Thursday, January 24

Homemade Pizza with Fennel Sausage and Rapini

There are some things in life that are so commonplace, you just assume that no matter where you live, they'll be there. Like supermarkets, gas stations, McDonald's, and pizza dough.

Every weekend of my life in Rhode Island, I went to Crugnale's Bakery to pick up 3 lbs. of pizza dough for $1. Like eggs and milk, it was a staple in our house.

Rhode Island -- the state with the highest percentage of Italian-Americans -- has an extraordinarily high number of bakeries, all of which sell pizza dough.

Imagine my shock when we moved to North Carolina and discovered that not only were there no Italian bakeries to be found, but people didn't even know what I meant when I asked for pizza dough.

I searched markets, delis, and bakeries:

Me: "Excuse me, do you sell pizza dough?"

Guy: "We don't sell pizza, Ma'm."

Me: "No, not pizza, just the dough."

Guy: "Just the dough? Why, don't you want the pizza?"

Me: "Well, I do want pizza, but I want to make it myself."

Guy: "Pizza Hut delivers you know."

After weeks of similar conversations, I decided to make my own. I asked my mom for a recipe, and three days days later, an envelope arrived in the mail. The recipe inside was so tattered and stained from years of use, I figured it had to be good. It's more than good. It's foolproof. Plus, it only takes about 10 minutes to make.

Pizza Hut, eat your heart out.

Homemade Pizza Dough
Makes approximately 2 pounds of dough.
Print recipe only here.

1 packet of active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups of warm water
5-6 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
In a large bowl, dissolve in 2 cups of warm water, yeast, sugar, and salt.

Using a spoon, gently blend.

Add 5 cups of all-purpose flour and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to start. Blend with a spoon just until the dough starts to form, then using your hands, transfer to a floured surface.

Knead well—adding flour if it’s too sticky—until the dough becomes springy and smooth. It should take a good 5-10 minutes of vigorous kneading. It will be soft and silky when done.

Place the dough in a large, clean bowl coated with olive oil and rub some olive oil on top of the dough. Cover with a clean, dry dishtowel and let rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in size (at least 2 hours).


Punch the dough down to release air bubbles. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface to roll out. You can let the rolled out dough rest for about 30 minutes; it will rise slightly and create a puffier crust.


Leftover dough can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Coat the inside of a Ziploc bag with some cooking spray and drop the dough in; that way it doesn’t stick to the plastic. Allow to come to room temperature before rolling out.

Tips for Making Good Pizza Dough

*Make sure your yeast is fresh and not past its use-by date.
*When kneading the dough, push it away from you, then pull it towards you with the heel of your hand. Vigorous kneading (including breaking a sweat) will make for a lighter, crispier crust. The dough should feel silky soft when it's ready.
*Let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free area. Cold temps prevent it from rising well.
*Always punch it down to release air bubbles.
*Freshly made dough is easy to roll out. Start in the center and roll outwards, ensuring it's an even thickness so it'll cook evenly.
*Always preheat your oven before cooking your pizza to get an extra crispy crust.

Now it's time to make pizza! I'm submitting this recipe for Fennel Sausage and Rapini Pizza to Joey, of the beautiful 80 Breakfasts, who has chosen pizza as this month's Hay, Hay, It's Donna Day theme.

Rapini, also known as broccoli rabe, broccoli raab, and rape, is a popular Italian vegetable. Though it resembles slender, leafy broccoli, it is actually a relative of the turnip. Rapini's bold, slightly bitter flavor pairs perfectly with spicy fennel sausage, sweet caramelized onions, and sharp provolone cheese. Blanching and shocking the rapini helps remove some of its bitterness and maintain its vibrant green color.


Fennel Sausage and Rapini Pizza
Print recipe only here.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 pound fennel sausage, sliced**

1 bunch rapini (broccoli rabe)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup shredded sharp provolone cheese
1/4 cup grated Reggiano-Parmigiano cheese

1/2 of the dough from recipe above (or 1 pound of store-bought dough)

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F if using a pizza stone or 425-450 if using a baking sheet.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper (if using a stone) or to a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with 1 tsp olive oil.

