Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Music-Alan Rose and the Restless Elements-American Hands

My former band leader and not former friends new album which he had been working on for at least 8 years. Those 8 years have really paid off seeing how this album is really really good.


So if you guys recall my previous post i stated how putting the jam on Rugelachs was similar to putting tomato sauce on pizza? Well as it turns out from my first pizza making experience it is. making pizza is fun, easy and hard to mess up. But getting the dough to be a nice even circle is pretty hard. I think that was the most difficult part of making the pizza. Anyway onward and upward to pizza and beyond! 

So we started out by making the dough. We used the Joy of Cooking recipe to make the Pizza dough. This is pretty easy. all you gotta do is let one package of yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons) sit in 1 1/3 cups of warm water for like 5 minutes. Then add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of salt and 3 1/2 cups of flour and mix until kneadable and then knead. After kneading for a while cover in plastic wrap and let it sit for about 1- 1 1/2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.

After came the  stretching and tossing and what not. This part is very very hard and kind of intuitive so im not ganna try to explain cause im not good at this at all. My friends were pretty good at it though. The annoying thing about pizza dough or dough in general is that if you mess up you can't put the dough back into a ball and restretch it. Instead you kinda have to repair the holes and stuff.which sucks. a lot.
Guest Chef Malinka using his magic hands
The two other not so circular pizzas

after stretching it out into nice flat circles or things that resemble circles we got a can of diced tomatoes, added some oregano and pepper and blended it into a sauce (we didn't have any tomato sauce on us at the time so we just used diced tomatoes) and spread it over the pizza. Then we sliced up some Mozzarella and Tomatoes and basil and put those on as well. We did really measure anything out here we just kinda did it by eye. Then 450 in the oven for like 15 minutes. I have provided pictures for more clarity.
Tomato sauce first!
Then Mozzarella!
Then sliced Tomatoes and Basil!
Then the Oven at 450!

Oh yea you guys should check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85LUuF6ZXaU&feature=related

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