wordsfromanneli

Thoughts, ideas, photos, and stories.

Pizza Day

44 Comments

It has been ages since I’ve ordered pizza for pick up or delivery. We have made our own for so long.

The bread machine is a huge help. I make the dough using only basic ingredients:

2 cups warm water

2 Tbsp. oil

2 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. sugar (optional)

5 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp. fast-rising yeast

When the dough is mixed and has risen in the machine (on the dough setting), I take it out and cut it into six pieces which I shape into round “bun” shapes.

I’ve learned the hard way that it’s best to cook the sliced green peppers, onions, and mushrooms in the microwave for a couple of minutes to get most of the liquid out (or it ends up making the pizza soggy). I use the food processor to slice the black olives and grate the mozzarella.

The pizza stone (a square brick tile) is heating in a very hot oven for about 45 minutes while preparations are made.

Putting it all together:

Roll out the dough and slide it onto a wide paddle that has cornmeal sprinkled on it (so it will slide easily into the oven).

Spread tomato sauce on the dough and then sprinkle on some oregano and ground chili pepper or something similar. Cajun chicken seasoning works well too.

Lay slices of salami on top. Then add layers of your favourite toppings, putting the “wettest” ones nearer to the top so they can steam off while baking. Final layer is mozza cheese.

Slide the pizza into the oven onto the brick. If you’re using a pizza pan, you should probably have the rolled out dough on the pan before putting the goodies on top.

Bake at about 450 degrees for 10 minutes (checking as the time gets close to see if the cheese is beginning to bubble and turn ever so slightly brown).

Optional:

You may notice that there are a couple of glasses of brandy on the island. Do not pour these on the pizza. Pour them down your throat. (I know, I know, it should be red wine, but it was a cold day….)

When the pizza is done, put it on a wooden cutting board to cut into slices to eat as you build the next pizza.

We have two paddles: a large one for putting the raw pizza on, and a smaller one to take out the finished pizza. This way we can build the next pizza while the previous one is baking.

Now all that’s left to do is to enjoy!

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

44 thoughts on “Pizza Day

  1. Yum! Do you deliver? πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

  2. The best pizza dough I’ve ever had is homemade. This sounds wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Wow this pizza looks so delicious!! I agree with Jill, do you deliver? πŸ₯°πŸ˜‹

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Wish I was there……… πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  5. We’re not going to make our own, but we’ll surely pizzas for home delivery. From a local restaurant, though, to support them, and not fron one of the large chains.
    Stay healthy,
    Pit

    Liked by 1 person

  6. It looks delicious!! Tonight’s KD isn’t looking so great. 😏

    Liked by 1 person

  7. How about curbside pick up? I’ll be right over! Looks so delicious and inviting! I’ll bring the red wine, okay? Ha ha ha.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Ooh, that looks and sounds yummy. This one’s a keeper.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Wow- you inspire me to step up my pizza game!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Yum. You two go all out with your homemade pizzas. Looks fantastic!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. It is rather an “event” for us. The making of the pizzas is a big part of the fun.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Your pizza looks so yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Seems like a lot of work, but I’m sure the taste makes it all worthwhile. I just made my first batch of homemade bread early this week (!!) “No knead bread” – I don’t have a bread machine. Shockingly, it came out perfect (if I say so myself). So, maybe I’m ready for pizza at home…. ???? πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Oooh. Those look so good. So does the brandy. Hee hee. My hubs and I don’t eat wheat, but we made pizzas last night on slices of eggplant. It was good, but I think yours looks better. Lol. What a treat. Enjoy.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Yum! We haven’t made our own dough in a long time. Thanks so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. ohh, it’s a mouthwatering pizza!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s