my favorite bread dough that I love to keep on hand in my fridge, the Olive Oil dough. Not only does it make great bread, but it works fantastic for pizza crusts. Now, I love making homemade pizza. If you already have the dough on hand, it is a very quick meal to make. The trickiest part, though, is making a decent crust. There is definitely a trick to getting a nice crust. You don't want it too thick or too thin. Round is preferable and holes kind of ruin it. I have to admit that I have struggled a bit with this. I have made my share of no-so-pretty pizzas. Fortunately, it is pizza and my kids don't really care what it looks like.
My usual method to make my crust is to whack off a hunk of dough, put it down on a floured counter, flour the top liberally and roll it out. This usually results in a misshapen crust. Then I saw somewhere how you can stretch the dough with your fists. That definitely helps. I also decide that I would try tossing it. This is very entertaining for the kids, but you must make sure you don't accidentally drop it on the floor when you have witnesses [wink]. I found a great video that demonstrates how to make a pizza crust that I found very helpful. Unfortunately, I can't find it now, but when in the process of searching online for it, I found quite a few other good ones.
Stretching the dough:
Here is a great instructional video on how to actually TOSS a pizza crust:
And here is what it looks like when you get fast:
Hopefully this has inspired your to make your own pizza. It is a fast, fun, and it can definitely be a cheap eat.