Video Post: Homemade Pizza!

January 11, 2008

This is a long one: almost 11 minutes!! We started the dough around 2 p.m. and finished up for our pizza dinner at 7! There’s nothing fancy about this video – just us making pizza. But we thought it would be a fun one.

Oh, and I say that our “homemade sauce” is cool and homemade – well we ended up doing something really simple for the sauce instead, so ignore that part!

Enjoy!

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1 Annie January 11, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Dedication! Pizza looks great, hope you enjoy your weekend.

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2 Brittany January 12, 2008 at 4:38 am

This is a question for the husband. How do you know so much about baking? did your mom bake alot when you were growing up? It's such a science!

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3 Fig January 12, 2008 at 4:45 am

ok I need to say this…

The video Rocks!

Thank you-I really do enjoy this blog!

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4 Fig January 12, 2008 at 4:47 am

I also think you should clue in Self to this blog and become one of there nutrition bloggers

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5 the husband January 12, 2008 at 4:57 am

I didn't learn very much from my family about baking – mostly my family made me comfortable in the kitchen, which led to learning how to cook well, which then gave me the confidence and some of the know-how to start baking. But in reality, I pretty much learned ALL of my baking knowledge from Alton Brown's book, I'm Just Here For More Food, Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking. If there's anybody who's going to take a scientific approach to baking it's him, and that appeals so much to me. I think a lot of people are intimidated by baking because it takes a lot of failure before you succeed. But hey, I'll still eat a slightly burned loaf or a deflated cake!

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6 Nicole January 12, 2008 at 5:31 am

Oh….my…..gosh…I made an oatmeal pancake this morning and I'm in love!! I know I'm a little behind on trying out the recipe (I mean…it's only been up for forever!!), but I decided to try making on this morning…yumm! I went ahead with adding banana…so glad I did! Thanks, Kath!

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7 Karen Downing January 12, 2008 at 5:52 am

Seriously, you guys are so cute! When you said the video was 11 minutes long, I thought I'd watch for just a couple…just finished watching the whole thing! I've never seen anybody bake by weights, very interesting. I love it that you just pour out the ingredients, less measuring cups/spoons to wash. And I loved it when Kath said, "I could probably eat this whole thing" because that is what I was thinking about myself. Great job! Your pizza looks fabulous.

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8 Elizabeth January 12, 2008 at 6:32 am

I also made pizza last night for the first time with a homemade crust!! Yours looked better though…my crust wasn't quite thin enough and it was whole wheat and a bit too "healthy" tasting for us. I think I went too extreme finding a healthy recipe…I'll have to check yours out! Thanks for sharing :)

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9 Ana January 12, 2008 at 6:45 am

i'm just adding my appreciation to the above comments. you guys do an excellent job with the videos! they always turn out so finished and clean! i have no trouble following what you are doing in them. they are also a big help and make the blog much more personal. so great job you guys! love it! *a quick question, how many calories do you think is in just the dough? b/c i want to make this, but also want to experiment w/different toppings than just the ones used tonight. thanx!! ^_^

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10 Kath January 12, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Thanks everyone!!! So glad it wasn't too boring :)

Nicole,

SO glad you liked the pancake!!! I might have one tomorrow…hmmmm!

Ana,

The dough was about 500 kcal. The toppings added another 400-500 (mostly the cheese).

Kath

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11 Hannah February 4, 2008 at 12:52 pm

I was wondering if you could post the pizza dough recipe. Its harder for me to follow the video for some reason! Thanks!

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12 the husband February 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm

This dough turned out alright, but I feel the need (knead!) to experiment with some other pizza recipes, so I probably won’t make this one again for awhile. I honestly feel like I can’t explain it much better than in the video, but for the sake of having it written out, here ya go:

-120g AP flour (1C)
-8g granulated sugar (2t)
-3g kosher salt (1t)
-3g instant yeast (.75t)
-1T chopped rosemary
-5g olive oil (.5t)
-3.5oz water

-Mix all ingredients until dough comes together.
-Knead dough until it has firm gluten development.
-Place dough in bowl, cover, and allow to rise until doubled in size.
-Fold dough.
-If you’re able at this point, stash the dough in the fridge until 1 hour before dinner. The long rest will help immensely with the texture.
-Making sure that the dough is at room temperature, it’s time to shape it. If you’re not confident in your shaping abilities, I suggest using a rolling pin to gently flatten it out.
-Bake for 3 minutes in 350* oven.
-Remove dough, place toppings on, and cook for another 15 minutes or so.

Hope that helps!

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