Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Homemade Pizza Crust & Breadsticks Success

I haven't made homemade pizza dough and breadsticks in a while because my hubby has complained to me about the salty taste of the pizza.  So last night, I decided to put my no rise yeast dough recipe to the test!  I have used the recipe for rolls before but hadn't even thought about using the no rise yeast dough recipe for pizza crust. 



So I made up the dough and made breadsticks first.  Here is the steps I did for the breadsticks...
  1. Once the dough was mixed up, I divided it into 3 parts.(later I would realize that I could have divided it more!)
  2. I took one part of the dough and rolled out the dough into a rectangle shape.
  3. I took my pizza cutter and sliced the dough into stripes.
  4. I melted 3 TBSP. margarine once melted I added 2-3 tsp. garlic powder and stirred the two together making a garlic butter sauce. 
  5. I took my slicone brush and brushed the garlic butter sauce on the stripes of dough. 
  6. I sprinkled grated parmesan cheese liberally over the dough. 
  7. I put the dough into the oven at 400° for 10-15 minutes. and the end result.....


After doing the bread sticks, I took the other two parts of the dough and rolled them out for a large and medium size pizza. I used my large Pampered Chef pizza stone and my regular size Pampered Chef pizza stone.   With using my stones I decided not to grease them.   I cooked the dough on the stones for about 10 minutes BEFORE adding the toppings. This will help eliminate soggy crusts! When I took the crusts out after cooking them that is when I realized that I probably could have made three pizza crusts from the two crusts that I had done. 


At any rate, the pizza turned out delicious!! The picture above shows you what was left of my two pizzas! The crust was definitely still a thick crust rather than thin crust but it wasn't too doughy and still got rave reviews from the family!  Hubby also commented  that the pizza tasted a lot less salty than my previous attempts at homemade pizza! 

So I think I have finally found a new pizza dough for my family! Now to find a pizza sauce that doesn't taste salty but still has flavor! 

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10 comments:

Peoples Family said...

Oh, thanks! I've been looking for a good pizza crust recipe!

Live.Love.Eat said...

That pizza looks beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I did dough from scratch!!!!!

Beth said...

Those breadsticks look wonderful. Now I'm hungry...

Brenda said...

THat pizza does look good, I love homemade pizza

Stacy said...

Oh those breadsticks look soo yummy!

Sherry said...

Yum! These sound delish!

Lisa said...

Those look yummy.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh my goodness. Do you deliver? Because that is some good looking pizza and bread sticks. I am thinking that would be WAY better than Pizza Hut!!
Seriously, this does seem great. Thanks for the idea, since you already shared the no rise dough with us!

Jenileigh said...

Wow these look divine! Where is the recipe? At one or all of those links?

Jenileigh said...

Nevermind, silly me! I found it!