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Boil rapini for 2 minutes; drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water. Shocking the rapini will maintain its vivid green color and stop it from cooking. After a couple of minutes, drain the rapini in a colander.
Slice sausage links. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 teaspoon olive oil to a skillet, and pan sear 4-5 minutes per side, until they are brown and crispy. Remove sausage to a plate.
In the same skillet over medium heat, warm 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add sliced onions and sugar; stir occasionally, until onions begin to caramelize, about 5-6 minutes. Add the rapini and crushed red pepper, and continue cooking, about 2-3 minutes, until rapini is slightly browned. Return sausage to skillet and stir. Remove from heat.

Place half of the provolone cheese on the oiled dough. Arrange the sausage mixture on top, then add the second half of the provolone cheese.

For a pizza stone, bake at 500 degree for about 10 minutes, or until both the top and bottom of the crust is brown and the cheese is melted.

For a baking sheet, bake at 450 for about 25 minutes, or until both the top and bottom of the crust is brown and the cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with grated Reggiano-Parmigiano cheese before serving.

**Fennel sausage is mildly hot and spicy and can be found at Italian markets and delis. Otherwise, substitute any type of sausage you like.


You might also like:
Fig and Fennel Pizza
Potato and Gorgonzola Pizza
Broccolini and Sun-Dried Tomato Pie
Spinach, Nutmeg, and Ricotta Calzone

Don't forget to check Joey's round-up of pizzas on Feb. 2nd!



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81 comments:

Peter M said...

Susan the pizza dough looks right and the toppings are zesty.

Giada de Laurentis makes donuts out of pizza dough, FYI.

Finally, Pizza Hut...worst pizza, EVER!

Asha said...

Oh, we are all making making Pizzas this week. Fennel with sausage sounds wonderful. I just posted Calzones!!:D

I do like Pizza Hut only if it's fresh and hot out of the oven, hate their smelly Pepperonis though.

Sarah said...

I've tried making my own dough a couple of times, but decided it was a lot of effort. I am ashamed to admit that I often use that stuff in the tube, too sweet though it might be. But this recipe looks easy enough that I'm very tempted to try again. What do you think about trying to make it using the dough hook on a kitchenaid? Also, is this amount about right for one pizza, or a bit more? Thanks! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, extremely yummy! Your pizza looks very good and surely tastes better than bought ones! That garnish is wonderful! I also make my pizzas from scrap...

Cheers,

Rosa

AnticiPlate said...

This looks delicious! I made a butternut squash and goat cheese pizza the other day. Must be that time of year! I got my dough from Whole Foods though. I need to try making it myself.

-Kari
www.anticiplate.com

Ellie said...

Mm mm, that pizza looks divine, and the crust does look perfect!

T.W. Barritt said...

Oh, YUM! Not only the fool-proof dough (which I've been searching for years) but that extra kick of fennel sausage! Did you ever consider starting your own pizza chain, and giving that other place a run for their money? :-)

Lydia said...

Now that is a pizza any Rhode Islander can be proud of! Every supermarket as well as bakery here in RI sells pizza dough, which means I've gotten incredibly lazy about making my own!

Maytal said...

The pictures are making me hungry!!!
I cant wait to get home and try out this recipe!!!

Happy cook said...

Yumm the pizza looks so delicious.
Love the step by step pic of the dough making

Julie said...

I LOVE making my own pizza dough. I'm a thin crust person, and agree that broccoli rabe makes a great topping especially with sausage. I love using spicy Italian turkey sausage.
PS--Go Pats!!!

Namratha said...

Looks delicious Susan, thanks for all the tips on making the dough. I've made the dough once and it wasn't as good as I expected it to be. Will keep these tips in mind for the next time.

Pizza hut delivers....phooey!! Can't beat home made pizza..

Sagari said...

home made pizza with warm gooey topping wowwwwwwwwwww wonderful susan

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I live in an area devoid of quality bakeries as well. If people only knew what they were missing... :-/

The pizza looks great! I like to grate a little parmesan over the crust edges before I cook it just to some extra crunch, browning, and flavor on the crust.

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

Yummm! I always make our own pizza but I cheat and use my bread maker to knead and do all of the dirty work! Your crust looks awesome!

Ann said...

Oh yum. But now look what you've done... I'm going to have to make pizza soon. :-)

Really delicious-looking and droll-worthy photos.

Sig said...

