buying pizza dough
- October 10, 2009 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #78401
Does anyone know of any local pizzerias that sell dough balls? I called the Minuteman Pizza on Cemetary Rd. in Hilliard, was told they sell them(even given prices)yet when I went to purchase them was told they don’t sell them and are not allowed by the Health Dept.! I know this isn’t true, since North market and Whole Foods sell them. However, are there any pizzerias that do sell them? Thanks.October 11, 2009 1:22 am at 1:22 am #308398
or… It’s really easy…
3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons yeast
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pour warm water into a bowl. The water should be about 85 to 115Ã‚Â° F. Test it with your hand. It should feel very warm, but comfortable. Add the honey and salt. Mix by and hand (or any other method) until well blended. Add the yeast and mix some more. Let this mixture sit for about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of flour and the olive oil and mix until well blended. Add the rest of the flour (and any other additions) and mix well. The dough should turn into a ball. If the dough does not ball up because it’s too dry, add water one tablespoon at a time until it does. If your mixture is more like a batter, add flour one tablespoon at a time. Adding water or flour as needed to get the right consistency will assure you always get a perfect dough. Just remember to do it in small amounts.
Once the dough is balled up, place the ball on a floured board and knead for about a minute. This builds the gluten which helps the dough to rise and become fluffy when cooked. Place the dough in a plastic grocery bag or a covered bowl and store in a warm, dry area to rise.
After about 45 minutes the dough should have about doubled in size. Show it who’s boss and punch it down. That’s right, give it a good smack so it deflates. Let it rise for another hour to an hour and a half. The dough is now ready to be rolled out.October 11, 2009 2:34 am at 2:34 am #308399October 11, 2009 2:51 am at 2:51 am #308400
I know a lot of people buy pizza dough from Trader Joe’s. The pizza I have had made with it was good.
I think Bill from Bono sells dough (if you can track him down).October 11, 2009 9:18 am at 9:18 am #308401
I get mine at Arena Produce. Two balls for $2.50. At that price, it’s cheaper to buy it than make it in my bread machine!October 11, 2009 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #308402
Is that in the frozen section at Arena Produce? I don’t think I’ve notice pizza dough there. Nice!October 11, 2009 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm #308403
Anne EvansKeymasterOctober 11, 2009 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #308404
jn4jenny wrote >>
I get mine at Arena Produce. Two balls for $2.50. At that price, it’s cheaper to buy it than make it in my bread machine!
not sure how you figure that break-even point… last I made pizza dough in the machine (kneeding and mixing) I made 4-5 balls of honey wheat dough for maybe $1 worth of ingredients, and that was using the good flour.October 11, 2009 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #308405
While I’m sure everyone appreciates the advice, I don’t usually have 2-3 hours to delegate to just making the crust, so I go for the frozen dough. I know I could save money making it myself, but I don’t mind paying for the convenience of being able to make pizza for a week night dinner. Meijer has a store brand frozen dough that is actually not bad at all and reasonably priced.October 11, 2009 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #308406
Nate wrote >>
While I’m sure everyone appreciates the advice, I don’t usually have 2-3 hours to delegate to just making the crust, so I go for the frozen dough. I know I could save money making it myself, but I don’t mind paying for the convenience of being able to make pizza for a week night dinner. Meijer has a store brand frozen dough that is actually not bad at all and reasonably priced.
yeah, if you don’t have a machine to handle the gruntwork it’s a huge pain.October 12, 2009 3:18 am at 3:18 am #308407
Analogue KidParticipantOctober 12, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm #308408
I’ve always found working with doughs and pasta highly therapeutic.
Go punch something for an hour and tell me it doesn’t make you feel better.October 12, 2009 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm #308409
Pizza kit from Sarefino’s is awesome. I’ll generally make two thin crust pies from the one kit, but you have to order extra cheese.
Haven’t gotten one in some time…mmm mortadella and hot peppers.October 12, 2009 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm #308410
zpizza sells dough. You can get four sizes in white or wheat made fresh everyday. We also sell our gluten free crust, for people who are interested. 945 N High or 299-3289.October 12, 2009 1:57 pm at 1:57 pm #308411
It’s already been mentioned, but I get dough from Trader Joes and it’s quite good.
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