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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Our Homemade Pizza

A year long tradition in our home has been to make a homemade pizza every Friday. I ALWAYS use the bread maker to make the pizza dough but I was sick of our dough and an attempt at a yeast-less dough didn't go too well. I finally found THIS recipe and decided for the first time ever to attempt to make the dough all by hand with the help of a certain toddler.

PHOTOS: Z kneading the dough, pitting toppings on, watching it cook, YAY FOR THE DONE PIZZA!

For the DOUGH we used THIS recipe and brushed the dough after the first bake with a thin layer of melted butter and garlic salt.

For the SAUCE we used THIS recipe with tomatoes from our CSA basket and added some other herbs etc that were also included.

For the toppings we used:
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Quattro Formaggio (cheese blend of A shredded blend of Parmesan, Asiago, Fontina and Mild Provolone Cheeses) YUUUUUUUUUUUUUM!
  • Veggies from CSA
- Now we just need to make our own cheese and grow our own veggies :)

The Results:

AMAZING! The BEST pizza we have EVER made! NO JOKE! And it only took 2 and a half hours. WHEW!

Zorro had more fun than I thought with the dough, he actually took over kneading and punching the dough so I could start chopping veggies!

This was NOT "Simply Made." Next time we will use the machine with this recipe. but it was fun to do this together.

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Tara Rison said...

Maybe not simple, but sounds delicious!

I want to join a CSA. Have you enjoyed it?

Susana said...

Pizza is my favorite, but homemade pizza is over the top:-).

LOVE the pictures!!

mommytoalot said...

Oh wow..that looks amazing!!
Great pics.
I have never ever made homemade pizza..i've used ready made crust and bought canned sauce..etc.
Does it take long?

Michelle said...

Wow!! I get my dough from a pizza place...I have been looking for a good recipe though. I will have to get brave and give this one a try :0)

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oooh, LOVE LOVE pizza. Homemade pizza rocks!

lynne b. [my life in blog] said...

i have never attempted to make anything with homemade dough. so your brave :) it looks fun though. and yummy!

mom2three said...

oh so yummy, now I want some pizza!

Christy said...

Sounds great! We make pizza on Fridays but I buy the premade crusts and sauce in a jar and just add toppings. It isn't really homemade, but it still tastes really good. I don't have the patience to make it all from scratch.

thatgirlblogs said...

Haven't cooked that in decades. Maybe it's time... perfect fall dinner. Football!

One Sassy Girl said...

I make homemade pizzas all the time and have found frozen bread dough to make the best crispy crusts. I can't find a recipe that beats it!

Cute kid!!

Sherry said...

We love to make pizza at my house!

love lives in the kitchen said...

as usual so many creative ideas here!
have a great day!

Cindy said...

Thought of you when I saw this post. You have to scroll down to see the pin the pepperoni on the pizza.

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