We love pizza! However, since we have been eating at home more, restaurant pizza seems saltier and less appealing. And then there is the financial cost. . .
So, we have begun to cook our pizza at home. This pizza is delicious!
We use Sara Moulton’s Food Processor Pizza Dough recipe.
After the pizza dough is processed in the food processor, it looks like this:
Then, place it in an oiled bowl with the oiled side of the dough up. Place a damp towel over the top and let it rest in a warm place for 35 minutes:
Sara Moulton says the dough is ready after 35 minutes when you can put your finger in it and it leaves a dent like a belly button:
This makes a medium thickness crust. If you like thin crust, you may be able to stretch the dough to make 2 pizzas. (We replaced 1/2 the white flour with whole wheat, so the dough lost some of its elasticity.)
Once it is rolled out on the pan, cook at 500 degrees for 5 minutes before topping it.
For the pizza sauce, we simply used tomato sauce with a little Italian seasoning sprinkled in. Then we covered with green pepper and sliced mozzarella, ham and pepperoni from the deli at our grocery store.
We cooked it on 500 degrees for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, until the cheese was melted and the crust was brown on the bottom.
Ta-dah! Our finished product:
We find it as good as take out for a fraction of the cost.