I made my own crust.
I really did. I actually got out a rolling pin, kneaded, rolled, let sit, checked, checked again, smushed, and pounded my own crust.
This all started when I ordered a pizza stone for my birthday. I’ll be glad when it arrives. But until then, I’m stuck with my 10 year old aluminum burn magnet. I love making pizza, but I’ve always used the refrigerated crust. The past few times I’ve made it, I could really taste a weird flavor. It’s the same flavor in whop biscuits (the tube of refrigerated biscuits that you whop on the edge of the counter so they pop open). While I was home last weekend, my grandmother showed me her recipe for easy crust. And so here’s my first attempt:
Put a few things like yeast, water, flour, oil, sugar, salt in a bowl. Stir it all up.
Knead it until elastic and smooth. Put in an oiled bowl and place dishtowel over it. Put the bowl somewhere warm and let it rise about 30 minutes.
Roll it out. If it tries to draw back into a ball, let it rest more. Mine rolled out fine. But I got it too thin. The edges had more of a crust while the inner circle was thin. I normally like thin and crispy crusts, but I put a LOT of toppings and water based vegetables. The first slice was perfect and crispy. By the time I ate the second slice, it was getting soggy.
This wasn’t my best work as far as pictures and pretty pizza. But I’m excited to try more. I’ll wait for my stone to arrive before I dig into flavored crusts and a variety of toppings.