Three Things To Do With Frozen Pizza Dough
Frozen pizza dough is one of those things that I love having in my freezer because it is so versatile. At Fresh Direct they usually sell four dough balls (9 oz each) for $7.99. So what do I do with all this dough? Well, I am glad you asked.
One note: Make sure to keep whatever surface you use your dough on, and your hands, floured or oiled when handling the dough as it can get sticky.
When I want pizza in a jiffy and am on a budget, I make it myself. The one is the picture above is one of my favorites to whip up. It’s a veggie and goat cheese pizza. What I do is take one of the balls and stretch it, not roll it, into an elongated circle shape and top it with Sunday gravy (bottle sauce is fine as well), slices of red onion, bell peppers, green olives, black olives, thin slices of tomatoes and dab goat cheese through. I put cook it in the oven according to the temperature directions of the frozen pizza dough and take it out when the dough is a golden brown. That takes about 10-12 minutes.
Looking for a sweet treat? How about some zeppoles? And it couldn’t be easier. Heat up about 2 inches of oil in a pan. The oil is hot enough when you take a tiny dab of the dough and when you throw it into the oil, it sizzles. Keep the oil on a low-medium heat. I rather the process take longer than having zeppoles that are burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. So when the oil is ready, take dough balls that are slightly larger than a golf ball and throw them in. Because I only use 2 inches of oil, once the bottom of the dough ball is a golden brown, you want to flip it so that the other side cooks as well. When the entire ball is that nice golden color, drain it on paper towels and cover with confectioner’s sugar. I love tons of sugar! One tip, don’t wear black when eating these.
Like everyone else, sometimes my body just want carbs, so I’ll bake up a bread with pizza dough that comes out extremely similar to a focaccia. One dough ball makes 2 pieces of bread. Roll out or stretch out the dough to whatever shape and size you want. The one on the right I gave a light brushing of bottled tomato sauce and a sprinkle of oregano and basil. The one of the left I baked with diced onions on top and then drizzled with truffle oil when it came out. You want to bake both pieces according to the directions that the frozen pizza dough came with.