Pizza has once again become a weekly staple in our house. You see, we had stopped eating it for a time because there are simply no good places to get a good pie around these parts. We have the main pizza chains in the area, but I would hardly characterize what they deliver as food. Furthermore, eating from those places guarantees spending most of the rest of the night in the bathroom. Why pay for that?
Do you have a good pizzeria near you?
Consider yourself lucky if you do. We have a few local places too, but the one we heard good things about we didn't think was much better than Dominoes (that's not a compliment). So after months of absence of pizza we debated one night about ordering delivery but decided against it. Instead, we got a hold of my wife's brother, who apparently makes homemade pizza frequently, and we got his dough recipe. It took a couple of attempts to learn the behavior of the dough, but now I can consistently make an excellent pizza that my wife says measures up to authentic NY pizza (that is a compliment).
I enjoy making and eating my own pizza much more than just ordering delivery. My pizza tastes better to me, gives me no stomach issues, and costs about 1/3 as much to make as it does to have it delivered to my door. But enough about me, bring on the pie!
A printer friendly version of the recipe can be found by clicking here.
You can see here where I over-stretched a little and have a weak spot in the dough. Luckily, with this pie I'm making half no sauce (Lily doesn't like sauce) so the weak spot in the dough won't bother anything.
I hope you try this for yourself. It's so worth it.