Homemade Pizza

I like easy cooking. I’m not a natural cook and am learning to do more, but right now I still like it easy.
I think I have a problem with the unstructuredness (did I just make that word up?) of cooking. I never seem to get the same meal to taste the same way twice. I like structure, that might be why I was always good at math (up until pre-cal and trig, then math lost me). I guess now that I think of it – even though I like to cook, I prefer to bake. You have to go by the recipe or it won’t turn out right. There is structure – there are rules.
So I was happy when I found a recipe that let me have my structure and still be creative. Homemade pizza. I found the easiest recipe in a cookbook that I originally got when I lived in Germany~ Basic Cooking ~ When I moved back to the states, I left the German version of this book with my ex (casualty of a dead relationship). I soon decided I needed to find it over here – and I did – in English, so that I wouldn’t have to do any converting of C to F and grams to oz etc.

Well in this handy dandy little book is the easiest pizza dough recipe out there…..
its just :
2 cups flour
1 packet quick rising yeast (or if you’re like me and buy the jar it’s 2 1/4 tsp)

a generous pinch of salt
1/4 olive oil

and 1/2 cup warm water

mix it all together, cover and let rise 45 minutes. Then you just roll it out, add the toppings and bake at 475F for 20 – 25 min.

Now if you want to make your life even easier and not have to use the oven (very good to know for those hot summer months!!) whip out your Pizzazz ~ yes, thats right the frozen pizza making machine ~ and make it on there. The recipe is good for 2 thin crust pizzas that fit on the Pizzaz platter. I’ve found it actually bakes faster this way – the pizza will be ready in about 12 – 15 min, depending on how you like your crust and cheese.

There you have it – homemade pizza – It’s become a monday night football staple in our house. And yes I do cook it on the Pizzazz most of the time, because we like the individual pizza’s.

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  1. Those pjs on Muncher are so adorable. I remember the miracle sleeping through the nights, when you are suprised he did. My second baby who was almost three months at Christmas time. slept thru the night on Christmas Eve and Day. Oh, it was a wonderful present. I am glad to be sleeping better, but I do miss those days. sometimes, I wish I could live it again. I would do things differently, like being more happier and complaining less. Oh well, stuff is done.I tried staying up for SITS, but in my timezone, they don’t get up til about 4 or so in the morning. So not possible.

  2. I’m definitely in the No Cooking category. I try, but it’s just not my thing. I’m all about the simple stuff too. I will have to try out this pizza. My mom makes homemade pizzas all the time and is always telling me how easy it is. Thanks for giving me more information.thanks for stopping by the Diaries today!

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