Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Homemade-ish Pizza

I love making pizza at home but I've never found dough that tastes very good.  I usually end up buying Pillsbury thin crust in the refrigerator section, which is fine but it's nothing special.  Word on the street (at least the streets of Chicago, namely the one our friends Ben and Christina live on) is that Trader Joes has a delicious pizza dough in the frozen section.  One of these days we'll take their recommendation and give it a try. 

Until then, we made a new discovery.  Actually, our insurance agent (so random I know) told us that you can buy dough from Dewey's Pizza, a local pizza shop, for a whopping $1.50.  I couldn't believe my ears.  I love Dewey's. So I went to the store for pizza toppings, and B.J. and Charley went to Dewey's for dough.

I don't think B.J. had the dough out of the plastic wrap two seconds before he was tossing it into the air.  Way to keep your eye on the ball dough, Beej.

Charley was doing the same thing with her imaginary pizza.

The dough ball was big enough to make a 17 inch pizza, but since our stone wasn't that big, we ended up having a really thick crust.  B.J. poked holes in the dough and topped it with olive oil, salt and lots of garlic cloves.

We baked it for 20 minutes at 425 degrees.  This may have been different if the dough had been spread thinner like it was intended. 

Then, we pulled it out of the oven and topped it with roma tomato slices, fresh mozzerella, fresh basil, a sprinkle of salt, and a drizzle of olive oil.  It went back into the oven for another 10 minutes or so, just to warm everything up and melt the cheese.

Ta-da!  Our  homemade-ish pizza, fresh from the oven!

I can't even begin to take credit for this deliciousness.  B.J. did everything, I just snapped some pics along the way. Pin It

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