Photo by Caitlin Abrams
Minnesota-made True Dough
The thing that keeps you from making homemade pizza is the dough, am I right? It’s intimidating, what with potential issues with yeast, flour, and time. (Did you set aside enough for the rise? Did it rise?) And yet the pizza from your kitchen has the potential to be better than anything delivered. Rebecca Biederman and Elizabeth Aarness feel you.
The two sisters, who grew up in Hastings, are the brains behind True Dough, producer of frozen organic dough balls that allow you to skip the pesky dough process but still make homemade pies. Simply thaw the dough, roll it, top it, and toss it in the oven. The resulting crust is chewy, flavorful, and, unlike so many freezer pizzas out there, doesn’t taste like cardboard. Beyond that, there’s nothing stopping you from using these all-natural, chemical-free doughs to make garlic knots, calzones, breadsticks, and flatbreads of all sorts.
Ranging in styles from whole grain and whole wheat to Italian herb and spicy three-pepper, these little frozen beauties could change your pizza game.
Available at Kowalski’s, Whole Foods, and local co-ops, truedough.com