Wow, I didn't know I could buy pizza dough in bakeries! Hope it is not just an RI thing... :)
Fennel sausage sounds fab... and nice pictorial...

Kate / Kajal said...

Firstly wow u are so skinny !! and how sweet to give a step by step demo ! really helpful those tips too , i've been wanting to make pizza for 2 days now but too lazy to get out to buy the cheese. Now u've tempted me to go get some :)

cookiecrumb said...

I think it's WAY superior that you make your own dough (and it's easier than most of us think).
But.
Did you know Trader Joe's sells pizza dough? A little lump in a plastic bag for about a buck, in the refrigerated section.

Eve Fox said...

Looks so good!

linda said...

I always refrain from making my own pizza because it takes quite a lot of time but seeing and reading you do it I might give it a try.
Do you know if you can freeze it too? Or do you have to prebake?!
Looks wonderfully delicious btw...

Mansi Desai said...

Looks awesome Susan! fennel?? that's totally new for me in a pizza:) as for pizza hut, I still love their Veggie Supreme, with a few extra toppings:)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

peter-That's so funny because my mom always made doughboys with pizza dough, and you might be seeing them here soon....:)

asha-Thanks! Would you believe I've only had Pizza Hut once in my life, and I was about 8 or 9 years old!

sarah-I don't have a Kitchen-Aid, but I know people who use it for dough, and it comes out fine. I swear though, the kneading isn't that hard, and it's kind of fun to feel the dough transform in your hands.

Half this recipe makes about a 1 pound pizza. It would comfortably serve 4 people for dinner or 2 extremely hungry ones. :)

rosa-Thanks so much! I love experimenting with different toppings.

anticiplate-I love squash on pizza and will have to try yours next!

ellie-The crust is my favorite part.

tw-I'd need a partner though. Can you think of anybody? Like a New Yorker, for instance? Hmmm? :)

lydia- I still miss Crugnale's!

Maytal-Let me know how it comes out if you do!

happy cook-I'm glad you like it.

julie-Thin crust?? Oh, no!! But, you like the Pats, so I guess that evens things out. ;)

namratha-I hope they help.

sagari-Wow, thanks! :)

mike-Mmmm....love the idea of the browned cheese on the crust.

julie-That's OK. I can't cheat--I don't have one!

ann-Yeh! Pizza making day is always a happy day!

sig-I'm sure Seattle has bakeries that sell dough. They have all delicious things there!

kate-Go get the cheese! Go get the cheese! :)

cookiecrumb-Yes, thanks! I've had good luck with it too. But, I like a really thick crust which usually only happens with homemade.

eve-thanks!

linda-You know, I don't like the taste of frozen dough, so I've never tried freezing it. But, I don't see why you couldn't freeze it, as long as it was insulated well so it wouldn't get frosty.

mansi-I've never had it, but anything called veggie supreme must be good.

Mishmash ! said...

Its long since I made pizzas..next time I make pizza, I want to try ur recipe...will let u know :)

Shn

katiez said...

They didn't sell pizza dough in the Midwest, either. Nor in France. I've been making my own forever, it seems...starting with the box mixes that I'm sure you never touched...
Great looking pizza, btw

Meeta said...

Fennel and sausage sounds like a gorgeous topping to me. I like my crust thin - really thin. YOu look pretty good rolling that dough out Susan!

Annemarie said...

I do love homemade dough. Haven't done it in a while, though, and your recipe may have to take price of place now. And those sausages? Mmmmm.

Brilynn said...

That pizza is gorgeous! I want to make everything I've seen so far for this round of HHDD.

culinography said...

Ha! After moving to the "city" (Raleigh) from small-town-Midwest, I scoured the markets for pizza dough and was shocked that I couldn't find it, too!

The good news is it's prompted me to develop my own... and now I'm not sure we'd go back! :)

Looks yummy!!

Heather said...

Bless your heart, woman. I have always felt such trepidation about making my own dough (and I can buy it at the store, nyah nyah), but now I think I'm gonna go for it. I'm totally snagging your dough recipe. YOINK!

The Expatriate Chef said...

They do sell it at Whole Foods, but it's not that tough to make. Indeed, I prefer to make it. What are your thoughts about the importance of the pizza stone for crispness?

I will definitely try your dough recipe.

