Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pizza Pizza

Confession: I’ve only made pizza at home twice. And it was just okay. The crust was soft, too doughy. But I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. I love making bread. I love the moment when the yeast begins to bubble in the liquid. I love the feeling that I’m working with something alive. And bread truly is alive; I get a charge out of it every time.

Pizza is also attractive because I know Rosa would love it (duh), and there are a mind-boggling array of toppings one could use based on what’s around. Pizza is sort of a culinary blank slate, like risotto and frittatas, infinitely variable and almost always delicious.

So homemade pizza is definitely in my future, especially after watching the new, long-awaited video from Jill Santopietro on the NY Times website. She demos a bacon, fig, caramelized onion, and gorgonzola pie, prepared in her very small kitchen. It’s not a quick recipe, but man does it look good.

Click here to see the video and stay tuned for pizza!


Anonymous said...

That recipe sound delicious. Let us know how it turns out. LH

Anonymous said...

So John and I made the pizza tonight (with a few minor modifications) and it was wonderful! After John got through the idea that it didn't have to look perfect, we enjoyed a crispy, flavorful pizza!! And oh-by-the-way I was the one who posted the risotto with sushi rice!! Oops! It was good anyway. Looking forward to seeing you!


Jenna Helwig said...

I'm so glad the pizza was good! I'm going to make it this weekend... so much to cook, so little time. xx

Anonymous said...

We made the second half of the dough...this time I was in was AWFUL!!!!!!! Okay, it tasted good, but I put warm tomatoes sauce on it and then couldn't get it from the 'prep' area to the pizza stone in the oven. I need more tips on the transfer and how to use warm, wet ingredients....