The fast few weeks we've been in frugal overdrive, so I decided it was time to give homemade pizza a chance. I pulled out my trusty bread machine and its cookbook. Within minutes the pizza dough was churning in the machine. When it was done I pulled it out, kneaded it for the 1 minute the recipe called for, and then let it stand for 20 minutes. At this point I realized I'd rather make pizza the next night, so I covered it and put it in the fridge.
24 hours later I pulled it out and attempted to roll out the dough. I struggled. I attempted again, but it wouldn't stretch out. I began to mutter about understanding why pizza was an expensive item to buy. The ingredients aren't much, but the labor involved. Frustrated, I tossed the glob of dough in the compost bin and pulled out a frozen pizza. The taste was far from memorable. Homemade pizza, from scratch, that is my goal.
Loyal readers what did I do wrong? Several of you have written about making your own pizza dough. I've got the dough down, just not the rolling part. Suggestions please!