So, last month we went to an ex-business and catering auction with the hope of bringing home an industrial meat slicer. Unfortunately, we got outbid on the meat slicer but we did come home with a commercial freezer for storing our food gluts.
Whilst thinking of some ideas of what to make for the freezer, I decide to make some pizza dough. You just cannot beat homemade pizza dough, especially if you compare them to the shop bought ones.
We love pizza in our house – thin, crispy and full of delicious toppings to suit yourself or your guests.
I made this dough recipe and used half of it to make 4 pizzas and have froze approx. 4 pizzas worth in the freezer as well.
  • 1kg of strong white bread flour plus more for dusting
  • 1tsp salt
  • 14g dried active yeast
  • butter for greasing
  • 650ml luke warm water
  • Pizza topping of choice
  • Weigh out all ingredients
  • Sift salt and flour into a large bowl and make well in the center
  • Activate the yeast by stirring into the lukewarm water and wait for it to froth
  • Once the yeast is frothing on the surface, pour the mixture into the well you previously made
  • Combine ingredients with a fork until all comes together
  • Once the ingredients are all mixed together, you can either turn onto a floured surface and knead with your hands or put into an electric mixer with the hook attachment
  • The dough has been kneaded enough when it’s springy to touch and smooth in texture
  • Grease a large bowl with butter and put the kneaded dough into the bowl. Flip the dough over so the top is covered in the butter. This will help to stop the dough from sticking to the bowl underneath and crusting on top
  • Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave the dough to rise in a warm area ( I put mine on top of a warm oven)
  • Once the dough has doubled in size you can knock back the air by punching it with a floured fist, then the dough is ready to be rolled out and topped with your favourite pizza toppings
We were taking half the dough home for tea that night and the rest I wrapped in cling film and stored in the freezer for another day. A lot of ingredients I got to top the pizza went to waste, so I think next time, I will buy extra pizza trays and make up the pizzas and store the whole pizzas in the freezer. I think when you take the time to make homemade pizzas, you should make a few extra as a quick go to meal in the freezer. Plus, homemade pizza can be quite nutritional with the right toppings.
We ended up making pizzas at home with the family, its such a great way to get the whole family involved with dinner time cooking and the kids love ‘pizza parties’ too!


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