Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pizza



My boyfriend makes pizza. Lots of it. And it is delicious. There is a local pizzeria that will reluctantly sell balls of dough for $1. Reluctantly as in, you call and "it's cool buddy we sell dough balls" and you go in and they are like "what are you talking about, why would you want a raw ball of dough?"

The best part is the cheese mix he makes. He combines mozzarella, fontina and pecorino. I like to pick at it before it makes it to the actual pies.

Tonights toppings were:

Pizza #1 - olive oil & garlic base, prosciutto, spinach and fresh heirloom tomatoes.
Pizza #2 - olive oil base, italian sausage, red onion, green pepper and kalmatas.

Making pizza at home is actually really simple. The trick is to get a pizza stone for baking in your home oven. I actually leave mine in all the time to help distribute the heat evenly for all my baking.

4 comments:

alyson. said...

mmm. I need a pizza stone. sur la table, here I come!

but making dough is super easy. this is how I do it, and yes I've made it so many times I've memorized it:

3/4 cup flour + 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 pkg rapid rise yeast
1/2 cup very hot water

•mix dry ingr. together, then add water and mix until smooth.
•add additional 1/2 cup flour to mixture and knead for 5-8 mins.
•cover dough with bowl and allow to rise for 25 mins.

cook pizza, with your special toppings at 425 for 20 mins.

viola!

MissRauer said...

mmmmm pizza! that looks good!

Jess said...

aly-
i would do that but pizza night is gavin's cooking night. the night i get to do nothing. maybe we can convince him to make the dough!
j

alyson. said...

ah! correction to my recipe. I cooked pizza tonight and almost burned it. only cook for 12-15 mins. oops. seems I don't quite have it memorized! :) and I added hot beer in place of water tonight. it was yum!

and yes...tell G how satisfying it is to make your own dough.