If you’ve been following our blog for any amount of time, then you know that we like to cook. Not just any cooking, but cooking that matters. So, from a very young age, our family has always been into cooking. We didn’t know how to make pizza dough, but we loved it and still do. We’ve made pizza before, but never with a food scale on it.
This is just a personal favorite of ours. We decided to make pizza dough this week and it turned out pretty great. We also made pizza.
The recipe is pretty standard. Mix flour, salt, and sugar in medium bowl. Add water and mix until dough is smooth. Turn dough out onto counter. Turn counter and knead dough a few times, being sure to keep dough from sticking to counter. Roll into ball and transfer to bowl. Stir in oil and set aside.
In this very simple recipe, you must have flour, sugar, and salt. Also, you must start with a ball of dough. You can’t just put a ball of dough in a pan and cook it. You need to turn it around to keep it from sticking to the pan. So first you need to mix the flour, sugar, and salt. Then you need to roll it into a ball.
The dough that we have in our kitchen is made with our very own yeast (the same kind used in bread). We have the same kind of yeast in our oven for baking so the dough can be made in a couple of hours. It’s also made with flour and salt that has been mixed with water to make it sticky. This is what makes it a “dough”.
Toy cooking is a great way to get creative with cooking in your home, and the idea of having an oven at your fingertips and the ability to cook in your kitchen is really appealing. It’s like going out to a local restaurant and then ordering the same menu a fourth of the way through, which is the kind of thing you can do to impress a new friend without having to think too hard about it.
The idea of creating something fresh out of ingredients that you have on hand works, but the actual cooking process in most recipes is usually pretty bland. The kitchen is probably the most important place in our homes to cook, and so it’s not a surprise that the kitchen is the place where we cook our food.
In the case of toy cooking, the ingredients are in the kitchen, and the kitchen is in the way. You just walk right into the kitchen and start cooking. To cook at the level of skill needed to make a pretty dish out of ingredients you have on hand, you have to make a lot of things from scratch. In fact, most recipes have steps that the person doing the cooking doesn’t even know what they’re doing.
There are many recipes for toy cooking that are meant to be easy to make, but they’re not. The person making the toy cooking knows what they’re doing but is still limited in their creativity. Its pretty similar to the story of the guy who makes the best pizza in the world but cant figure out how to make the crust.
You can cook a meal with the ingredients youve made, and you can make a meal from scratch, but you cant make a meal with the ingredients youve made. It does mean you can make most stuff from scratch, but you have to be creative with what youre making.