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Reasons Why You Need To Make Pizza

  • May 16, 2011
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As noted bread baker Peter Reinhart explained to me: “Pizza is the perfect flavor delivery system.” Pizza is the ultimate comfort food.

Here are four reasons why you should make your own pizza.
1)      Making pizza is easy.With the basic tools found in any kitchen, you will be able to make pizza dough. All pizza dough follows the same basic pattern. Mix flour with yeast, water and salt. Some pizza dough recipes call for oil, however this may be omitted. (I use olive oil in my recipe, but this is a matter of preference.) There are many wonderful pizza dough recipes available to you. You need to find one that you like and will satisfy your own taste.

2)      Making pizza is healthy. Since you are making your own pizza, you have total control over the ingredients used. I encourage you to use the freshest ingredients available. The old standards, pepperoni, sausage, tomato sauce, and various cheeses make excellent toppings for pizza. There are many vegetables that can be used for pizza as well including fresh garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, onions, mushrooms and zucchini. Fresh seafood such as shrimp and clams can also compliment your pizza. Experiment. You will create new taste sensations. You are only limited to your imagination when deciding what to put on your pizza.

3)      You will save lots of money. You will be amazed at how economical it is to make your own pizza. The actual price of putting together a quality pizza at home is much cheaper than buying pizza at a pizzeria. One way to save money is by purchasing ingredients on sale. You can multiply your savings by obtaining items in bulk at a food discount warehouse. For example some items like mozzarella cheese can be purchased in bulk. Use what you need, and freeze the rest to be used the next time you make pizza. The savings of buying your pizza ingredients in bulk is substantial.

4)      Making pizza is fun. Pizza can be a wonderful group activity. When you make pizza, you can get everyone around you involved in some part of the process. Pizza is also an enjoyable family activity. All kids love making pizza. Pizza is a fun activity which can be enjoyed not only by families but by singles as well. When you make pizza, you make magic happen.

 Still not convinced you can make your own pizza? Here are some steps you can take to painlessly, create your own pizza. Start with a frozen pizza shell purchased at a supermarket.  This is a good way to begin to learn how to make your own pizza. You are in complete control of what toppings you will use.
The next step is to purchase fresh pizza dough from a bakery or pizzeria. This will give you good experience in working with dough and shaping your pizza. Making pizza like this will allow you invaluable experience.

Finally, you can try making your own dough from scratch. Making dough may seem difficult at first, but will get easier and easier over time. You can  get a free copy of my pizza dough recipe by clicking here.

Without much effort, you will be making healthy pizza, saving money and having a lot of fun.

The hardest part of making pizza is the clean-up.

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December 25, 2011
I agree. Homemade pizza is excellent.
January 17, 2012
Making pizza is a life changing event!
May 17, 2011
I am a huge advocate for homemade pizza and I do it as often as I can. I also like to make homemade stromboli (like an inside out pizza). This is a great post! =D
May 17, 2011
I love creating home-made pizza with and for the family. I do agree that clean-up is the hard part (sigh). Getting a good pizza peel and stone is a must if you are serious about making your own pizza.
May 16, 2011
All great reasons, and I especially love #4! Thanks for posting this, and you'll have to share some recipes some day! :)
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Quick Tip by . May 17, 2011
If you are serious about making your own pizza, invest in a good pizza peel and pizza stone.
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I'm a Pizza Promoter and Internet Marketer. I have a number of websites and blogs including   Pizza Therapy, Pasta Therapy, Legends of Pizzaand Albert Grande's Personal blog   … more
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