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The Story Of Homemade Pizza

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Yesterday evening I made a homemade low sodium pizza. I had checked out a book from the library, "The No-Salt, Lowest Sodium Cookbook" by Donald A. Gazzaniga which had the recipe.

So I put the ingredients in my bread machine to knead the dough. It called for 5 cups of flour. At the time, I did not think about it. When the machine beeped and I looked inside the dough had risen all the way to the top of the machine. Then I opened the top and the dough was very sticky. Needless to say, dough was everywhere!

So I used my floured wax paper to roll it out and cut into two. I did the best I could with the sticky stuff and finally got it looking like pizza dough. I don't have pizza pans and since it was the thick crust type, I put it in two cake pans and made a sauce out of no-salt canned tomatoes, garlic, oregano and basil. Then I topped with mozarella packed in water, 15 mg of sodium per round. Last I put on chopped onions, bell pepper and mushrooms.

I had flour and dough stuck to everything! I had to scrub down the bread machine inside and out and the bread pan had the sticky stuff which came out easily. The counters and floor had flour everywhere! I had flour on my pants, etc. I also got so many things out to make this that I had a huge pile of dishes to wash and dry. I do a lot of hand washing.

Then I set the two pizzas out waiting on my husband to get home. They only took 12 minutes in the oven.

Well, after he got home and settled I cooked the pizzas and now my oven is a mess because the pizza bubbled over and I will have to clean it too, today!

I was exhausted, but the pizza was delicious! Next time, I will try the thin crust!!!
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  • v DAIRYNURSE
    What a great way to start the day. Laughter is the best medicine, but not laughing at you, laughing at the situation. Hope you have a great Linda.
    1226 days ago
  • v RUFREE4T
    My goodness, 5 cups of flour!. I think I use 1 cup of flour for a normal size pizza. No wonder you had all those issues. I would think you would have had a bread layer for it. I am glad it tasted good after all that! Do you like deep dish pizza? I find they have too much bread for me.

    1228 days ago
  • v DEBBY4576
    I had to smile at your dough mess. It is soooo what would happen to me. Ah well, it all came out good in the end. Sorry bout the oven tho.
    1228 days ago
  • v IAM_HIS2
    Gee, I remember experiencing something like this. That pizza dough was so good too!! I have never tried mine in the bread machine. Glad you and your husband enjoy it!!
    1228 days ago
  • v ANASONIC
    Glad it worked out. Sounds like you did too!
    1228 days ago
  • v KASEYCOFF
    I admit it, I would take the lazy way out - storebought or "bread" pizza, lol...
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    1229 days ago
  • v TRESSWANN
    I never do my own crusts. Took pizza class at the library last year and learned that you heat your oven to the max and even after it says it's preheated you keep it on without the pizza and you need a pizza stone, start at $10 and that's just fine. I knw you have low soidum concerns but we buy whole wheat dough either at the bakery or grocery.
    1229 days ago
  • v CAT-IN-CJ
    We've been using store bought pizza thin-crusts . . . only 60 calories per slice (1/6th of the piece) . . . . but I'd rather have straight up cardboard.

    We were discussing this morning making our own Whole Wheat crusts . . . . Your blog was very timely!!!! I think I'll cut the recipe in half!
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    1229 days ago
  • v MNABOY
    Great food with built-in exercise! Can't get any better.
    1229 days ago
  • v CIERAPOET
    emoticon Happy Saturday Linda!

    I emoticon When I Saw 5 cups of flour. I know how it feels to have too much dough. I hate that it happened but YOU made me emoticon and NOW I want some homemade pizza! Thank you for sharing your experience and NOW we know to watch our ingredient amounts.
    Enjoy A Beautiful Day...Oh, I'm In TX Also and I DON'T want the cold front to come back lol. I like walking but not in the rain AND cold lol. emoticon emoticon
    Blessings!

    1229 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/12/2013 12:53:58 PM
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