Project Description

Pizza Dough

Homemade pizza is a staple in my mom’s house and as far as I’m concerned she makes the best! Mike and I try to emulate her and so far we’ve done a pretty good job. The key to learning to make pizza is trial and error. You have to learn by doing so that you can develop a feel for the dough. I have seen some pretty detailed and complex dough recipes browsing online. You won’t get that from me. I should probably be telling you about the proteins and gluten and how the kneading process affects them, but my recipes are in my hands more so than my mind (or my cookbook for that matter). I understand the feel far more than the science. We’ll have to call on Mike if you want science and detail. Just ask. He’d love to tell you a scientific story. He’s like my dad that way. I hope you will give pizza dough a try. You can top these pizzas with whatever toppings you prefer. For a focaccia-like bread top with olive oil, rosemary and sea salt. If you’re using cheese, add it toward the last 5 minutes of the cooking process so it doesn’t burn.