Thursday, August 26, 2010

"When the moon hits your eye"

It all started with a hungry tummy, a batch of fresh tomatoes, and one simple little recipe for pizza dough that didn't require much rise time. VoilĂ ! (oh crap. this is an Italian post)
Well my first batch was such a success (and how could it not be with my birthday present to help me [hello KitchenAid]), I had to make it again and again. And then I had to share it. So my dear friend and I met this week and we had ourselves a little dough throwing contest. Enjoy the progression! (those who leave really nice comments may find a random gift on their doorstep).
First you gotta appreciate how fresh all this was. It makes it almost uninfluenced and truly Italian. I'm pretty sure the only thing we didn't do was grow the wheat and mill it ourselves. But no, garden fresh tomatoes (which I turned into sauce), freshly plucked basil (which is growing on my bedroom windowsill) and sprigs of summer rosemary. Some pieces of fresh buffalo mozzarella would have been more authentic, but who has that kind of money? Instead we opted for my shrewd bargain from Target at $1.80 cheese.
Please note our fine array of accoutrement below.

Photo Credit: me!


  1. Hannah has a blog!

    *Excited squeal*



    Thank goodness for smelling salts.

    Your pizza escapades have me yearning to move to Italy, as does, perhaps not coincidentally, your background. *I* want drizzle olive oil into a shiny bowl. *I* want to grow basil on my bedroom windowsill. *I* want to wear cute thumb rings.

    Thank you for making my day.

    That is all.

  2. That looks delicious. I remember you mother's pizza one night during an HPC food contest. I will assume this was just as good.

  3. No meat? I thought you were a Midwesterner. :)

  4. That's amore alright. I can almost smell it. It makes me tingle. Mmmm...I think I need to go make some more bread.

  5. Mmmm... Any chance you might be sharing some of your recipes with us on this here blog?