Thursday, October 30, 2008

There's more to life than being a pizzaiolo...


So I tell myself, after trying it once and wasting a good piece of dough... So I quit! 
A cop out i know...
Pizza however, without the tossing, is a worthwhile endeavor... and truly produces great results. I started trying to make my own pizza dough about three years ago and I've never stopped making it since.  Sometimes I have pizza parties where most of the night I'm just by the oven, loading and unloading freshly baked pizzas which are the absolute best!
So when Rosa of Rosa's Yummy Yums proposed Peter Reinhart's pizza dough from the Bread Baker's Apprentice I was all for it!
I made one pizza with a tomato sauce base, italian sausage, portabello mushrooms, onions, mozzarella and basil.  The other pizza had pesto as the base, then topped with prosciutto, pears, gorgonzola, and mozzarella. The third pizza was smeared truffle oil then portabello, onions, taleggio and oregano. 

Okay, I'm going to make more of this on the weekend and I'll give the hand toss another go...
Thank you to Rosa for an excellent challenge and you can get the recipe for the dough here.



8 comments:

Ruth said...

Your pizza toppings look delicious. I love how thin and crisp your pizzas came out!

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Your pizzas look great, I love the sound of prosciutto and pears, gorgeous!

Dragon said...

The pizza with truffle oil, portabello, onions, taleggio and oregano sounds amazing. Well done!

MaryMary said...

I thought the tossing was only for the pics anyway. :) The truffle oil sounds phenomenal!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What great pizzas! I love the last pic ;-P! Very well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

Audax said...

Love the last picture, (the lady about eat the pizza, great toppings.

Audax said...

Love the last picture, (the lady about eat the pizza), great toppings.

lisamichele said...

Gorgeous pizzas and that photo of you looking at them is too cute :)