Pizza Project Numero Dos

Goal #11: Get really good at making pizza.

Last week, we decided to go with a white pizza, which meant we needed a different crust. Last week’s was okay, but we a) didn’t follow the directions exactly, b) we cooked it a little too much and (I think) c) we rolled it a little too thin, so it ended up a little crispier than we wanted. With a white pizza, there would be no sauce to disguise any mistakes, so we had to get it right. This week’s crust turned out absolutely perfect: thin, but not too thin, and the flavor complemented the toppings perfectly. We used mostly mozzarella with a sprinkling of fontina for the cheese, and on top we layered sauteed onions and mushrooms with some veggie sausage. Amazing–I just wish we had more leftovers.

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Pizza Project #1: Margherita

Pizza Project #1

Goal #11: Get really good at making pizza.

Every Monday, my boyfriend and I try to make some kind of meal from scratch. This fall, we’re dedicating Monday nights to pizza in an attempt to see what works best: all kinds of crusts, all kinds of toppings, all kinds of cheese. (Seriously, this is the best science experiment ever.) This week, we had a bunch of basil to use up, thanks to my adventures in herb gardening this summer–so we decided to start out with a simple thin-crust margherita pizza. Not only was the basil home-grown, but the tomato sauce was made from tomatoes from my parents’ garden. Pretty delicious.