Aphorisms from the Professor: Brillat-Savarin

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


My boyfriend and I have not had much success making our own pizza dough. So when we feel like an easy pizza dinner, we aim for a small but important step above frozen: store-bought (but fresh!) plain cheese pizza to which we add our own toppings.

Pizza with pepperoni, cremini mushrooms, olives, onion, "real" mozzarella, oregano and thyme


  1. Two words for you: Trader Joe's! They have premade pizza dough that you roll out, so you skip that dough creation step but then can gussy it up however you like. Also, it's less than $2 for the dough!

    This has been my go-to pizza method for the past few months and it never disappoints, especially because then you can make your own sauce (or go with a pesto or olive oil garlic base rather than tomato), which I appreciate.

  2. Yeah, we've tried that dough a few times and we never get it cooked well - the middle is always undercooked when the outside is approaching burnt.

  3. Interesting! I've never had that issue with the dough. Do you use a pizza stone? We do, and perhaps that's where the difference lies?