More on the Super Cheap and Easy Pizza...
Okay so Kaye from Pudgy Penguin Perusals recommended Martha White's crust and I just had to give it a shot. The first pizza really was so so... Maybe on the level of frozen pizza tasting. So I tried the Martha White's Mix. Oh since I was at Wal-Mart today I can give the correct prices.
Crust # 1 (Wal- Mart Brand ) is .44 cents. Crust #2 is (Martha White's Brand ) .78 cents.
So pretty much the same thing. 1/2 cup HOT water. 30 strokes instead of 20 , make a ball and THIS recipe has you brush the ball with 1 tsp oil.
So then you cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
Press into the pan. (again I used floured hands).
THIS time you poke the crust and bake for 5 minutes before topping. Then you add the toppings and bake 9-11 minutes. I did 8 minutes.
I shouldn't have been typing this post. I think that 7 minutes would have been better. I must have a HOT oven. So it is on the crispy side. Next time I am not cooking it on the bottom rack. And I am not typing the post while it cooks. (The boys are in test tasting it now).
True to my word I used more sauce and less cheese. Yep.. this crust is better.... Not to mention that it is about 1 and 1/4 inch wider all the way around. I am wondering if it is good enough to try some fancier pizza's. Maybe BBQ chicken pizza or some other California Pizza Kitchen knock offs.
Stay Tuned. I have a urging to come up with a TRES fabulous home cooked pizza. I couldn't find my old Pizza Stone. Might have to look for another one. I hear the Pampered Chef ones are wonderful.
Hum... lots to think about in this economy.. still not as good as take out... but about 15 bucks less. Multiply that by four Friday Pizza Nights and that is a whole lot of book money!
Here are the latest Super Cheap and Easy Pizza photos. (PLEASE Excuse the dirty oven... I use it a lot.. still no excuses right.. It is self cleaning... )
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