I love pizza like the next guy.
Here's the thing, though: Going out for a pie is one of my favorite activities, but sometimes it's nice to just make it at home. But there's a slight problem with this in that I don't know much about pizza dough making.
Of course there's always the Buy-your-dough-from-a-local-pizzeria solution. I recently did this, topping the pie with roasted butternut squash, caramelized onion, spicy sausage and smoked mozzarella. It was delicious, but it felt like I was cheating.
Obviously, I'm not surprised my dough didn't taste the same. First off, I'm certain these recipes have been passed down forever. Plus, I just don't have the right equipment—a pizza stone, as great as it is, cannot do what a professional oven can.
Either way, I'm now on a mission to find the most amazing pizza dough recipe. Have one you'd like to share? Please send it my way. Keep in mind that I'll be using a pizza stone (which reminds me that I need to pick up a peel—a vital tool I'm missing) and that I have a tiny, conventional oven.
In return, I'd be more than happy to provide some of my topping ideas. Swiss chard, bacon and smoked gouda pizza anyone?