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.
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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.
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Put it in the oven, and 10 minutes later, a gorgeous pizza!
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Oooh, don’t forget to sprinkle on the basil at the end!
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Deeeelish!

(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. 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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