Neapolitan Pizza with Homemade Ricotta

Neapolitan Pizza | Lisa Samuel |

If you start the pizza dough right now, you could be eating this for dinner tonight. 

When I’m teaching classes, many people tell me they are afraid of making pizza dough at home. What is the worst thing that could happen?  It might not be perfect the first time, but you’ll get better at it.  Like anything else in life, it just takes a little practice and patience to learn the technique.  Find the baker in your life and make pizza dough with her the first time, so you can absorb the rhythm of kneading and understand how to listen to the dough.  And if you struggle with practicing meditation, kneading can help. You’ll find your mind empties as you concentrate on the soothing cadence of rolling and turning the dough.  It’s one of the most satisfying cooking experiences.