Adding Panache to Pizza – A New Dough Recipe from Mario Batali

Now that I’ve been diving into pizza again I’ve realize that it’s time to get out of my comfort zone. It’s hard to do when the task at hand is dinner and NO ONE wants to go hungry on a Friday night! I’ve been using the same dough recipe for a couple of years now … Continue reading Adding Panache to Pizza – A New Dough Recipe from Mario Batali

Pissaladière – A French Pizza from France!

SERVES 6 According to Jacques Médecin, former mayor of Nice and an authority on its cuisine, the layer of onions on a pissaladière should be half as thick as the crust. FOR THE DOUGH: 1/4 oz. active dry yeast Extra-virgin olive oil 3 cups flour 1 tbsp. salt Cornmeal FOR THE TOPPING: 1/4 cup extra-virgin … Continue reading Pissaladière – A French Pizza from France!

Squash Blossom Pizza Recipe from Saveur.com

I found this interesting sounding pizza recipe in an issue of Saveur magazine. Since I absolutely loved cooking with squash blossoms, I therefore absolutely love this pizza! I’ve gone through an condensed the directions as well, making sure to get rid of all instances for silliness. If you’d like to check out the original recipe/directions, check … Continue reading Squash Blossom Pizza Recipe from Saveur.com

Stuffed Pizza Recipe

There is a pizza place here in town that has always had the best stuffed pizza I’ve ever had. It’s long been my favorite slice anywhere, and yet, I’ve never even attempted a stuffed pizza! This recipe is along the same lines as my local spot – not an exact match, but it gets us … Continue reading Stuffed Pizza Recipe

The Elusive Crispy Crust – Tips on Getting a Snap

Reader Aimee writes: “So how about you tell me why my pizza won’t friggin’ get a crusty bottom!  It tends to be a wee bit on the floppy soggy side.  The top seems to cook the quickest. I tried drying my fresh mozz for a bit and using less sauce, didn’t work. Do you still … Continue reading The Elusive Crispy Crust – Tips on Getting a Snap

Thanksgiving Pizza from… Not Martha!

This was too good to not pass on to you. It’s a Thanksgiving pizza… pie! The Not Marthas, over at wearenotmartha.com created this genius Thanksgiving invention, complete with homemade cranberry sauce, turkey, herbs, and what else, an apple pie in the middle! I personally consider it a step towards the futuristic meal-in-a-pill – just this … Continue reading Thanksgiving Pizza from… Not Martha!

Breakfast Pizza and Test Dough

Tonight I was testing a new dough formula (think secret ingredients) and came up with a few simple combinations, and photos, that I hope get your mouth watering and your brain looking around this here blog for a good dough recipe to try out in your own kitchen. One was a simple pie with fresh … Continue reading Breakfast Pizza and Test Dough

Pizzetta 211 Margherita Pizza – My Photographic Results

I was very intrigued by the LONG mixing time for Sunset Magazine’s “Pizzetta 211” pizza dough, so I did some testing and here’s what I found so far (the dough is still rising, so not finished results yet) Following the instructions, I first bloomed the yeast. As a side note, many chefs today do not … Continue reading Pizzetta 211 Margherita Pizza – My Photographic Results

Plotting My Next Flour Purchase – Central Milling Here I Come!

So it’s been a long while since I purchased flour, mainly because my last purchase was firect from Central Milling and in the form of two 50lb bags of flour! The other day, I finally cracked into my second 50lb bag and started thinking, what would my next order be? Since Central Milling has always … Continue reading Plotting My Next Flour Purchase – Central Milling Here I Come!

Pizzetta 211 Margherita Pizza – As Seen In Sunset Magazine

Sunset magazine recently had an article entitled Pizza Rises in the West in which they detailed some of the West Coast’s best pizza joints. This was a fun little little article, especially if  you live within striking distance of the article’s epicenter, San Francisco. Anyways, they’ve also shared a dough/sauce recipe with us that, on … Continue reading Pizzetta 211 Margherita Pizza – As Seen In Sunset Magazine