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The Homemade Pizza Thread (aka: Who makes their own pizza?)

By Rodent

5 months ago


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    #1 5 months ago

    Nothing like a slice of homemade pie - not the dessert type of pie, a PIZZA PIE!

    Who here in Pinside-land is making their own pies, and whatcha doing to do so? For this topic, dough could be homemade or bought as a pre-risen dough ball that's eventually stretched/rolled out and topped with any assortment of goodness. Any kind of cooking setup is on-topic, from regular electric oven to outdoor grill to dedicated pizza oven. There's lot's of ways to make outstanding homemade pies!

    I've been making my own pies for about two years, starting out with a pizza stone I stole from the oven and tossed onto a gas grill. The initial result wasn't too good, and consisted of a slab of charcoal where a round of dough used to be plus a set of mostly cooked toppings. I did more reading and got to where I do an OK pizza on the grill with that stone, but it was never something to invite friends over for. Eventually a Big Green Egg (BGE) found its way to my place, and shortly thereafter I added a BGE pizza stone - and the world changed into a lovely place.

    I still can't stretch a perfectly round dough, and am attempting to learn how to toss the dough ... but who cares if a homemade pizza is geometrically pleasing, it's all about the great taste, texture, and economics!

    Here's a shot of my last pizza outing, utilizing unrisen dough balls I purchased at Central Market. It may not be visually incredible, but the flavor and essence of wood that comes from cooking on the BGE have left me ignoring the local pizza joints for all but nights with the most inclement weather.

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    Se let's hear it - what pizza goodness ya got cooking at your place, what's your recipe, and how are you doing it?

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    #2 5 months ago

    Last nights pie.
    Hmong spicy sausage.
    Cooked in Roccbox.

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    #3 5 months ago

    We grow the basil, tomatoes and green peppers. Wife works all day and makes enough sauce for 3 italian dinners and finally pie night.
    Wife makes dough on a double rise, then pied up for a 3rd rise.
    500 deg oven, 20 min. Always tasty with plenty of left overs.

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    #4 5 months ago

    I am going to ask the wife to make dough for pizza tonight. Pinside inspires me once again.

    #5 5 months ago
    Quoted from RVH:

    Last nights pie.
    Hmong spicy sausage.
    Cooked in Roccbox.
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    tell me more about the Roccbox - you using wood or propane for yours? I was about to take the plunge on a Pizza Porta attachment for my BGE, but the Roccbox is within my outdoor cooking accessory budget for the year.

    #6 5 months ago

    I'm in this club. I love making homemade pizza. I just use a basic dough recipe in my kitchen aid mixer and let it ferment for 8-24 hrs. I've been baking it in my oven on a pizza stone but just received my new Ooni Frya in the post yesterday. Once it stops raining I can't wait to use it.

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    #7 5 months ago
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    #8 5 months ago
    Quoted from TitusPullo:

    I am going to ask the wife to make dough for pizza tonight.

    I didn't go that far but I did have 2 slices of leftover pizza from 2 days after seeing the pics. One of these days I will try making my own
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    #9 5 months ago

    My go to sauce for a quick home made pizza, don’t hate!

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    #10 5 months ago
    Quoted from Rodent:

    tell me more about the Roccbox - you using wood or propane for yours?

    I bought it to use propane. Super easy. I love that it’s got a thermometer on the side that reads the temperature under the stone.
    I’ve cooked hundreds of pizzas in it and even have knocked it on the ground when it was fully heated, the thing is indestructible.
    I’ve got it set up in the garage on an Ooni pizza cart.
    Here’s a good pizza book I can recommend.

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    #11 5 months ago
    Quoted from nicoy3k:

    My go to sauce for a quick home made pizza, don’t hate!
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    No hate, love Dom's sauce!

    #12 5 months ago

    found this video on homemade dough from scratch, and loved the presentation + simple to follow workflow

    #13 5 months ago

    The Kettle Pizza kit was one of the best low cost investments we made for the yard. Absolutely worth it and easy to setup. Fun for family night.

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    #14 5 months ago

    ^ that's pretty cool! ^

    #15 5 months ago

    This might be the best non-pinball topic ever...lol. I have had my eye on both the Roccbox and the Ooni ovens for a little while. Currently using a stone on my Weber grill and a Bobby Flay recipe for the dough.

    #16 5 months ago

    I haven't tried making this sauce at home but I will when the garden comes in but when i had it from their restraunt it was amazing

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    #17 5 months ago

    I personally have not made one myself, but have had the bring home and add ingredients cook type. Mod Pizza

    #18 5 months ago

    I love this sauce too!

