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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #100 on: May 15, 2017, 05:24:15 PM »
As for having perfectly round pizza... I gave up that goal long ago.  As long as it tastes good I don't care.  Make it in the shape of Florida, a beehive hairdo, or a trapezoid.  Whatever blows your skirt up.

The best part about pizza is, well, pizza. I totally agree

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #101 on: May 15, 2017, 06:28:06 PM »
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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #102 on: May 16, 2017, 09:54:54 AM »
Made pizza again last night.  Tried pressing the dough out onto parchment paper, then sliding the whole thing onto the hot stone with a pizza peel. Worked really well. At 500 degrees, I'm surprised the paper didn't burn, but it was fine. Family and guest said, "Best ever", which made me happy.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #103 on: May 16, 2017, 11:17:29 AM »
Oh man - wish I had known about this thread! I made some pizza at home for the first time on my own this weekend for my family for mothers day (my roommate showed me how to do it a couple weeks ago). Both pizzas turned out great! Wish I had gotten some pics

I used fresh mozz (a ball of it was on sale for $.99 at Kroger since "use by" was that same date).
I used the Trader Joes dough because my roommate swears by it and I didn't have time to let one rise and all that.
I used fresh basil off my basil plant on the porch.
Made the tomato sauce myself
Boom - Margherita!

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #104 on: May 16, 2017, 01:17:58 PM »
PizzaSteve, I think you and I are twins separated at birth.

Search YouTube for "NBI Pizza School" for my dough-making videos.

LOL.  Rock on.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2017, 05:47:38 AM »
I think your name should be KingPizzaSteve.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #106 on: May 17, 2017, 02:06:51 PM »
^this is a great resource! Thanks!

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #107 on: May 17, 2017, 07:31:01 PM »
I think your name should be KingPizzaSteve.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #108 on: May 18, 2017, 12:56:18 PM »
Oh man - wish I had known about this thread! I made some pizza at home for the first time on my own this weekend for my family for mothers day (my roommate showed me how to do it a couple weeks ago). Both pizzas turned out great! Wish I had gotten some pics

I used fresh mozz (a ball of it was on sale for $.99 at Kroger since "use by" was that same date).mustacian!
I used the Trader Joes dough because my roommate swears by it and I didn't have time to let one rise and all that.non mustacian...we can do better
I used fresh basil off my basil plant on the porch. mustacian!
Made the tomato sauce myself mustacian!
Boom - Margherita!
Great job.   By the way, if you must use fancy expensive TD dough, i recommend balling it in 250gram portions and putting in an oiled sealed container in fridge or on an oiled surface (covered with damp cloth) if you are baking within an hour or two.  The round shape greatly facilitates a round pizza, when stretching after rise.  Dust top and put with plenty of flour on surface where you will stretch the dough.  TD dough is quite wet and takes some extra flour just fine.
Thanks for the recommendations!

Yes I noticed it very wet as well, and my roommate recommended using some extra flour. I did have hard time rolling the dough out on the parchment paper on the counter...the parchment paper just slid everywhere and the flour kinda went everywhere too. Not sure how I could remedy that..

I'll have to look into your dough making recipe/ process some when I'm at home and see if I'm game. I think I'd rightly enjoy it. (I know this is MMM, but I can hardly see how a $1.19 for pizza dough could be termed 'expensive'. I get that it can "be made for a few cents" like most breads, but saving money would simply not be the reason I'd be choosing to make my own dough).

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #109 on: July 13, 2017, 11:42:14 PM »
Great thread!

I use the basic dough from "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day," which makes a super tasty, thick crust. I love that it is always ready; just hanging out in the fridge in an ice cream pail. No kneading required. 

I have totally ruined myself for store bought or restaurant pizza because none taste as good as my own pizza! haha!

I parbake the dough at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes and then pull it out to add sauce and toppings. Then I crank the oven to 475 (high temp is key) and cook it till its done.

If I'm feeling lazy, we will have pizza bagels or pizza buns (English muffins) -- they are a reasonable facsimile if you're pinched for time, but certainly not gourmet tasting like the ones pictured.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #110 on: July 14, 2017, 03:55:33 AM »
PizzaSteve, I think you and I are twins separated at birth.

Search YouTube for "NBI Pizza School" for my dough-making videos.

LOL.  Rock on.
Farewell pizza bro...dicey and a few others dont want my type around here, so leaving the forum...it was fun.  Deleting my personal content.

WTF? Here's my last comment on this thread:

I think your name should be KingPizzaSteve.

If you're serious, I, for one, will be sorry to see you go.


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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #111 on: August 17, 2018, 10:47:23 PM »
It's been a while but I dusted off my mixer and pizza stone:

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #112 on: August 18, 2018, 12:44:35 AM »
Anyone tried cast-iron tortilla pizzas before? One of my favorite snacks/side dishes. Literally takes 5-8 minutes to make one too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGdEpaPKADI

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #113 on: November 06, 2018, 02:16:39 PM »
I voted.  Then I came home and made pizza.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #114 on: November 19, 2018, 06:09:04 PM »
I have always made my pizzas on parchment paper.  It's one of those great kitchen inventions, like the kitchen scale, that changes your life once you learn to use it.

