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.