When I lived in Zembla, my apartment was across the street from the Zembla-owned equivalent of Whole Foods (Whole Foods, being too big and corporate for us Zemblans, was not allowed to move into our town). I could pop over there and buy fresh pizza dough from the refrigerated section any time I wanted. It ruled.
Since I’ve been here in New Wye, though, where no such options are available, I have been meaning to try making my own pizza dough for ages. I finally did it!
Of course, making your own dough is better than buying the pre-fab stuff like Boboli for many obvious reasons: it’s not full of weird preservatives or chemicals, you can decide what goes in it, and it’s cheaper. Would you believe the Boboli brand crusts cost $5.oo and they come with cheese baked in? Argh. I just thought for some reason that making my own would be time consuming, messy, and annoying. I’m happy to have been wrong about that!
It was fun getting my hands in some dough again after a bit of a baking hiatus. This was a breeze to make and I even saved half the batch for use later in the week. I used the recipe here. It calls for mixing the dough in a food processor though I have no idea why. Half the fun of making dough is mixing it with your hands, which only takes a couple of minutes anyway. Try it! It’s seriously so easy. Oh, and delicious.
I’m making up a batch of my baked tofu tomorrow so I can 1) remember the recipe by doing and 2) take some pictures. Recipe coming soon!
Homemade pizza – YUM!
If you decide to give another recipe a go, I’d highly recommend Smitten Kitchen’s pizza crust:
I have done it twice now & both times it cooperated & came out tasting like a crust from a delicious pizzeria. (It’s too bad you’re not eating cheese, because the lemon/zucchini/goat cheese pizza she does is DOUBLE-YUM.)
Anyway, regarding another post: your tofu recipe + peanut sauce looks really tasty! I might give it a try sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!
Cool, thanks for the link! I will definitely try it out. Now that I know how easy it is I’m sure I’ll be making pizza dough all the time. Mmmm.