    Got a kettle pizza for my Weber kettle. Works fantastic! Did this standard fare Cheese and Pep with the above mentioned sauce.

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    #19 5 months ago

    I just got my 16 gas powered Ooni about a
    1 month ago. In 20 minutes, you have a 900 degree heat and it cooks pizza so fast and crunchy. This is a great time for this thread because I’m just beginning to experiment with different dough recipes and hydration levels.
    Trying to find a good thin crispy dough.p

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    #20 5 months ago

    Bought an Ooni last year. Best purchase ever.....after my pinball machines of course.

    Tony A.

    #21 5 months ago

    I have been making and enjoying these since I was 13 years old. They changed the sauce about 16 or 17 years ago. Then they stopped including the cheese a year or so ago, but its still very good IMO.

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    #22 5 months ago

    Here is what I use. I have since painted it and place it on a base and it works well. Blackstone no longer sells it, but you can find these on marketplaces for sale all the time. Cooks evenly with the upper and lower stones.

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    #23 5 months ago

    Anyone ever settle on having to use a tortilla as a pizza "crust" for a quick fix?

    Also, having left over pita bread from Greek takeout and using that as a crust doesn't hurt either!

    No pepperoni? No problem. *cuts up a hot dog*

    #24 5 months ago

    found this YT post by Vito on making a NY style pizza in a home oven, showing results for both a screen and stone

    #25 5 months ago
    Quoted from SunnRAT:

    No pepperoni? No problem. *cuts up a hot dog*

    Sure
    1 Hot dog pistachio and olive oil
    2 Philly cheesesteak
    3 Potato pancetta and Rosemary
    4 Sausage egg and peperoncici peppers

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    #26 5 months ago

    Whats your favorite dough recipe?

    #27 5 months ago
    Quoted from fattdirk:

    Whats your favorite dough recipe?

    My wife's really into dill dough

    #28 5 months ago

    Tonight’s.

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    #29 5 months ago

    I have a Stainless Steel outdoor gas fired pizza oven that utilizes dual pizza stones. The bottom deck rotates and gets up to 900 degrees in 15 minutes. The temperature is adjustable if you prefer a more traditional pizza. I can make a neapolitan pizza in about two minutes. The manufacturer was Pizza2Stone but I’m not sure if they are still in business. I’m considering an Ooni Pizza oven, they are a great value and are portable.

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    #30 5 months ago
    Quoted from TheGunnett:

    I have a Stainless Steel outdoor gas fired pizza oven that utilizes dual pizza stones. The bottom deck rotates and gets up to 900 degrees in 15 minutes. The temperature is adjustable if you prefer a more traditional pizza. I can make a neapolitan pizza in about two minutes. The manufacturer was Pizza2Stone but I’m not sure if they are still in business. I’m considering an Ooni Pizza oven, they are a great value and are portable.
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    Wow them look good I just crushed this sexy mexi pizza the wife made but that made me hungry again. I might have to buy a game from you and negotiate a few pies into the deal.

    Premade flat bread pizza dough, green chili and lime refried bean base with white and yellow cheddar,fire roasted corn,onion,fresh jalapeño,black olives,hot red salsa and roasted poblano salsa cremosa.
    Best one she's done only thing I'd add is a drizzle of sour cream.

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    #31 5 months ago

    Pizza and pinball. The best. I have been making pizza in my home oven for years. Just moved up to the koda 16 a month ago. Still working on the best dough for this. Needs more hydration then what I have been using in my home oven. Just got Jurassic park premium in the same week. Joined both the pinball community and the high temp pizza world in the same week. Loving it.

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    #32 5 months ago

    My wife and I will occasionally make pizzas from scratch. We make a lot of bread and make the pizza dough by hand. It's not super hard and I find it actually kind of relaxing to knead the dough. Sometimes the sauce is from a jar and sometimes it's made by hand. Freshly grated mozzarella next. My favorite toppings are ricotta cheese, garlic, and Italian sausage. My wife likes supreme and will usually put whatever she has on hand in the fridge on the pizza. We used to have a herb garden out back but most of it didn't make it through the Texas freeze in February. Fresh picked basil is really good on pizza, so we'll have to replant it. The only 2 that made it were the mint and the cilantro.

    We just use our regular kitchen oven to cook the pies on a metal baking sheet.

    #33 5 months ago
    Quoted from SunnRAT:

    Anyone ever settle on having to use a tortilla as a pizza "crust" for a quick fix?
    Also, having left over pita bread from Greek takeout and using that as a crust doesn't hurt either!
    No pepperoni? No problem. *cuts up a hot dog*

    I was with you all the way until you said "No Pepperoni" now we have a problem. Bacon, Ham put no Hot Dog please. Lol

    #34 5 months ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    My wife's really into dill dough

    What's that taste like?

