iPhoneography & Pizza

Friday, May 13, 2011
Well, to start - Welcome Back Blogger, but what happened to my latest post??? Will it be returning? I posted about one of my pics being used in an article and that post seems to have disappeared...boo blogger!
Well, if I can't do anything about it, then we'll all just have to move on...
So last night we did something new for dinner - well, I did something new for dinner! Homemade pizza!! Yes, of course I've made homemade pizza before...do ya think I've been living under a rock or something! But...for everyone out there that has made homemade pizza before - have you ever made your own dough before??? Well, there ya go - neither had I!! But after last night I can't say that anymore! A friend told me she made homemade pizza dough & that it was fantastic - so I thought it would be fun & yummy to do myself. She uses the Fleischmann's Pizza Dough Yeast:
You get three of these packets for about $1.50 - to that you add water, flour, sugar, salt & a little oil...so if you're making one crust it comes to be about $0.50. How much did you pay for that ready made crust?? Yeah I bet it wasn't $0.50 and I bet you didn't have as much fun making it as I did - check this out!
(Please pardon the blur - hubby snapped this while I was playing making the dough!)

LOL - I didn't know I could throw pizza dough. And yes, that wine bottle is my rolling pin as I do not own a real rolling pin! Ha ha! I had cooked chicken & shredded it to go on our pizza along with sausage, cheese & jalapenos. It was so good. 
One thing I will do differently, though...my friend said she cooked her dough first before topping it and then put it back in the oven. So, that's what I did, but she only half way cooked it...I cooked it done & it made the edges way too crispy. Next time I am going to top the raw dough and then put it all in the oven to cook one time. That's actually what the recipe on the back of the yeast packet said to do, anyway.
And another thing I might try next time is to make up some garlic butter and brush that along the edges of the crust before baking - I think that would give it a little extra something yummy, too!