Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Night is Pizza Night

Friday night we have pizza about 90% of the time.  We have it: 1) delivered, 2) homemade, 3)  go out, 4) or semi-homemade which is what I did tonight.  Trader Joe's sells fresh pizza dough - I was skeptical but now impressed!

 I used store bought ingredients and added basil, garlic powder, oregano and crushed red pepper to the sauce... it was too bland for our taste

Dough from Trader Joe's
I cook pizza on a stone that I have in pre-heated oven at 450 degrees (after it comes up to temp I do not add the pizza for at least an additional 20 minutes.  It's a tip I read to make sure the stone is really hot.) Since you must slide the dough from the paddle to the stone - use corn meal so it slides off without a hitch.
I stretched the dough first on my floured big board and once it has the right shape, transfer it to the paddle and add your ingredients.
The mozzarella seemed real soft so I cut into slices instead of grating and added a little grated romano too

Next I slide in on the stone
 Finished product - cooked for 14 minutes
It was really good and I would use the TJ's dough again.  But next time I would read the directions a little better.  It was suppose to sit on counter for 20 minutes at room temp before using.  My pizza is smaller and thicker so it is more sicilian style!  Still dee-lish! 4 stars!


  1. I'll have to get me some of that dough. Didn't even know they had it at TJs. I just ordered (and received) King Arthur's high protein flour to make pizza dough with. I'm looking forward to trying it this week!

  2. Yes - try and let me know! I'll be looking for a post!


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