Living away from everything means that delivery pizza is just not an option. I knew moving out here that I'd need to add "pizza" to the list of food that I'm pretty good at making. My philosophy for learning a recipe is pretty simple. I repeat it a few times, before making tweaks so that by the time I'm experimenting with it, I know what "good" and "bad" looks like, and I'm basically pulling levers to get what I want.
So, this was my first attempt at pizza from scratch. Seven months of weekly bread baking gave me a leg up on the dough, but it was my first time making pizza sauce from scratch.
- I need to reduce the dough size by roughly 25% as this was a hair too thick
- Next time I want a longer ferment on the dough to add some depth
- I added just a bit too much red pepper flake to the sauce
- I think I'll add some basil to the sauce next time, too