November 22, 2006

It’s Like Your Italian Grandmother’s Pizza… But Better.

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Yeah that’s right, I said it, but better! I love my homemade pizza. Ok, maybe I don't have an Italian Grandmother to confirm that mine is better than hers but I love my pizza more than any take out. It varies depending on what ingredients I have around, but it’s always real good. It’s better than real good, it’s amazing. I’m bragging, I don’t care, I love my pizza. It’s such a common item that everyone eats but there’s a huge variety in the quality that you can get. Why do people continue to eat bad pizza? If we boycotted it, maybe it would go away. I’m not a fan of cardboard masquerading as pizza. I don’t like plastic pretending to be cheese. Some people think they’re improving things by using a raw buckwheat biscuit like crust. They’re not. I want a yeasted, baked dough for my pizza, thank you very much. It’s so easy to make wonderful pizza and yet people still mess it up.

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Don’t let anyone try to fool you either, pizza dough isn’t hard to make from scratch. As far as bread goes, it’s as easy as you get. You don’t have to worry about trying to make it rise as high as bread dough and if it’s ugly it doesn’t matter because it gets covered up anyways. Plus, if you make a bunch at once you can store balls of dough in the freezer and you’re all set to go for next time. And how hard is it to cut up some fresh toppings? Chop, chop, done. The lovely pizza you see before you, (yes, pizza is lovely) includes the following tasty toppings: olive tapanade, spicy tomato sauce, caramelized onions, shiitake mushrooms, yellow peppers, sweet and spicy marinated red peppers, chorizo sausage, feta and mozzarella cheese. A-m-a-z-i-n-g.


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10 comments:

Tanna said...

Great pizza. You are absolutely right most pizza is cardboard and plastic. And pizza dough has to be one of the best breads to start out with.
I just made a wonderful pizza dough the other night and then got out of the kitchen to take pictures while our two sons and a girl friend took over the topping. Fabulous food! And such a great time!!!
I have no doubt you could easily find an Italian grandmother to pronounce your divine looking pizza to be better than hers. Great photos.

Anonymous said...

Your pizza looks really delicious. *sigh* wish I could have a slice :)

Anonymous said...

In my current state the best pizza I've had is the ones that I've made in my home from scratch...

I don't even think people know what real pizza is down here.

We had pizza here last night but I didn't get to participate in the making of it - I would have rather had yours!

Anonymous said...

Your pizza looks great! What kind of baking-dish do you use? On the picture it looks like cas iron???
gabi from austria

Anonymous said...

That sounds delish for the day after the turkey...I think it will end up on our table tomorrow.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Brilynn said...

The baking dish is just a really old baking pan that has become black... that's a little embarassing... I usually do the pizza on a pizza stone though.

Thanksgiving was last month for me, but happy celebrating! I recently heard somewhere that pizza was the most common dinner food for Thanksgiving eve...

Anonymous said...

ooh, that looks sooo good!

Anonymous said...

wow wow wow! I love homemade pizza... And you read my mind Brylin, pizza is on my baking schedule! ;)

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Anonymous said...

amazing indeed!
all that topping...(!) yes! =)
I don't have a Italian grandmother, but you sure come close! ;)

Anonymous said...

Yours is much more photogenic...delicious. Kudos to you!