November is just about to end.
I've been waiting all month to make pizza.
So far this month I've spent about $180 on groceries.
I needed to be sure Mozzarella was in the budget.
Cheese is one of the more pricey grocery items.
And, yippee, there is enough money left to get cheese!
Pizza crust usually takes all day to make. I use a French bread dough.
The crust is chewy, rises nicely and browns just right.
We went for a walk so I got a late start making the dough.
I decided to try a friend of mine's recipe.
She has good instructions, so I won't repeat them here.
Rhome makes pizza for her family of ten every Friday.
You can read about her made from scratch pizza here.
Makes me crave pizza just looking at hers!
Four pizzas is a bit much for two people, so I halved the recipe.
I got in the habit of weighing dough when I started selling my
baked goods at the local farmer's market. I like the uniformity it
provides for the finished goods.
Dough for one pizza
While the covered dough was resting,
I made the sauce.
Stretched the dough for a pie. Rhome's are perfectly round.
But, the imperfections give the pizza character.
Okay, I couldn't get it perfectly round.
Ready to make the pizza.
Ready for baking.
I baked it at 550 degrees for 9 minutes
on a pre-heated baking stone.
Mr. C and Sweet Girl worked up a hunger at the park.