I’ve often been scolded for being too “ambitious” in my Friday Pizza Night makings. As someone who loves to cook, the idea of spending 7 minutes on a Friday morning pizza dough doesn’t intimidate me (yes, even as a mother with twins). I am also the kind of person who cringes at ordering pizza because I’m a goddamn snob, but truthfully prefer a greasy pizza from Papa John’s than a subpar, twice-the-price pizza from Pizza Lucé, and it takes a great deal of laziness for me to resort to that. So, in the name of the lazy man and with the help of the kind folks at Lakewinds Co-Op (whom we thank for the toppings, pizza dough and amazing, freshly-pulled mozzarella) here’s how to make an amazing homemade pizza in less than 4 minutes (give or take 50 minutes to warm up your oven).
- Pizza stone
- Well floured pizza peel (or well floured cookie sheet (NOT JELLYROLL PAN, you ninny)
- 1 can of diced tomatoes, drained
- Fresh mozzarella (hand pulled for the best damn semi-homemade pizza money can buy)
- Store bought pizza dough
- Olive oil
- Fresh basil
- When you get home from work, place pizza stone in oven and put pizza dough on the counter to allow to come to room temperature. Turn on your oven to the highest setting, set a timer for 45 minutes and crack open a beer.
- After 45 minutes, assemble your pizza on the pizza peel. I usually use about ½ a dough ball for a pizza big enough to share with one other adult and two picky two-year-olds.
- With confidence, slide your pizza on to your hot pizza stone.
- Cook until done to your liking
- Quickly slide your pizza peel under your now cooked pizza
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh basil
- Eat With Vigor
Thanks to our awesome sponsor Lakewinds Food Co-op for providing the goods to make this delicious pizza. If you haven't checked out their newest location in Richfield, GET YE TO RICHFIELD (seriously, it's beautiful).