Friday, March 1, 2013

Frugal Finds Friday - Homemade Pizza Crust

 Homemade pizza is a Friday night staple in the Rogers' household.  By making my own pizza every week, I not save money, but I can also control the ingredients that are in the pizza, making it better for us.  I have never calculated the cost of making a batch of pizza dough, which makes 2 individual pizzas for Joe and I twice, because all of the ingredients are staples that I keep on hand all the time.

1 1/4 c Water
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
4 c Flour (I use unbleached)
2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
1 tsp Italian Seasoning

1. Load ingredients into bread machine in order listed, making a well in the flour for the yeast.
2. Set the bread machine to the dough setting and push start.
3. Pull dough out of bread machine.  Use oiled or floured hands.  Dough will make 2 larger pizzas or 4 personal pizzas.
4. You can freeze the dough once it's cooled from the bread machine, or you can make your pizzas up (pre-bake crust 5 minutes at 400 degrees F, add toppings, bake 10-15 more minutes depending on how brown you like your pizza/cheese)
5. Serve and enjoy!
Talk about an easy, frugal recipe!  This dough freezes great, so I make a batch whenever I'm in the kitchen doing some other freezer-cooking, that way, I'm always prepared for a quick pizza meal!

What Frugal Finds have you found this week?