I just realized I have not been posting as much as I would like to be doing.  After all, this site is based on what we have been having for dinner every night.  We have not given up food.  We still eat.  I decided it was high time to share my favorite Best Homemade Pizza Dough recipe.  It really is the best pizza dough recipe that I have used.  I always have some tucked away in the freezer for emergency dinners.  As well, I use it when I want to make a flatbread.

This year has started out with a bang.  I feel like the past couple months have been a big, fat, blur.  We have been really busy;  with work.  Filling the pipeline, and working on a few projects here, and there.  This all takes time and a lot of energy.  I did not realize that we were not cooking as often as I would like until I went through the past few months of expenses.  I was floored, and Lenny’s belly and my hips are angry.  Over $150 a month, in pizza delivery.  WTF?  This is good money that could be spent on a decent night out, or even putting away some good wine.

I told Lenny, that pizza delivery is now – OUT!  If we are hungry for a thin crusted pizza, we will make it.  After all, it is easy to do, healthier for you, and you can get as creative as you want with toppings.  We are going “Back to the Basics”.

This recipe for homemade pizza dough makes 4 small thin-crusted pizzas;  about 5 – 6 slices per pizza.  We usually make 1 or 2, for dinner, depending on how hungry we are.  If you add a green salad, you have a complete meal.  The other rounds of dough, I put into the freezer for another time.  All you have to do, is take it out in the morning, put it into the refrigerator, and when you get home from work, you have dough that is ready to go.

Do you make pizza at home?

 

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Best Homemade Pizza Dough

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups 00 flour or all-purpose (I prefer 00 as I feel it crisps up nicer)
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 cup water, warm to touch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

How To:

Mix water, yeast, and sugar together, set aside until bubbly and doubled in size, about 10 – 15 minutes.

Put flour and salt into a food processor fitted with dough attachment.  Add yeast mixture and mix.

Slowly drizzle oil in as it mixing.  Knead using the food processor for about 5 minutes.

Set aside in an oiled bowl until double, about 45 minutes.

Punch down, knead with hands and then divide into 4 equal pieces of dough.

At this point, you can use all of it, or put some into the freezer for another time.  I put the dough into sandwich sized ziplocs.

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