Tracy said...

Your pizza looks great! We have delis that sell pizza dough but I'll have to try yours.

Helene said...

I never seen fennel sausages before. That's probably really good. Thanks for all the pictures. I really like to make pizza myself. Maybe for supper tomorrow night.

Gattina said...

If I were the guy I'd say, 'You already made the best pizza, can I buy some from you?' :)
Back then in NJ, sometime I spent an hour in pizzeria, having pizza and watching the owner (usually family's bussiness) making the dough... thanks for your authenic and delicious pizza, bringing me back all those memories.

Cakespy said...

Not to much to say but...MOST excellent. Thank you for the pizza!

Manggy said...

Sausage and broccoli rabe! That's a classic right there. I would have slapped that market man then and there. Kidding! I actually had no objections to Pizza Hut pizza (I love all kinds of food), but when they started incorporating various cheeses into the dough, then into the crust, then finally turned the outer rim into cheesy puffs or something, it kind of felt like a joke already, so I only eat it with friends now (but we don't waste our money on the "fancy" crusts).

I would LOVE to be in a neighborhood were many stores sell uncooked components :)

Emiline said...

That pizza DOES look good. If only I could get my hands on some rapini.
I will have to try your dough recipe. Friday night is perfect for pizza night.
So I guess you're a thick crust kind-of-a-gal?

Truffle said...

What a fantastic dough and I just love your choice of toppings! Looks wonderful!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

shn-Great! I'll look forward to hearing from you.

katiez-I've never seen a box mix for pizza dough. But you know I use Bisquick for my pancakes.

meeta-It's a pretty good arm workout too. ;)

annemarie-Oh, I do hope you try it.

brilynn-I do too!

culinography-That's too funny! So you know I wasn't kidding.

heather-Go for the dough! Go for the dough! Yoink?! What a fun word!

the expat chef- I have made plenty of pizzas on stones and on baking sheets and both come crispy. I think the real key is a high heat, 450-500 degrees F. The last place we lived in had a really old oven that couldn't get to 500, so even with a stone it wasn't as crispy as it could have been. If I had to choose though, I would say that pre-heating a stone is still your best bet for the crispiest crust possible.

tracy-I hope you do. It really makes a great crust.

helene-I hope you find them. The flavor of the fennel works beautifully with the bitter rapini.

gattina-NJ guys, what a hoot.

cakespy-I MOST appreciate that. :)

manggy-I know, you really appreciate those neighborhoods when you don't have them anymore.

emiline-The thicker the better!

truffle-They're great flavors for wintertime.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Beautiful pizza! The dough was beautiful too. I enjoy homemade pizza so much better than delivery. Half the fun is mixing and matching the toppings. The bakery at my market (Publix) sells pizza dough. It's not bad, but I always add a bit more flour, punch it down and give it a 2nd rise before I use it. The pizza come out great! :)

canarygirl said...

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous looking pizza! I too, am in the pizza-dough-less world, and have to make my own....but yours? OMG I think I might just brave the yeast and make some! That fennel sausage sounds fab...I usually add some fennel seeds to my sausage (also homemade...and the sauce too. What can I say, even though there are 6000 pizzerĂ­as around here, the sauce is somewhat plain, and I like it spicier). It's funny how different the toppings are here from the US..."sausage?" Means hot dogs. Bleeeeaaaaaccchhhkkk! :P The rappini sounds amazing on pizza too! Sorry for the novel, I guess you can tell I loved the post! lol :)

Kara said...

This looks fantastic - we are BIG fans of homemade pizza. I've been using a Giada recipe that involves my food processor and have loved that recipe (until now!) but it comes out a lot thinner than yours - so I'm tempted to change it up. Any tips on incorporating some whole wheat flour?

Deborah said...

Yeah, there is no where here to buy good pizza dough either. And I have been looking for a good recipe, so I'll have to try this one!

KayKat said...

Ooo ... that looks delicious (sans the sausage for me :))

I know what you mean about the pizza dough - it is easily available in seattle, but the quality seemed hit or miss, I've finally settled for making my own now.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Pretty incredible the things we can take for granted. In this case you were the winner. I really enjoy making my own pizza dough. This pizza is really beautiful!

Hillary said...

