Friday, January 16, 2009

Pizza Party

My love of the $4 pizza continues. I've blogged on this subject before the above pizza cost under four bucks to make. Now, that a bargain.
The ingredient list is simple
one pre-made pizza dough, mine is from Trader Joe's, cost $1.19
1/4 lb of cheese that cost $4.99 per pound
1/4 cup tomato sauce $1.00(I always have tomato sauce on hand but if you don't you can use a canned sauce)
Here's the only other elements that add cost and make a huge difference to making great pizza at home. Once you buy these items they'll last you at least 10 years. The first is a pizza stone. The stones are widely available and the only trick to them is to allow your oven to preheat with the stone in it for at least 30 minutes. I prefer the square stones versus the circle shapes which are also available. The other is a pizza paddle to get the pizza in and out of the oven. These are available in either wood or stainless steel. The steel is easier to clean and keep but cost far more and are not as easy to find.
In the coming weeks I'll be adding a video recipe of the $4 pizza but until then start thinking about throwing away the pizza delivery number and how cool your family and friends will think you are when you make pizza at home.

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