Discussion in 'Food & Wine' started by random3434, Jan 21, 2011.
No, no there's not.
Yes there is. Sharing a homemade pizza, salad and a good bottle of wine with someone you love.
Pepperoni and sausage on that pizza.
I've yet to make a pizza at home that's anywhere close to restaurant/chain quality.
Yes, homemade bread.
Speaking of which, back in 15...
Stop loafing around.
Actually, once after a particularly difficult deployment, Pizza, wings, salad, and beer made us all think we had died and gone to heaven.
Funnily, that's the mantra of a lot of servicemen that I know.... pizza, beer and onion rings.
Home brewed beer.
Echo was speaking close to my heart. The past 2 months I've been making pizzas by the carload, well it seems like that. Right now I've 2 white crusts, and 3 wheat in my freezer.
I started with this recipe, which is just awesome:
Easy Pizza Dough - Fine Cooking Recipes, Techniques and Tips
I'd read the article, lots of good points are included, but here's the basic recipe. Depending how you choose to roll it out and temp of oven, it's either thin and crisp-very flaky or thicker and chewier:
I offer either alfredo sauce or my homemade pizza sauce version, based on the following. I make my own Italian seasonings, I try to keep sodium levels down.
I've had friends over for 'make your own pizza' gatherings, letting them choose from the following:
black and green olives
cheeses-so many! I've used a combo purchase of whole milk and low fat, recommending that they use at least some of the whole milk for better melting
turkey Italian sausage-I precook, just too nervous about illness. My oven is NOT commercial grade
bar b que chicken
Now some of my friends are doing the same.
I will admit, I've been using the bread maker to make the dough. Each recipe I make 4 balls of dough, so I've built up a supply in the freezer. Truly can't tell the difference between those frozen and those used after the rising on the counter.
Very cost effective dinner, especially if meat is left off of, healthy too!
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