Friday Night Pizza

Friday night is a great night for pizza. I am lucky enough to live close to a good pizza joint, but at $22-29 each it’s a bit hard to justify. More often than not I prefer my own pizzas anyway. Not only do you get to choose exactly what you put on them, but they just taste fresher.

I have only gotten into cooking with yeast fairly recently, after overcoming my fears. Pizza dough is a great place to start because it is very simple and forgiving. I tried several pizza dough recipes before finding one that I love. The recipe is from a professional pizza maker and it yields a large batch. I like to roll out all the bases and freeze half of them for later. You could always buy pre-made bases if you want to save some time, but you will likely pay more than they’re worth (it’s basically just flour and water!).

I topped the first pizza with sliced pan-seared chicken, cherry tomatoes, onion, mushrooms and capsicum. When it was cooked I drizzled some sour cream over the top and added a few baby corriander leaves from the garden.

The second pizza had hot pepperoni, mushrooms, onion and capsicum with mozzarella cheese.

I highly recommend making your own pizza bases – you won’t go back once you do. Also, put the cheese on first so you get more attractive pizzas, and don’t  overdo it with the toppings.

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Published in: on September 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm  Comments (5)  
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Creamy Pizza With Bacon, Mushrooms and Onion

I came across this blog with an interesting looking pizza recipe so I decided to try something like it. I am a huge fan of homemade pizza because they always seem to taste better than anything you can buy and you get to choose exactly what you want on it. I have never made pizza with a creamy base before so I was curious how it would turn out. Plus anything with bacon and caramelized onions has to be good. That’s a fact.

As well as the bacon and onion I also felt like using mushrooms, feta and a few rocket leaves. I used ricotta and sour cream in the sauce which I think worked really well and the overall sensation was quite light and tasty with just enough flavour from the toppings.

I made the pizza bases as well and they came out lovely. Thin, with crispy edges and a nice bready texture.

How to make them (with pictures)

Published in: on May 10, 2011 at 1:34 am  Comments (3)  
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