is an additional cooking process. Hybrid toppings are like thin-crusted pizzas, but instead of having no topping layer, they have a light sprinkling of bread crumbs or rice cereal as a transitionary layer between the cooked pie crust and the rest of the food.
All of these pizza styles work well when made using crescent rolls as the base and top ingredient. What are crescent rolls you ask? They’re a soft, flat pastry roll that comes in many shapes and sizes. The most common type is circle shaped, making it perfect for rolling up into a cylinder shape.
Crescent rolls can easily be cut in half so that one side has enough to make 2 circles.
They will not rise as much
When baking with crescent rolls, you should know that they do not puff up quite like regular bread dough. This is because there are no rising agents in the recipe- none of sugar, yeast, or milk to help them grow.
Most recipes call for the leftover crumbs from rolling out the crust as the topping for the pizza. These crispy bits add texture and flavor, but will probably taste very salty due to the butter used during the roll-out process.
To fix this, use your imagination! If the recipe calls for olive oil to be melted onto the rolled out crust, then apply this just before cooking the pie. Or if it asks you to bake the pie at higher temperatures, let it cook for a few minutes longer and check on it occasionally to see if it looks dry.
If these tips don’t work, try sprinkling some cornmeal on the crust before adding toppings.
They are slightly less flaky
With crescent rolls, pizza makers can create thicker crusts or thinner crispy toppings. Because they contain wheat flour, these rolls can be toasted and baked like bread rolls!
You can use leftover dough in our recipe for Thin Crispy Pizzas here. Simply cut the roll into six equal strips and then press each piece of dough into an individual circle using your rolling pin. Make sure to let dry completely before baking.
They are more difficult to pull apart
Changing how you make your pizza dough can give you different results, and this tip is about making crusts! If you have ever made bread or crescent rolls before, then you know that it is pretty easy to prepare one type of roll.
You mix the ingredients (the dough) and shape the dough into balls or rounds. Then, these rolls will take some time to bake, but they do not require any kind of cookware or equipment beyond baking dishes.
But what if we took those soft, thin rolls and shaped them into a thicker, heavier style barbeque-style pizza crust? Or what if we pressed the dough down onto an oven preheated pan so that it fully dries and hardens in the hot environment?
We could also add toppings like tomatoes or cheese while the roll bakes, just be sure to let it dry properly! This article will talk about another way to make thick, crunchy pizza crust using crescent rolls.
You may need to add more flour to the dough
If you are making pizza with warm weather approaching, it is time to start thinking about how to make your own crispy crust or get some delicious fresh made pizzas! One of the most common ways to have crisp edges is by using crescent rolls as the pie shell.
Crescent roll pies can be tricky to bake properly though. Most recipes call for boiling the rolled up cookie sheets in water to dry them out and then baking them at 350°F (177ºC) until they are golden brown. This process usually takes around an hour and a half to two hours depending on how many toppings you have.
They will not keep as well as a homemade crust
Crescent rolls are another option to make pizza dough. These are long, thin strips of bread that are rolled up and sliced into circles. You can find crescent roll dough in stores that sell all sorts of things such as chicken parmesan rolls or bacon cheese rolls.
Some recipes call for refrigerating the finished pie until it is time to bake it because the dough will get stale and hard to work with. To avoid this, most recipe instructions tell you to freeze the baked pizza until you can cook it.
This article’s title was inspired by these tips! If you are ever struggling how to use crescent rolls in a recipe, check out the tip section first and see if those help you figure it out.
You may need to add more oil or butter to the pizza when baking
When shaping your dough into a crescent roll, you will need to ensure that it is well-oiled or melted butter so that it does not stick as it rolls up. This could cause a difficulty in rolling out the dough properly, or possibly even break down the shape of the roll!
When baking the rolled crust edge to edge, there are two main reasons why some parts of the pie burn slightly before the rest of the pie bakes through. The first is lack of thickness of the crust, and the second is poor oven performance due to temperature fluctuations.
If your dough seems very dry and tight while rolling it out, then either use less liquid (butter) or increase the heat slightly to help set the dough. If the rolls seem oily and loose, then use just enough moisture to make them come together.
Yes, they are healthier than a regular crust
Crescent rolls can be used as a pizza dough recipe to make your own crispy, thin-ish pizza crust. They are typically made of wheat flour, butter, and cream cheese or ricotta cheese along with some other ingredients.
Many recipes require you to roll out the crescent shape dough using rolling pins or in a bread machine setting. Then, once it is rolled up into a circle, it must be sliced into triangles. These triangles then get spread apart to create an almost net like structure that can hold toppings.
This article will discuss how to make homemade pizza with yeast as well as whether or not you need to proof the yeast before use! If you desire to learn more about making your own pizza, check us out at TheMakingPizzaTeam.com/crusts. We have lots of tips and tricks to keep yourself busy while baking and eating pizza.