All these pizza dough recipes are amazing! Yours looks fantabulous.

swirlingnotions said...

Yum, yum, yum! Oriechette with broccoli rabe and sausage is just about my favorite comfort food on the planet . . . but it ties with pizza, so this particular pizza may just scoop them both!

I have a technical question for you, Susan . . . how do you get the shots of you preparing the dishes? Do you use a tri-pod or a cooperative husband?

Thanks, too, for stopping by Swirling Notions!

Annie said...

Susan, Thanks for visiting my blog in your hometown RI! I know well and love Crugnale Bakery. I feel for you. Can you get good Italian Bread over there?

Maybe it was a good thing, not finding the dough, because that pizza looks phenomenal!

Siri said...

Dear Susan, the toppings for the pizza look so good and yummO.. btw loved the Snickers cookies too!

~ Siri

Elle said...

That is a fantastic pizza. Mine usually don't look nearly that good. Never tried the broccoli rabe either...nice bitter flavor to offset the other tastes!

Anali said...

That pizza looks amazing! And I was stunned when you said that in NC there were no Italian bakeries. None?? How could that be? I can't even wrap my head around that one. I guess I'm pretty spoiled here. I can practically walk to Montilio's and the North End is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

sunita said...

Susan, I love homemade pizzas too...nothing can beat them...love your combination :-)

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Oh my. Now THAT's a pizza I'd really like to try...

Suzana said...

Susan, awesome pizza! Homemade pizza is so much better, isn't it? I love to experiment with different toppings too.

Maryann said...

Always a great combo :)

Katy said...

oh excellent. i need a good pizza recipe. also, yeast can go bad long before it's sell-by date -- i've experienced that disaster firsthand. question: can you freeze the dough? i'd like to make mini pizza crusts that i could pull out of the freezer for fast pizza dinners! :-)

Melody Polakow said...

Beautiful! Funny.. my pizza dough is pretty much the same recipe, but I take the super lazy way out and let my bread machine make it.. which it is right this second.. and this morning, I made some spicy sausagerroni type seitan and cheez to top it with..

Guess what I'm having for dinner?

Terry B said...

Wow, Susan! Your amazing pizza and beautiful photos thereof have certainly gotten people talking. A quick question for you. If you don't let the dough rise a second time, but just roll it out and bake it right away, will you end up with thin crust pizza? After having some on a New York visit, I've become a huge fan. And for the record, not all Chicagoans like deep dish--in fact, it's on the wane here.

David Hall said...

Hi Wendy, we make our own pizza dough most weeks, methinks you won;t be turning back now! Its so satifying.

Cheers
David

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Gorgeous pizza and lovely looking dough. Congrats on making your own.

sarahsouth said...

you've inspired me to get back to pizza production. looks absolutely divine!

Nupur said...

Thanks for the awesome tips, Susan! I think my pizza is going to improve...thanks to you.

Lore said...

Thank so much for the dough recipe! It looks perfect: just like I like it, rather crispy than fluffy.
Will try it next week-end :)

BaL said...

"Pizza Hut delivers yoou know"

I thought mostly we were having "killing dialogs" over here, but it's -sarcasticly(?!)- good to know it's the same all over the world :)))

Adding this pizza dough to the favorites list in order to be tried asap!

Rachael said...

>Guy: "Just the dough? Why, don't you want the pizza?"

That's so funny. I had the exact same experience except eventually they decided to sell me the dough. Here in New Haven, we've got some really amazing pizza shops that cook directly in wood fired brick ovens. I think they get a little insulted that I just want the dough!

Also, thanks so much for the step by step illustration! I've never made pizza dough and am still working my way through various yeast-y things...will have to try this...

Kristen said...

There is nothing quite like a homemade pizza fresh from your oven! This looks delicious! Much better than any delivery!

Julie said...

