1,000 frozen pizzas.
That's a lot of pizza.
That's also a conservative estimate of how many my husband has eaten.
Now he's limited to 5 each month. I hit the 5/$11 deal at Woodmans and when they're gone, they're gone.
I'm a mean wife.
But I do make homemade pizza. I'm eternally searching for the perfect pizza crust. Great taste, little effort.
This recipe made 2 pizzas for us. The first night I thought the crust was just okay. The second night I liked it a lot.
Maybe I was just hungry, but it's worth a try.
Homemade wins every time in my world. Storemade wins in my husband's world. But he's an addict. I liked the ease of using the bread machine (you can make it by hand, too). The crust rolled out easily. I baked it on a pizza stone, and the edges had the perfect crisp. The honey gave it a subtle sweetness, which I liked more than traditional recipes with sugar. I'll definitely make it again, but I'm still searching for a homemade recipe that my husband will like more than frozen.
Mitch's Basic Pizza Dough (2 medium pizzas, 2 hours total)
3 1/2 c flour
1 c warm water
2 TB yeast
2 TB honey
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1. Pour water, honey, and olive oil into bread pan.
2. Add flour and salt.
3. Make a well in the flour. Pour yeast into well.
4. Snap pan into bread machine, select Dough setting, and push Start! (1 1/2 hours)
5. Roll out crust on floured surface. Poke holes in it with a fork to prevent bubbles. Add sauce, cheese, and desired toppings.
6. Cook at 400 for 15-20 minutes.
*Can be made by hand - see link below
Today's Bread Machine Lesson:
Pay attention. Otherwise you might end up dumping honey into the actual bread machine rather than the bread pan. This will make a huge, sticky mess and add an extra 20 minutes.
(yes, I did that)