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Make Your Own Takeout - Pizza

By Brittany Dale

Welcome to another rendition of Make Your Own Takeout.

This week we had pizza on our meal list. We have pizza every couple of weeks and really like to load it up with a bunch of veggies which I can only assume is horribly expensive to get on take out. For Christmas, my parents got us a pizza stone, peel (the flat wooden shovel looking thing) a fancy pizza cutter and a couple of cook books. We were really excited to branch out from our normal routine. I decided to be brave and make my own pizza dough.

Typically we buy pre-made pizza dough. We love the flavor and they are easy to use but after making my own, I won't ever buy them again.

Those pre-made pizzas cost $3.99 each. We buy two so that we have enough for lunches the next day.
VS.
Ingredients needed for the specific dough we made:
Yeast (3 packets of 1 tsp each) - $1.99
Bread flour (5lb bag) - $3.99
Regular Flour (5lb bag) - $2.99

I already had salt, and the regular flour. I used 2 cups of the bread flour and ½ tsp of the yeast. I will have all of the ingredients I need to make my own dough for at least a month. THAT is a great deal!

Those of you who cook understand that it's gratifying to make something with your own hands. Making my own pizza dough was the epitome of feeling accomplished. My excitement about it sounds a tad excessive. Go ahead, call me crazy.

We were both pleasantly surprised with the taste. I also really liked that I would be able to change the amount of dough and the flavor depending on what we like.

The price was really what won me over. I am looking forward to what else we can create and our next step to make pizzas even cheaper will be to buy the big block of mozzarella cheese instead of smaller portions.
 

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YAY! Good for you!  We love making our own pizzas.  Next up: Your own sauce!




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