A couple of weekends ago I visited my mother, who lives in another city. On Saturday she asked me to go to the “fancy” grocery store near her house and buy a bag of refrigerated pizza dough in the deli, so we could make a pizza for dinner. I’d never had refrigerated pizza dough from a grocery store or bakery, but I expected it to be good, based on the quality of the store.
But it wasn’t. For starters, it was expensive. And it tasted very bland. And it was hard – really hard – to roll out. And, to top it all off, the ingredient list was long and complicated, when pizza dough should include just a few simple ingredients. It reminded me why I’ve been making pizza dough at home for years (and using the same dough recipe to make round loaves of bread, focaccia and dinner rolls).
If you have a stand mixer, hand mixer with dough hooks, or food processor, you can make homemade pizza dough quickly and easily, anytime your family craves pizza. (My family craves pizza frequently!) It’s delicious and cheaper than dough from the grocery store (and much cheaper than ordering pizza), and you control the ingredients. And it freezes well, so doubling the recipe (or even making two double recipes) gives you a big payoff for just a little extra work.
Do you make pizza at home? If not, I’d love for you to give this recipe a try and let us know what you thin,. If you’re a regular pizza maker, what are your tips for making great pizza at home? Gaye
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