The pros: Trader Joe's Garlic and Herb Pizza Dough is inexpensive, quick, easy, little wait time, you are only limited by your own creativity.
The cons: Short shelf life but can be frozen.
The verdict: For $1.19 you get a pound of pizza dough that just needs to be brought up to room temperature. If you take this out before you pre-heat your oven it will pretty much be at the temperature you need it to (the joys of having an electric oven, you gas powered people might be up and running a bit quicker). The dough should be room temperature when you start manipulating it. You can make pizza, rolls, bread sticks or calzones.
I personally wouldn't recommend making zeppoles with this. I'm sure someone has a recipe but not sure the flavor on this one would work. The dough was nice and light out of the oven and was easy enough to work with. The flavor is going to be a hit or miss depending upon what you like. I thought this would taste a lot more like garlic, but I felt like the oregano took over here. Basil is a nice finishing herb and I'm not always a fan of putting it in a baked good as basil loses its freshness. It didn't amaze me, but it wasn't bad either. We enjoyed making rolls and pizza. The rolls were perfect for dipping in good olive oil (not from Trader Joe's). We will probably buy this again. Making pizza dough is very easy, but finding the time isn't always easy.
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you purchase this item:
The bag in the refrigerated aisle:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
After being baked a couple different ways you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes. Trader Joe's Garlic and Herb Pizza Dough was made of more herbs like basil and oregano than garlic but it was good. It wasn't amazing, just a nice change from plain pizza dough.
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