Homemade pizza better than take out

Posted on: Mon, 06/03/2002 - 1:15pm
pason's picture
Joined: 05/22/2002 - 09:00

pSince learning that our son is PA we have avoided both take-out and restaurant food for him. In doing so we have stumbled upon this idea. Every week we have a fun pizza making night for the family to enjoy. We use prebought crusts from Loblaws: Presidents Choice Splendido/Thindido flatbreads (comes in packs of one large or 6 minis) and we load them with our favorite toppings. I make a homemade sauce from plum tomatoes, garlic and extra virgin olive oil (salt to taste) ahead of time and freeze them in portions suitable for our pizza nights. In advance I chop mushrooms, onions, bacon, tomatoes,olives etc and I keep a supply of pepperoni and shreded mozzarella on hand at all times. We bake them at 400 for about 20 min (depends on how crisp you like the crust). Everyone gets to create their pizza to their own liking and best of all, we enjoy this family tradition we have created. May sound pretty obvious, but all of our friends that have joined in on pizza night enjoy the novelty of this experience. Have fun!/p

Posted on: Tue, 06/04/2002 - 1:34am
Heather2's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

We do this as well but we buy our stuff from Bertuccis. There is usually enough cheese and sauce to make 2 pizzas - you just have to buy 2 packs of dough. I like it becuase we can make the pizza they way we like it - extra, extra cheese! One of these days I would like to try to stuff the crust with cheese.

Posted on: Tue, 06/11/2002 - 9:22am
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

We do the same, except that we make our own dough too!
It's trivial with a bread machine, and it allows us to make individual pizzas, and to play with shapes

Posted on: Mon, 09/09/2002 - 12:17am
katiee's picture
Joined: 05/09/2001 - 09:00

Hi there,
We've been doing much the same thing although I have a concern.
I have always been under the impression that "all" President's Choice products are considered off limits unless you contact the company each and every time because they use a variety of manufacturers. I would be particularily concerned about a "baked product" like the splendito's you mentioned. If you've been told otherwise please let me know.
We bake our own pizza but I make a homemade crust which is surprizingly easy and the family loves it.

Posted on: Mon, 09/09/2002 - 12:20am
katiee's picture
Joined: 05/09/2001 - 09:00

double post!
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Posted on: Mon, 09/09/2002 - 9:11am
cathlina's picture
Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

Could we have your homemade pizza dough reciepe?

Posted on: Wed, 10/16/2002 - 1:08pm
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

Sorry. I just saw your request for my recipe.
Here it is
1 1/2 cup beer or water (i've always used water)
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 1/4 cups white flour (in the US use bread flour, yes the recipe says it)
2 teaspoons yeast
measure ingredients in the order listed into Baking Pan
Insert Baking Pan into bread machine.
Select DOUGH setting and push start button
2 hours later, you have your dough.
Roll it, and garnish with whatever you want.
Bake at 425F for 15 - 25 minutes

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 1:24pm
TLSMOM's picture
Joined: 05/25/2001 - 09:00

Here's our Homemade Pizza made eazy!
Rhodes "Frozen" Pizza dough!!!!! Thaw first. Only takes a few hours ahead.
Any canned or homemade sauce.
Any toppings of choice.
You can make either "thin" or "pan" type. Tho I have never experimented with "stuffed".
Can also make great "Calzones" or pizza turnovers if you will.
Best Wishes
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[This message has been edited by TLSMOM (edited October 17, 2002).]

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 9:16pm
ACBaay's picture
Joined: 03/19/2002 - 09:00

Hi Darthcleo,
I tried you pizza dough recipe last night, and it was TERRIFIC! I topped it with a mixture of tom paste and sauce, grilled chicken, sauteed onions, broccoli, and fresh garlic.
Andrea (who can now add pizza to her family's dinner options)

Posted on: Tue, 10/22/2002 - 2:40am
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

Happy to be of help! :-D
Funny you topped it with chicken. That's what we usually do, and my mom looks at me funny. In her mind, pizza and chicken don't go together [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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