Today I’m sitting here in my robe enjoying the quiet of the house contemplating what I can get done at home in the next few days, and there is a lot I could do, let me tell you! I have a few days off from work, my daughter is still sleeping, and so is my husband who is on shift work, and doesn’t get home until very late. Which is the reason I’m still in my robe. I don’t want to go into the bedroom in case I wake him up while I get dressed. With both of us being shift workers now, it can be quite the challenge to get going for the day without waking the other person up.
I’ve already had one of my quick, favourite, breakfasts which is toast with almond butter, and pickles with coffee… yes, it’s very good! I think peanut butter is slightly better, but, since we can’t have that in the house, the almond butter will do. I love starting my mornings watching YouTube. It’s taken over watching morning TV for sure. I’m finding lots of great YouTubers to watch. Which brings me to my latest endeavor… making pizza at home. I miss my cooking shows on TV! I’m so sick of all the stupid cooking contests! I used to love to cook watching these shows. Or I’d watch the cooking shows to get inspiration on what to make for dinner. I can’t really find any of these shows on TV anymore or they are so far and few between that I always miss them. So, since I’ve been watching YouTube for all my makeup inspiration I’ve started looking for great cooking shows now on there also. I found one that I really like (besides Jamie Oliver’s Foodtube) and that is Laura Vitale. I watched this episode where she made homemade frozen pizza’s.
It looked so easy!
Here is how mine turned out.
I made mine a little differently (of course). I added whole-wheat flour to the dough. I made cheeseless pizza for Trevor.
Homemade pizza dough is on the agenda for today… again, and I’m going to use all-purpose flour only to see how it turns out. I think it turned out great yesterday, but, I may have not made my crust thin enough, because, I couldn’t get the crust crispy until I baked it for quite a bit longer than Laura suggested. Also, I had to turn my oven up to 475 degrees, and, I gave up on the pizza stone. Today, I’ll try the stone again for the second bake and if the crust is still not crispy and light golden on the underneath, I’ll just put the pizza right on the oven rack again like I ended up doing last yesterday.
I bought some more yeast! I plan on making a lot of pizza dough Well that and the other reason is my pizza dough really didn’t rise that much. My yeast packets had a best before date of next year too. So, I bought a few different brands and I’ll see how they work.
As the pizza turned out pretty darn good with how I made it last night, I know I’ll be making this pizza dough recipe over and over again. My son with all his food intolerances orders from Panago, because they don’t have soy in the particular crust he chooses and they make his pizza to order. Now we can just make our own! This dough was so easy to make and once I freeze a few crusts the way she did in the above episode, we can have pizza that is relatively easy to make, healthy, and free of all the things we want to avoid.
I’ll let you know how today’s version turns out once I tweak the baking a bit.
Do you have a favourite, fool-proof pizza dough you make?
Talk to you soon,