Pretending to be a food blogger

On Sunday evening, Kristina and I made pizza from scratch. Holy cow, it was yummy. I used to make it all the time, before my friends opened their pizza place down the street. (Oh yeah, and before I had three kids.) So first, we made the dough…I am a huge fan of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated, and the recipe this time came from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. Seriously love that book. I found the recipe here, but I used my standing mixer and I divided the dough into thirds at the end.

It rose and rested while we put the boys to bed, and after they were asleep, we got to work. I heated the oven as hot as it would go, with the pizza stone inside. This is the key to a really crisp crust. We chopped ingredients, and I took pictures. Heh.
Artichokes, basil (fresh from my garden, thankyouverymuch), spinach, and kalamata olives. Yum.

I stretched out the dough (forgot to get parchment paper, but foil worked okay) and we piled on the toppings. Not too many, though.

Put it in the oven, and 10 minutes later, a gorgeous pizza!

Oooh, don’t forget to sprinkle on the basil at the end!


(Okay, fine. I’m no Smitten Kitchen or Pioneer Woman or Crumbly Cookie. That’s cool.)

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6 thoughts on “Pretending to be a food blogger

  1. Jennifer S

    Looks so yummy! I’ve heard that the pizza recipe in the Baker’s Apprentice (book you actually gave me a copy of, Pam!) is really terrific too. I have not done that one yet; I always use the ultra quick Mark Bittman one in the food processor. I substitute some whole wheat flower for some of the AP flour and/or add dried herbs to the dough, too, to keep things interesting.

    Extra hugs and kisses to the boys from her cousin and aunt and uncle!


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