Our pizza efforts to date have been so-so. Wife, in line with her bread game step up, wanted to try a different crust recipe. The one she chose was from Bobby Flay of all people. It only called for one hour of rising! I was quite skeptical. But this stuff was crazy.
This is want it looked like just after an hour and 15 minutes!
We had to break it down and put it in the refrigerator to slow it down because drinks were in order. Derf and W had decided Manhattans were in order.
They chose to go original with Rye Whiskey which made for a drier drink than with Bourbon.
If this picture is blurry it is because this is on our second Manhattan
We cooked our pizzas on our pizza stone at 500 degrees and they were cooking up in 10 minutes. We tried three different versions. Here they are in our order of preference
This was a Margarita style.
Mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, sauteed scallion, a little Parmigiano grated on top
Our next favorite was a White Pizza version
I used a 3-cheese blend of Fontina, Manchego, and Brie as the base
Toppings were chicken, artichoke hearts, capers, sauteed scallions
And our favorite was my own invention
Tomato sauce base with a meat topping where I took the pot roast from two posts ago and mixed it with Pecarino cheese and the sauteed scallions.
Mozzarella cheese and artichoke hearts as well.
We were going to make a fourth but we were too full :(