dairy a few weeks back on the way home from his brother's graduation and I thought that the cheese that they made was absolutely divine. Since I tend to find myself interested trying what I can make things from scratch, I thought cheese would be the perfect addition.
I looked around online a bit and found what seemed to be a fairly easy recipe for mozzarella cheese. Perfect. A nice soft cheese that tastes so much better fresh than in a block from the store. Following the directions couldn't have been easier. A gallon of whole milk, a little citric acid and rennet, a little salt and stretching and you have yourself some lovely homemade cheese.
My husband and I choose to use this homemade cheese to make some homemade pizza. I have been struggling to find a pizza recipe that I really like. The one from the Bread Baker's Apprentice is good, but takes two days to make and I rarely plan that far ahead. My mother had one, but oddly enough, it was too sweet. Finally, I think that I have found my go-to. Of course its from the Pioneer Woman. I received her cookbook last Christmas from a former college roommate and decided to give it a whirl. It was a good choice. You can find it online here. The dough was quick and easy. It made enough for 2 pizzas so I was able to stick some in the freezer for another day. It also baked up very nice and crispy, just what we look for in a pizza crust.