Frugal tip -- Don't buy a $20-25 pizza stone. Go to Home Depot and buy a plain square 12" floor tile, for about $1. It does the same job.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #115 on: November 19, 2018, 08:52:02 PM »
I donít have a photo, but I made a good batch of gluten-free pizza dough from scratch today. Iíve had the recipe for a while, but this was the first time I tried it with the King Arthur measure-for-measure GF flour. Based on how much the dough puffed up while baking, I think I could roll out smaller pieces and make decent pita bread.

This flour has worked beautifully in every recipe Iíve tried, and I think itís going to save me from buying a bunch of little bags to make my own blends this Christmas.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #116 on: November 24, 2018, 04:25:17 AM »
Okay, I must be the oddball here but I LOVE anchovies on my pizza and a LOT of them! It took me about 20 years but I finally got my hub to enjoy them. In fact, he is the first one to chime in to make sure we have anchovies on the pizza! It is an acquired taste but once you get it, you have to have it!

Another thing I have not had in a long, long time is a double onion, double garlic, double cheese pizza. That comes with a white sauce. Really good!

I also love mushrooms and pepperoni on pizza.

Pizza is one of the best foods on earth! DROOL!

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #117 on: November 28, 2018, 08:21:32 PM »
I love this recipe and it really couldn't be easier.

https://www.budgetbytes.com/knead-pan-pizza/

I make my own sauce (also a budget bytes recipe) and freeze it in ice cube trays, so I always have sauce on hand.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #118 on: November 29, 2018, 12:04:13 PM »
Don't know if you pizza people want to branch out a bit, but this recipe for scaccia (https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/01/stromboli/) aka it's-not-quite-stromboli is absolutely astounding. Do follow the instructions about not using too many toppings, and read through (and look at the folding pictures) first. It also makes absolutely amazing leftovers, even unheated: imagine a multi-layer pizza, and you're pretty close to the right idea.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #119 on: December 02, 2018, 05:15:30 PM »
Today's effort.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #120 on: December 03, 2018, 01:07:56 PM »
Not much of a recipe but Buffalo Chicken Pizza:

$1.99 organic dough
5.0 ounces chicken (rough amount to cover the entire pizza with chicken, way more than you get from take out/delivery or store bought) $0.78 based on $2.49/lbs.
mozzarella cheese to cover the pizza (don't actually weight it or measure) - I think we buy a $5 bag that makes four pizzas, so $1.25 roughly.
red's hot sauce - amount to your liking. A large bottle costs I believe $2.99 and they make at least 5 pizzas, so about $0.60 per pizza

Comes to around $4.63 which feeds my wife and I easily.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #121 on: December 03, 2018, 02:28:58 PM »
Not much of a recipe but Buffalo Chicken Pizza:

$1.99 organic dough
5.0 ounces chicken (rough amount to cover the entire pizza with chicken, way more than you get from take out/delivery or store bought) $0.78 based on $2.49/lbs.
mozzarella cheese to cover the pizza (don't actually weight it or measure) - I think we buy a $5 bag that makes four pizzas, so $1.25 roughly.
red's hot sauce - amount to your liking. A large bottle costs I believe $2.99 and they make at least 5 pizzas, so about $0.60 per pizza

Comes to around $4.63 which feeds my wife and I easily.
You could probably cut the cost by about 1/3 overall by making the dough from scratch.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #122 on: December 08, 2018, 01:01:36 PM »
I don't make pizza often, but we did splash out and make an event of it a few weeks ago using a no-knead recipe rising overnight.  Yesterday I was just gifted a sourdough starter, so I might have to do this again soon.


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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #123 on: December 09, 2018, 12:41:04 PM »
^ Those pizza's look amazing! What is this no-knead dough recipe, and does it really make things easier?

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« Reply #124 on: December 09, 2018, 06:12:28 PM »
@BuffaloStache  the no-knead is pretty easy, but does take some planning ahead.  I kind of like it because I can start it the night before.  It also has extra time to ferment, with less yeast required, so it's better flavored, and I suppose you save a few cents on yeast too.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/03/jim-laheys-no-knead-pizza-dough-recipe.html

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #125 on: December 29, 2018, 01:14:27 PM »
Today's effort. I love making pizza.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #126 on: December 29, 2018, 01:17:05 PM »
Sigh. I don't know why my pictures always post sideways.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #127 on: January 02, 2019, 02:13:58 PM »
Thank you for posting this! This inspired my wife and I to make our own pizzas. It is our go to meal now when family and friends come to visit. Instead of going out to eat we make one or two home made pizza's for a couple bucks which saves us a lot of money.

Its fun for us, inexpensive, and tastes good. Visitors are usually intrigued about the home made pizza and always agree to eat at home instead of going out. 

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« Reply #128 on: January 02, 2019, 03:21:29 PM »
Thank you for posting this! This inspired my wife and I to make our own pizzas. It is our go to meal now when family and friends come to visit. Instead of going out to eat we make one or two home made pizza's for a couple bucks which saves us a lot of money.

