Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Best Pizza Dough

I used to think that you couldn't make pizza at home as good as at a pizza joint, but am glad to admit that I was totally wrong.  I think the things that make all the difference are A) cooking on a stone at a very high temperature, B) homemade dough and sauce, C) quality mozzarella (the kind you have to tear into chunks yourself), and D), (if you really want to put it over the top) veggies and herbs from your own garden. . . in fact, if you always use the freshest ingredients possible, you'll be amazed at the taste of your own pizza.
The "deep dish" stone: before

Deep dish: after

This is the yummy "grownup" pizza I
made with tomato, Canadian bacon, and
oregano from our windowsill herbs.
If you want to have meat on your pizza,
Canadian bacon is the healthiest choice.

I love it that my husband doesn't like pineapple
on pizza . . . because that means MORE FOR ME.
I have pizza greed.

I've tried so many different recipes for pizza dough, but I always come back to this one from my friend Jessica: it's the easiest and the yummiest.  I make pizza at least twice a month, and this recipe can't be beat.  Use olive oil and as little flour as possible for a soft crust.  I usually make three thick crusts instead of four regular crusts.

Here are some step-by-step photos I took of the kids' cheese pizza.

Complement this recipe with Best Pizza Sauce (and topping) Ever.


  1. Yum!!
    We make pizza often in our home. My dough recipe is most like yours but has sugar not honey. can't wait to try it with the honey.
    Have a great day!!

  2. that looks amazzzinngg!
    i will have to try that SOON.
    we love pineapple over here.
    :) so yummy

  3. my mouth is watering just looking at these pictures. i tried making this once but it wasn't even as close to as good as the way you make it. maybe i will just have to come visit you once a month to get my homemade pizza fix.


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