If I'm home on the weekends, I'll just put all the ingredients into the breadmaker tin, choose the dough setting and then let it work its magic while I go and do something else. In just under two hours, the machine beeps at me and then I roll out the dough (enough for two pizzas) and bake them without toppings. If time allows, I fill it up again for another batch and then more if time allows. Often if I'm home for a full day, then I make up to 8 bases! I wrap the bases in foil or cling wrap, then stack them in the freezer. The bases stack fairly flat and so are easy to store.
I buy plain flour in 5kg bags (around $12.oo I think) and we get a lot of bases from that flour so it's a great money-saver in our house.. I also buy Lowan's yeast in the sealed tube as it is more economical than the individual sachets. Tip: store your yeast in the freezer for a longer product life once opened.
You can find the recipe for homemade pizza dough here and there are lots of recipes in the app for a variety of different pizzas.
Life for us has been all about survival on a shoestring budget. I cook from scratch and don't buy prepackaged mixes of anything. I've learnt how to live on very basic (and cheap) staples. I've raised happy and healthy kids and I believe that good food is central to a good life!
The Economics of Eating App is now available for purchase!
I have an unpublished cookbook manuscript that lives on my kitchen bench. This is the collection that I have fed my family from for many years, all made from a core list of practical and economical ingredients. The manuscript is splattered with butter, flour and milk from daily use. It moves between the kitchen and the office as I edit and test-kitchen the recipes.