This recipe comes with a pretty serious warning: once you start making your own pizza dough and keeping it handy in the freezer… you will not. stop. making. pizza. For a long time, I thought pizza was one of those things best left to the professionals; when I made it at home is always seemed like a lot of work for something that never quite lived up to what I expected.
So what changed? First of all, I started making big batches of dough, dividing it up into single-pizza portions, and freezing it. Pizza dough freezes extraordinarily well and thaws on the countertop in no time at all. So that took the hassle-factor out of it. Secondly, I found this recipe (from the same genius that brought us no-knead bread) in Bon Appetit last year. Not only is it absurdly easy to throw together, but it makes some of the best pizza crust that I’ve ever had. Baked up, it is tender, chewy, and gets perfectly bubbly, crispy edges. Simply put, pizza nirvana. [Read more...]