Monday, September 7, 2009
Last night I tried making homemade pizza dough for the first time. It's something I've always wanted to make, but I've always been rather intimidated by yeast breads, so I tend to put off trying it.
The recipe I chose had cornmeal and whole wheat flour mixed in with the white flour, and I think it definitely added to the texture. It called for fine cornmeal, and all I found was regular, so it might have been slightly less grainy if I'd had the right kind.
I tried one for dinner last night, and one for lunch today. The one last night was ok, but the one today was a lot better, texture-wise. I think letting it sit, covered, overnight might have been good for it. It continued to rise in the fridge, so maybe that's what made it better.
As for toppings, I tried turkey pepperoni last night for the first time, and I found it too chewy, so I probably won't eat it again. But flavor-wise, it's very similar to traditional pepperoni. I used Canadian bacon today, which is always a winner. I also added an extra layer of cheese on top today and more cheese is always better!
I think I'll keep this recipe, I'd definitely make it again. I have other recipes to test too, some other time.