Yesterday I ventured into the world of home made pizza dough. It was not a success!. However it was edible, so therefore not a failure!.
My first mistake was not realising how much dough 4 cups of flour would make!. If I’d thought about it, I would have frozen half the dough for another time. I’ll be more observant of that next time.
I used a recipe by Chelsea Winter, a NZ masterchef winner, from her cookbook. It was easy to follow and use. I’d made bread once a long time ago and it didnt work out, so I’ve never tried again, fearing the whole yeast kneading thing!.
This time it was better, or I took more time and care – who knows!. I ended up with more dough than I needed for the 2 of us eating the pizza, and this is where I should have halved or thirded the dough and frozen what I didnt need.
once the dough had risen and then been knocked back, I shaped it to fit the tray and covered it with tomato sauce, some dribbles of pesto and mozzarella cheese. I need to more sauce and cheese the next time I make pizza. I kept the topping simple because I want to find the perfect dough for me first.
It looked good, smelt good, it just had too thick a base for my liking.
Better luck next time, eh?!.
I you had a foolproof pizza dough recipe that works well for you, I’d like to hear about it, if you care to share.