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Pre-made/Store Bought Pizza Dough

NoogaEggNoogaEgg Posts: 3
edited 7:59AM in EggHead Forum
Do any of you guys know of a good brand of pre-made pizza dough you would recommend? i'm gonna try pizza for the first time this weekend and i don't want to go through the trouble of making the dough from scratch on my first couple of test pizzas.


  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Hi, We live in New England and have a Hanifords by us and I just use the store brand and it is great. They have reg and whole wheat. Both are good. have fun and try a few different ones if you can get them. they are not expansive and everyones taste differ :)
  • believe it or not, i've used the pillsburry pop and fresh stuff and found it to be just fine. ..

    but better than that, go to your favorie pizzaria and ask them if you can buy balls of dough... most will sell it to you for a couple of bucks. .. thats what i do. . .easy peasy :woohoo:
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    Check these out. RTD turned me on to them, we get them at WalMart.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    We to like the dough boy. I saw an ad in Sundays paper that Whole Foods is offering a wheat dough for pies.
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • MN_ChuckMN_Chuck Posts: 26
    I have a local pizza place near us and they sell me the dough ball ($3 for 12-13 inch) - you still have to roll it out. We buy 4 to 5 and freeze them. We have found that it is better than the grocery store frozen.
  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    We get our from Trader Joe's. Works great.
  • -=mirko=--=mirko=- Posts: 54
    Ask the folks in the bakery section of your local supermarket if they have pizza dough. The Publix stores in Florida carry it.

    I'm going to try that Mama Mary's pizza crust next time. That looks like it's real easy to use. :)
  • Mama Mary's are good. If you have a Sam's near you, you can buy a case of dough balls for $20.
  • EmandM'sDadEmandM'sDad Posts: 648
    trader Joe's is good if you have one nearby. $.79 for enough for 2 -12" pies
  • genewgenew Posts: 40
    Hey thirdeye...what temp do you cook your pizza and how long? Is 500 and 10 in the ballpark?? thanks for your help. Gene
  • 70chevelle70chevelle Posts: 278
    Making pizza dough is similar to when you first started cooking on your were intimidated, but once you did it, it was easy! :whistle: Seriously, I stopped at home for lunch today and whipped up a batch, 3 - 350g dough balls, of home made pizza dough. The longest part is the 20 minutes, or so, I have to wait after the initial knead. Here's what I do.

    650 g Flour (about 4.25 cups)
    405 g Water (about 1 3/4 cups COOL!)
    3 g IDY (about 1/2 pack)
    6 g Olive Oil (about 1.5 Tbs)
    3 g Salt (about 1 tsp)

    I use my Cuisenart processor. It has a dough setting and blade. I've also used my Kitchenaid with good results. It saves a lot of time using either over hand kneading.

    Incorporate flour & yeast
    add water until dough comes together in a ball
    let rest for 20 minutes
    Incorporate olive oil
    then incorporate salt

    here's the great part, you have a choice now.

    If you want to use them later, make your dough balls and vacuum pack & throw in the freezer. Follow the instructions below when your ready to use.

    If you want to use them 'fresh', put them in a glad container with the lid on, and put in the fridge for 24 to 48 hours to rise. Pull from the fridge an hour or 2 before you plan on making your skin.

    It'll be better than any of the 'bought' doughs!
  • EmandM'sDadEmandM'sDad Posts: 648
    Thanks, i'll try this recipe. i like the long refrigerator rest. It gives them some time to develope some flavor!
  • emillucaemilluca Posts: 673
    700 dollar egg and you want to buy already made Pizza Dough. It only takes flour yeast and water and 45 min. Sounds like putting a VW engine in a Lexus not making your own dough.

    Turn your oven on to 200 degree and then when it gets temp turn it off. Put dough in to raise and it doesn't take long at all.

    3.00 for a ball of dough is great profit for the pizza place.
    Oh well to each his own.
  • Fireball IIFireball II Posts: 213
    Which crust do you like best Thin, Regular, brick oven? By the way I use some kevlar gloves from Grainger that are rated for 700 degrees to remove my plate setter. If you know a sales rep they may can get you a sample pair.
  • EdemitchEdemitch Posts: 196
    If you have a local Pizzeria that you like you should be able to buy their dough for $2-3 apiece
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    We buy the thin crust
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Yeah, 450° to 500° dome temp...and I don't go really heavy on toppings.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
    Personally, I love the Garlic and Herb crust from Trader Joe's.

    It is really nice and costs about $1.25.

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