I greatly admire the talented and ambitious home cooks who make pizza dough from scratch and create restaurant-quality pies in their own kitchens. Homemade pizza dough is something I’ve never attempted and it’s on my list of experiences to have sooner rather than later.
Until then, there are several other options for semi-homemade pizza at home, and one of them is the canned, refrigerated dough such as Pillsbury. The folks over at Pillsbury have actually put out an entire cookbook full of pizza recipes for use with their dough. Of course, you could always use a store brand of refrigerated dough or adapt some of the recipes to go with a Boboli crust or your own homemade crust.
What’s nice about this book is that it also provides alternative ideas for the dough, as well, such as breadsticks, calzones, appetizers and desserts. Since many of us have a whole three-day weekend to play in the kitchen (and might be tired of cookout season’s last hurrah by the end of it) I thought I’d share a few of these recipes.
Have a GREAT and SAFE holiday weekend!!