Thursday, August 27, 2009

Making pizza

Found this pretty useful tiny pizza book at the sale bin at Barnes and noble. Plenty of variety of pizza dough options and toppings.

Todays garden bounty.

watching the dough rise

Patting it down on the pizza stone

and yes... zucchini!

Making pizza with kids is a wonderful easy way to get them involved in the kitchen and being aware of choosing good ingredients for their food.
I used to be very intimidated by the idea of making my own dough and fiddling with yeast and the rising of bread. But actually it is quite easy. And if you check the ingredient list on what actually goes into most prepackaged dough or pizza crusts you buy at the supermarket you'd be a bit alarmed. (not all... but most)
This pizza crust had flour, oil, water, yeast and a bit of salt and sugar. Thats it. oh, and a bit of corn meal.
Honeypie had a wonderful time watching the yeast bubble. Seeing the dough rise and having a choice on what went on her pizza... fresh heirloom tomatoes and zucchini from the garden!

I have been listening to NPR's food podcast for a while (great food website too) and this week they had a guy named Jef Varazano who claims to have THE BEST pizza crust recipe in the world...
check it out here and maybe test it out yourself to see if he is right....


  1. I love pizza day at our house!
    Perhaps I'll remember it the next time it's cool enough to turn the oven on high!!

  2. yes! probably not the best idea to do in the summer....(its been a hot one!) but i have seen people doing them on the grill... haven't tried that yet!

  3. Wow, that's pretty awesome. I need to learn.



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