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No Knead Pizza Dough

Pizza is great.  Now I don’t mean the greasy cardboard that most chains sells as pizza, I mean real pizza.  Homemade dough, fresh toppings, maybe even some homemade pizza sauce.  It is a great way to use up stray vegetables and it can be a quick and extremely satisfying dinner.  But I have been having a hard time finding the perfect dough.  So this week, I tried something new – no knead pizza dough.

There has been a lot of buzz about no knead bread.  This was my first time trying it.  I always just kind of thought of it as a hassle.  Yeah, you don’t need to knead the dough, but you need to wait up to 24 hours to actually bake the bread.  And kneading bread really isn’t such a big deal.  It might get a bit messy, but its also a bit therapeutic.  But I started to read about it and I learned that by not kneading you are really allowing the yeast to work and add flavor.  So I thought I’d give it a try.

It started last night.  I mixed together the ingredients and it made a gloppy mess.

But I just followed the instructions and let it sit until I got home from work today.  And then it looked like this….

Still pretty much a gloppy mess.  I was beginning to lose hope.  But I continued to follow directions.  When I rolled it out, I did need to add quite a bit of flour to make it less sticky.  But man oh man, this is definitely the best crust I have made.  It has more flavor and it is just the right thickness.  This is definitely a keeper.  And another great thing about this is that the recipe makes enough dough for about 6 small pizzas!  So we made 2 tonight (1 veggie, 1 meat for Dan) and we wrapped up the other dough and stuck it in the freezer.  So now we have 4 individually wrapped pizza dough balls!  Now I won’t have to think so far in advance if we want to make pizza!

And for my brother…

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