Friday, December 7, 2007

I made pizza dough!

A little while back my sister-in-law was at my house and saw the food processor that my mother-in-law gave me. She told me they were great for making pizza dough. I said tat would be cool, but I thought I would never be able to make pizza dough. It just sounds hard. But I decided to put it on my month menu. Having the month menu makes me more brave because I can plan a little more complicated dinners for days that aren't coming yet without knowing yet what my plans are for that day thereby taking away the excuse that I'll be too busy. So I tried the pizza dough yesterday, and it worked! I tasted great! And it was easy! I am so happy about it. Also it reminded me that when we try small things to better ourselves, the Lord blesses us greatly. There are some homemaking skills that I don't feel very confident in, cooking being one of the biggest ones. But as I try to improve myself in these areas, the Lord blesses me greatly because homemaking is a very important part of my life. He wants me to succeed at it because when I am making my home a better place, I am fulfilling a big part of the work He has for me in this stage of my life. How exciting!


Nancy said...

What recipe do you use because I find that using yeast takes FOREVER!

Crissy Bear said...

Hey Bonnie that is great. I remember the first time I ever made my own pizza dough as well. I felt exactly the same. Every time I am able to do something for myself that I never before thought possible I have that same feeling. Like when I canned my own salsa or started a garden. I love being a little more self reliant. I don't know about Bonnie's recipe but here is one that works great for me.

In a bowel you mix 1 tablespoon yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 1/2 cups warm water. Then you mix in 3 cups (more or less) of flour until you have a nice dough. You knead it for 3 minutes and then let it sit for ten. I use that ten to get all my pizza ingredients out. Then you can role out pizza dough or make bread sticks. If you are making a pizza you throw the sauce and other goodies on and put it in the oven for 20 minutes on 350. Same temp and time for bread sticks, just brush butter on them and sprinkle them with garlic salt, oregano or dill, and Parmesan cheese. So in about 33 minutes you have a homemade pizza or yummy bread sticks to go with spaghetti. That is almost as fast as Papa Johns :)

Nancy said...

I made this dough this evening. It wasn't so tough.

Andrew said it was the best dough ever, so... :)