I made homemade pizza tonight. Homemade half-wholewheat crust (recipe from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything
), homemade tomato sauce (recipe from How to Cook Everything
), store bought mozzarella cheese (because there are limits to my mania for homemade).
Making the dough for the crust was easier than I'd anticipated, partly thanks to using a food processor to bring it all together. Shaping the pizza was a bit...interesting. Bittman's instructions said to take a ball of dough and pat it out flat on an oiled baking sheet. So, I take my dough, slap it into kind of an ovoid, plonk it on the baking sheet and pat. Sproing
, the dough springs back. Pat. Sproing
. Pat. Sproing
. Pat, pat, pat, pat, pat, smack, stretch, wallop, pow! (Pause, and survey result.) Ah, screw it, let's throw some sauce on it, maybe it'll come out.
Still, it tasted pretty good. I've got some work to do before I can give the local artisanal pizza joint a run for its money, but I've been served worse pizza by people who had better claim to know what they were doing.