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New Year’s Pizza a Few Days Late

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dabrownman

New Year’s Pizza a Few Days Late

We always have pizza on New Year’s Eve, every year ……… for years and years.  But this year we didn’t….. at least not homemade pizza.  We got a take out from Oregano’s and it was good but it just cannot compare to homemade pizza – sorry to Oregano’s.

W final got around to making pizza tonight for dinner.  It was simple crust.  13% high extraction sprouted 4 grain, 8% semolina and 79% Smart and Final High Gluten with a bit of olive oil, a pinch of instant yeast, 2% salt and 72% water.  No rosemary, fresh garlic or sun dried tomatoes in the dough this time – Lucy has been really lazy lately for some reason.

 

We did a few sets of slap and folds, 30 minutes apart with the dough resting on the heating pad under a bowl between sets until it showed a 30% rise.  The we placed it in an oiled bowl, covered it in plastic and retarded it for 24 hours.

 

When we took it out and divided it 3 hours before we made the 2 pies it had risen a full 100% in the cold.  It shaped well enough and once the oven had been at 550 F for half an hour we made the first pie using spicy homemade sauce, hot Italian sausage, pepperoni, green and red pepper, caramelized red and white onions and crimini mushrooms, Monterey Jack, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses with green onion and basil for garnish.

We let the pie bake for 5 minutes and then spun it and let it bake another 5 until it was brown and the crust crispy.  We hate wimpy, limp, foldable pizza.  We like it thin and crisp no matter how much stuff you put on it!  This one fit the bill perfectly.

It was delicious – no doubt about it.  Just Yummy!

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Yippee's picture
Yippee

I'm drooling just by looking at the toppings, not to mention the perfect crust!

Happy New Year, DBM!

Yippee

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

food in America and this is it:-)  It is also very cheap for a whole family to fill up on!  

Happy New Year to you too Yippee.  The best to you and yours in the coming year.

PY's picture
PY

I'm salivating just looking at it! looks scrumptious as always!

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

pretty fast.  Glad you liked it and happy baking 

jeb's picture
jeb

Looks delicious.

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dabrownman

Nothing like home made pizza.  Happy New year Jeb

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PalwithnoovenP

I would really devour this one with tons of hot sauce! Wish I could taste it!

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dabrownman

and the girls go bonkers !  I like hot peppers on pizza and tell them they have to eat around the heat that they can't see.  Habaneros in the sauce is pretty good too!  Glad you like the pizza Job!  Give Fedra a tummy rub for Lucy.

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isand66

I'll take your "simple" pizza crust any day of the week or year!

That's one fine looking pie chock  full of goodies

Happy pizza making for 2017.  

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dabrownman

Beer, Wine, Spirits, Chocolate, cookies, pastry, pie (other than pizza), cake, grilled BBQ, Smoked meats, ice cream and assorted desserts not covered by other categories.  If you never stray from the basic food groups, all will be well in your world and you will make friends easily.

Now get put there and walk the black ones in the snow:-)  Glad you liked the pizza Ian and 

Happy New Year!

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Skibum

Funny, somehow I knew it was yours by just looking at the picture. I was wondering what to do with today's sourdough build. Your pizza has convinced me to start a 00 pizza dough this evening. Pizza tomorrow!

Happy baking and eating! ski

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dabrownman

Thankfully they all taste different:-)  Hope yourp izza turns out as well as these did.  Happy baking Ski

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cgmeyer2

we love pizza and i'm trying to develop a good one at home. i'll use your hints to develop one for us.

however, i doubt i can improve on your pizza from the pic.

btw, Rio says hi to Lucy.

thanks dab,

Claudia

 

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dabrownman

Try the rosemary, sun dried tomato and garlic in the crust.  It is our favorite.  Pizza is one of those great foods to make at home for family and friends.  Good luck with your pizza quest and happy baking in 2017 Claudia!

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cgmeyer2

Rio says "purrrrr" to Lucy.

I'll definitely try the crust additions you suggested.

Pizza is such a versatile item - everyone can have their favorite w/o TOO many complainants.

Happy 2017 baking,

Claudia

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vivienf

I haven't eaten yet today, and that looks absolutely delicious. Me too, please!

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dabrownman

prohibitive.   You could buld a WFO for less and then your pizzas would be artisan for sure:-)  Glad you liked these - they were yummy!

Happy Baking