I love rapini, and rapini and sausage pizza sounds like a killer good combination. Yum!

joey said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pizza dough knowledge and your family recipe! :) I am gathering all the pizza info I can get for when I next strut our my pizza stone :)

Thanks for joining this round of HHDD! That is one fantastic sounding entry!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

susan-That's sounds like a good compromise to me.

canarygirl-Homemade sausage? Why don't you bring some over and we'll make pizza together! ;)

kara-It just depends on the type of crust you like. I hope you try it.

deborah-Hope you like it!

kaykat-I prefer homemade too (as you can tell). :)

tanna-I know. Thanks so much!

hillary-Wow! Thanks a lot!

swirlingnotions-A cooperative husband. A patient, cooperative husband. :)

annie-You're from RI? I didn't realize it. Wickit cool. ;)

siri-Oh, thanks so much!

elle-Do please try the broccoli, it's fantastic with the sausage.

anali-Oh, how I miss the North End!

sunita-I agree!

aforkful-Hope you do!

suzana-That's so much of the fun.

maryann-Definitely.

katy-I would suggest partially cooking the crusts first. Then wrap them in Saran, then foil. Place inside a Ziploc so they won't get freezer burned. They can go from the freezer straight into a hot oven. I wouldn't suggest keeping them in the freezer for more than a couple of months.

melody-I don't have a bread machine, but if I did, I'd cheat once in a while too. :)

terry-Thanks! If you want a thinner crust, then I would roll it out very thin to start with and only do one rise.

david-Homemade is definitely superior (at least in my book).

cookie baker lynn-Thanks so much!

sarahsouth-That's wonderful!

nupur-I'm glad you find it helpful.

lore-Let me know how it goes!

bal-Nope, it's the same everywhere. ;)

rachael-That's funny. I guess some people just can't imagine making pizza at home!

kristen-Plus, I just love the smell of baking pizza.

julie-They're fabulous together.

joey-My pleasure. This is one of the best HHDD topics ever!

thepassionatecook said...

i have a favourite pizza place nearly and the one pizza i order mostoften is one with fennel salami and mascarpone... a heavenly combination!

Nemmie said...

That looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing your pizza dough recipe :)

ejm said...

I love the North Carolinian conversation! :-D

Mmmm... you're right, homemade pizza is the best! Yours looks delicious! We had pizza last night with spinach, mushrooms and ham - was it ever good. But now I want to try a fennel sausage and rapini pizza!

-Elizabeth

P.S. I like to add just a little whole wheat flour to our pizza dough. It gives it a slightly nutty taste.

Cris said...

You made pizza too! Isn't it great to make your own dough? I love it!!! I don't have a pizza stone though... and my pizzas are always so thin, I need to try to make them thicker!

ames said...

oh, hooray pizza dough! I was just thinking to myself how I need to learn how to make homemade pizza. Now I just need some yeast...

Your bowl is so pretty!

ames said...

Can you freeze the dough?

Susan from Food Blogga said...

johanna-Fabulous combo indeed!

nemmie-Thanks so much!

ejm-Oh, Jeff would love spinach, mushrooms, and ham.

cris-I've always been a thick crust kind of gal.

ames- It's really easy to make. Sure your can freeze it as long as it's insulated well to prevent frosting. My dad used to freeze it sometimes, but he preferred to partially bake the crusts for 10 minutes or so first, then cool them and freeze them. But that's up to you.

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Hi Susan...does the amount of yeast change if its instant yeast? Also, how many pizzas would thuis dough make? Its unbelievably pretty & just the kind of base & topping I would go for. Pizza Hut's pizzas are quite dissapointing...not the taste I'm looking for. Yours look DIVINE!!

morethanjustamom said...

Susan, I have been searching for a home made pizza dough for quite awhile now, and yours is perfect! I actually had a pizza party at my house this weekend, and everyone loved it! I have a 5 year old son with severe food allergies, so we cannot order pizza out. He is the reason I started on this quest. I think it has turned out to be a blessing in disguise!

I have started a new blog, and part of it is going to offer a cooking category. Can I get our permission to list this recipe as long as I link back to your site? I would greatly appreciate it. Many of my family members like having access to safe recipes that they, too, can make form my son.

www.morethanjustamom.wordpress.com

Amy

Mimi from R I said...

I could eat this pizza off the screen, can't wait to make it myself.

Hema said...

Hi Susan,

I tried your pizza dough recipe last week and it was PERFECT! I tried Giada's and one of Alton Brown's recipes, but somehow they didn't turn out as well as yours did. This is going to be my 'go-to' recipe for pizza dough from now on. Thanks soo much!! :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

hema-Yay! I'm so excited to hear it. It really is fool-proof, isn't it? Thanks for letting me know.

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