pizza! pizza!

Bread has become one of my favorite things to make because of the long periods of rest it needs. It feels like an all day event: "I'm going to make bread today!" Pizza crust is a little bit different and doesn't need to rest as long, but it still has that feeling of extravagance. (I made the America's Test Kitchen pizza dough. Bread flour makes all the difference!).

I made the sauce with a 28oz can of whole tomatoes (crushed in the blender) with minced fresh garlic, dried basil and oregano, and salt.

On top, I put lots of mozzarella, brie, parmesan, fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped garlic, red pepper flakes, and more basil and oregano. I baked it at 500 degrees on a preheated upside down baking pan. It was so crispy, chewy, and cheesy. I am in love with food.

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Side note: My family is a group of pizza lovin' fools. I don't think I've been to visit them in Asheville yet without getting pizza at some point. We had a favorite little pizza place back in eastern NC where the owner knew us by name and asked us where we had been if we didn't show up for a week. My mom used to make homemade pizza for dinner too. Thank goodness Jeff loves it as much as I do.


Faith said...

This looks AMAZING.

Anonymous said...

That looks DELICIOUS!!! I want you to make one of those for me when we come visit (my very own)... then make another for the rest of you! After all, I'm a pizza lovin' fool! Love you... Dad

nikaela marie said...

so good. phew that your family arnt a bunch of banana lovn'fools cause then you and jeff would have trouble!

ps. my parents are leaving for your beautiful city tomorrow!! they go to Georgia in the spring sometimes... my grandma used to live just out side of Atlanta so my mumma has a soft spot for that part of the world. I told my dad to keep his eyes out for you! :) (wierd?) xxx oo

happy weekend!

Kay Heritage said...

My family had homemade pizzas for dinner tonight. And yes, we put way too much cheese, too, ooozing beyond the crust like yours. ;)

Pia said...

The pizza looks so yum!
I'm craving pizza since last night and this really does not help! :)

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