Its fun for us, inexpensive, and tastes good. Visitors are usually intrigued about the home made pizza and always agree to eat at home instead of going out.

I don't really make pizza anymore because of the low carb thing, but I second that it is a great thing for guests.   Kids especially love it because they can decorate their own pizza.  It is really fun.   

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #129 on: January 03, 2019, 01:47:22 PM »
I donít have a photo, but I made a good batch of gluten-free pizza dough from scratch today. Iíve had the recipe for a while, but this was the first time I tried it with the King Arthur measure-for-measure GF flour. Based on how much the dough puffed up while baking, I think I could roll out smaller pieces and make decent pita bread.

This flour has worked beautifully in every recipe Iíve tried, and I think itís going to save me from buying a bunch of little bags to make my own blends this Christmas.

Can you share the recipe, please?  I have a kid with celiac and I cannot seem to get my pizza right, which frustrates the shit out of me.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #130 on: January 06, 2019, 12:05:07 AM »
Love making pizza. I splurged on a 1/2 inch sheet of steel to get as close to neopolitan-style pizza in a home oven as possible.
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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #131 on: August 04, 2019, 10:04:53 PM »
I have been very happy to use this thread as eye candy for the lack of pizza in my life due to gluten/grain issues with my husband, but I have finally found a gluten free/grain free crust that behaves very much like a real pizza crust.  My pizza isn't going to be as pretty as some, but it's quite amazing for us!


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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #132 on: August 04, 2019, 11:39:33 PM »
I think it's beautiful. Care to share the recipe?

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« Reply #133 on: August 05, 2019, 12:43:47 AM »
Absolutely!  Our crust is based on this recipe with some small modifications.  We were never able to make it not soupy so an extra cup of cassava flour plus some for forming the crusts.  We parbake it on parchment paper on a pizza stone (prick it with a fork first) 2 minutes then top it with sauce, toppings, cheese and bake it for another 9 minutes or so.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #134 on: August 05, 2019, 03:25:58 PM »
Anyone have a great whole wheat pizza dough recipe to share?  Iíve been buying the multi-grain dough at Whole Foods but making my own would definitely be cheaper!  Thanks!

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #135 on: August 05, 2019, 04:13:48 PM »
Anyone have a great whole wheat pizza dough recipe to share?  Iíve been buying the multi-grain dough at Whole Foods but making my own would definitely be cheaper!  Thanks!
I've used a whole wheat bread dough recipe from a cookbook (can't remember now if it was Better Homes and Gardens or Betty Crocker) and I've been happy with the results. I think the recipe called for a mix of whole wheat and all purpose flour, but I substituted 100% whole wheat (and a bit generous with the yeast). For me the main thing about 100% whole wheat is to be patient with the rise time.

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« Reply #136 on: August 07, 2019, 09:19:18 AM »
Anyone have a great whole wheat pizza dough recipe to share?  Iíve been buying the multi-grain dough at Whole Foods but making my own would definitely be cheaper!  Thanks!
I've used a whole wheat bread dough recipe from a cookbook (can't remember now if it was Better Homes and Gardens or Betty Crocker) and I've been happy with the results. I think the recipe called for a mix of whole wheat and all purpose flour, but I substituted 100% whole wheat (and a bit generous with the yeast). For me the main thing about 100% whole wheat is to be patient with the rise time.

I made a batch of dough with half whole wheat, and found that it rose ok, but it was much more difficult to stretch than usual.  Had to patch a few holes in the first one, and was extra careful and slow while stretching the others, and I couldn't get them as thin as we prefer.  Still tasted great, though!

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« Reply #137 on: August 07, 2019, 11:06:09 AM »
My dad was Italian, and he ate tons of cheese, and I do too...but surprisingly, our pizza contains no cheese whatsoever, and is rectangular, not round. It is essentially a variant of what Sicilians from Palermo call sfincione, a 1-inch thick, chewy, tender crust covered in thick tomato "gravy" that may or may not have basil or oregano. Nothing else. Served cold or warm, but rarely hot. Although I love my thin crust Neapolitan pizza with black olives, anchovies and a bit of cheese, my absolute favourite is really the simple and humble Italian Tomato pie. I can only find it in stores in Montreal and parts of New York, Rhode Island, and New Jersey.

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Re: Share your homemade pizza
« Reply #138 on: August 12, 2019, 05:16:12 PM »
Awesome homemade pizzas everyone.

Recently I've been lazy and buying Costco's Kirkland frozen cheese pizza. During sales they are a steal at $1.50 each. As they are, well, they're just cheese pizza. But using them as a base and adding toppings like peppers, onion, chicken sausuages, mushroom, and pesto sauce strikes a balance between convenience, cheap, and delicious.
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« Reply #139 on: August 13, 2019, 12:30:27 PM »
I made a batch of dough with half whole wheat, and found that it rose ok, but it was much more difficult to stretch than usual.  Had to patch a few holes in the first one, and was extra careful and slow while stretching the others, and I couldn't get them as thin as we prefer.  Still tasted great, though!
Yes, whole wheat dough is a bit more difficult to work.