Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sour Dough Pizza

Sourdough Pizza Crust (Bucket Dough Method)

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When my family decided to start eating less processed food, pizza no longer seemed like a “convenience” anymore. Instead of sliding a still-frozen pizza into the oven, I had to first make some dough. Easy enough; I had already learned how to make sandwich bread in the bread machine at that point, I could handle pizza dough.

But then I had to roll out the dough. And make pizza sauce. And shred the cheese. And (sometimes) slice the pepperoni.

Not to mention the effort I made in order to find a pizza sauce recipe my family enjoyed. And find a whole-fat mozzarella cheese that melted perfectly (Trader Joe’s brand is our favorite). And a place where I could consistently buy a brand of pepperoni that contains no nitrates or nitrites (Applegate Continue reading Sourdough Pizza Crust (Bucket Dough Method)

Rustic Sour Dough Loaf

Rustic Loaf (Bucket Dough Method)

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Your husband calls to tell you that he’s on his way home from work. Oh, and that his good friend Joe’s wife is out of town, so he invited Joe over for dinner. That’s okay, right?

Wrong! Because you forgot to plan a side dish for dinner (again), and all you have planned to eat is a main course of meat (again).  Since meat’s expensive, you bought the smallest package of meat you could find, and you’re already afraid that the kids might resort to cannibalism in order to make sure their stomachs get full. So no, Joe can’t come over for dinner, thank you very much. Have fun retracting your invitation.

On second thought… Continue reading Rustic Loaf (Bucket Dough Method)