October 18, 2011 by Zuri
While grousing last night about having the urge to cook, but not having much in the way of cooking staples in the house, Baron pointed out something to me: We had a package of pizza dough that was kind of forgotten about. Omg! I wanted to make pizza!
Honestly, it’s prepared dough from Pilsbury, so you get what you pay for, but it’s better than nothing. I combined this with:
- A can of fire roasted tomatoes (I didn’t have any sauce or puree, so this had to suffice)
- Slices of Jalapeno Pickled Garlic (it’s not spicy at all, but has a great vingary flavour)
- Mozzarella Cheese (leftover from Eggplant Parmesan from the other night)
- Organically Grown Broccoli (a friend of ours had some extra from his CSA and gave me some)
Fifteen minutes in the oven and my pizza was done! It’s a lot more filling than take-out pizza, and on my third piece I’m already full.
Things I learned from my first attempt at making a pizza at home:
- Needs longer than 15 minutes. The center was still a bit light and doughy.
- My cat (Gaz) has some aversion to me cutting up broccoli. She would not stop harassing me the entire time.
- Need to find a better way to make it non-stick. Flour? Cooking spray? Spraying olive oil didn’t help in the slightest.
- Don’t tin-foil the cooking sheet. I did this out of habit for cleanup purposes, but in some spots it tried to stick on the pizza crust and tore up. See #3.
- Yes, pizza can be “derpy”. The dough wasn’t the easiest to work with, so it’s lack of roundness is pretty evident.
I look forward to trying this one again, maybe using bakery-made dough instead of the prepared Pilsbury variety. I’m not confident enough in my preparation skills yet to attempt to make my own dough yet. Eventually, but not quite there yet. One step at a time!