    #35 5 months ago
    Quoted from Spiderpin:

    What's that taste like?

    Basically like a burrito but better imo the ratios of items to beans is better and the bit of crisp to the crust adds a little texture and flavor.

    #36 5 months ago
    Quoted from Spiderpin:

    I was with you all the way until you said "No Pepperoni" now we have a problem. Bacon, Ham put no Hot Dog please. Lol

    True, but some bachelor kitchen hacks never get old!

    #37 5 months ago
    Quoted from Spiderpin:

    What's that taste like?

    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    Basically like a burrito but better imo the ratios of items to beans is better and the bit of crisp to the crust adds a little texture and flavor.

    Lmao I'm tired and as soon as I hit send realized you asked about the dill dough and not the sexy mexi pizza. I'm not sure about the dill dough,not my thing.

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    #38 5 months ago

    Just saw this thread. What a coincidence!!

    I'm pouring my slab this Friday for my
    Diy pizza oven.

    Already started building my dome.
    It's the therapy ball version. Gazillion
    videos on youtube.

    Ordered all my materials for.the concrete pad and base
    2 weeks ago. Gets.delivered Wednesday

    In between restoring my Meteor I've been working on
    this. Very excited.

    Have to keep wet sheet on dome so it cures slowly and doesn't crack

    Once cured and my base is done i will transport dome to base
    and cover in rockwool then chicken wire and then a concrete
    render.

    I'll post when I'm completely done.

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    #39 5 months ago

    Or you can buy this.

    #40 5 months ago
    Quoted from RVH:

    Or you can buy this.

    He needs to buy a neck hair trimmer. I could barely watch the video without constantly focusing on those wild hair patches. Cmon, man

    #41 5 months ago
    Quoted from Rodent:

    found this video on homemade dough from scratch, and loved the presentation + simple to follow workflow

    This blokes passion for all things pizza is "outstanding" lol. Certainly helped me make the nicest pizza I've ever made, just about ever tasted too. The dough is easy to make, a little time consuming but well worth the effort required and you can freeze it for use later. This recipe made 10 dough balls, I made 5 pizzas and froze the other 5 balls for next time. I was even able to spread the dough out over my knuckles as he does without tearing it. The crust is nice and airy, "soft and crunchy", some of the best you'll taste. His videos are very easy to follow, check them out on YouTube and make yourself some very nice pizza.

    #42 5 months ago

    Great thread! I got roped, shamed, peer pressure, whatever you want to call it, into the homemade pizza vortex. Absolutely love having people over for a pizza making night, or just a family night. I cook on the Ooni Fyra, strictly with wood. It takes a bit of getting used to and managing the flame is the key. You can go from perfect pizza to burnt in a matter of seconds.

    Even did burgers in the Ooni, and holy smokes, game changer!

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    #43 5 months ago

    Love pizza! First oven is a wood-fired that we built several years ago in CA. Second is our Las Vegas gas-fired oven. I miss the wood oven, but gas is so much cleaner and quality wood is hard to find in LV.

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    #44 4 months ago

    Almost done. Some progress pics. First time laying brick or block.
    Pretty straight. Lol.
    Will be moving dome to place on top in about a week
    and then some final layers.

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    #45 4 months ago
    Quoted from lowbeau67:

    Almost done. Some progress pics. First time laying brick or block.
    Pretty straight. Lol.
    Will be moving dome to place on top in about a week
    and then some final layers.
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    looking good bud !!

    #46 4 months ago
    Quoted from lowbeau67:

    Almost done. Some progress pics. First time laying brick or block.
    Pretty straight. Lol.
    Will be moving dome to place on top in about a week
    and then some final layers.
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    Looks awesome! Love seeing the progress pics

    #47 4 months ago
    Quoted from lowbeau67:

    Almost done. Some progress pics. First time laying brick or block.
    Pretty straight. Lol.
    Will be moving dome to place on top in about a week
    and then some final layers.
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    Not bad for a first time! Love those little Indians in the background.

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    #48 4 months ago

    Fennel sausage pepperoni Mozzarella and pecorino.

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    #49 4 months ago

    I make sourdough bread and also use my sourdough to make pizza dough. This one is made in a cast iron pan on the stove.

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    #50 4 months ago

    Any northern dwellers who can share their winter weather experiences with something like Ooni or Gozney running propane? Ours get pretty cold - Minneapolis is the closest to our climate from posters I see here, but not everyone shares locations. Thanks.

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