Ranch Crust Dust
Inspired by the mail-order packets of herbs and spices that Hidden Valley Ranch-founder Steve Henson started selling in 1954, we made our own homemade ranch crust dust. Our secret ingredient is buttermilk powder — a dehydrated version of the cultured dairy product — which gives our spice blend that particular beloved tang. You can find it on Amazon or at your local supermarket. Just brush some melted butter on your crust, sprinkle on a healthy dose of ranch powder post-bake, and you may find yourself wanting to eat crust-first.
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Notes: Instead of sprinkling over butter, you can serve this as a dry dip for crusts.
1 cup (240 milliliters)
4 tablespoons (25 grams) buttermilk powder
1 tablespoon (2 grams) dried parsley
1 tablespoon (3 grams) dried dill
1 teaspoon (1 gram) dried chives
1 tablespoon (10 grams) garlic powder
1 ½ teaspoons (7.5 grams) sea salt
1 teaspoon (2 grams) freshly ground black pepper
Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir until combined. Season to taste, adding more salt if necessary.
Brush your baked pizza crust with melted butter (unless you plan to use the dust as a dip).
Sprinkle on as much ranch dust as you like.
Slice, serve and enjoy.