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Monday, July 30, 2012

Overcoming my fear of pizza (strange, huh?)

One of the biggest drawbacks to having the full size oven downstairs is, that, well, it's downstairs. That means that by the time I remember I have to take something out of the oven, sometimes it's a drop overdone. But if I go down, and discover that I left my oven mitts upstairs, and then I have to run back up and then run back down, you KNOW what's going to happen...

Uh.Oh.

Today I decided to break through the pizza barrier. I had this thing in my head that homemade pizza is just TOO hard to make. Kind of like the bagel thing, and the homemade breads. You know, I just couldn't wrap my head around it! So I wrote it off as being "too much effort".

But really, is it? I decided to try it out today, as I am no longer intimidated by making dough.

It was really quite simple. Mine came out a bit rustic, as I was in a rush when trying to make a nice round crust, and a bit overdone, because... well I explained that already.

But it still got eaten. Even the pickiest child ate it with only minimal complaints.

6 comments:

  1. We make this all the time. It's so easy! I usually make the dough in the bread machine, and we add things like garlic powder or basil to it. We also sometimes roll cheese into the edges of the dough when it's rolled out for cheesy crust. The kids love to get their own ball to roll out and put their own toppings on it. And we've used the same dough to make calzones.

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    1. I made a calzone with the ball of leftover dough - and my hubby's lunch for tomorrow is ready!
      I will have to try the cheesy crust. my kids used to LOVE getting cheesy crust at the pizza shop back when we could get pizza for a normal/cheap price (Hollywood had a relatively cheap pizza shop). Ok - next time!!

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  2. I also have a fear that pizza dough is too much bother. I have to do it though as I lveo pizza and I won't buy the shop ones. Atm we have pizza made on halves of pittot - it's not the same though.

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    1. Homemade dough is SO much better than pita pizza, no question! Go for it, you'll see - it's easy!

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  3. This looks very good! I need to come up with a pizza substitute I can do on a stove top. Any ideas?

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    1. what if you make my stovetop mini-pitot http://www.kosherfrugal.com/2011/12/homemade-mini-pitot.html

      once cooled, top them and return to the pan, reheat them carefully with a cover on to melt the cheese. remove with a large spatula? kind of like how my mother always used to make us matzah pizza on pesach when the oven was fleishig?

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