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Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for Pizza, Homemade Pizza

          My dad has been wanting to build a pizza oven in our backyard for years now. But he has decided that this summer he wants to actually do it. The past couple of months he has practiced at home using pizza stones. He is very determined to build the one outside and perfect the art of pizza making. In the beginning of his endeavour, pizzas had burnt edges with a doughy bottom. Now, the pizzas are starting to look and taste like they are from a restaurant!
This is close to what my father wants to build.

          My father has made all different types of pizza from a classic margarita to peppers and onions. Some of other types are sausage, pepperoni, pepperoni with mushrooms, peppers and onions with sausage, and a favorite which is stuffed crust! Everything is turning out really good. My family cannot wait until the big oven is built. I am starting to enjoy this pizza just as much as pizza from a pizzeria, if not more. I really enjoy how our pizzas are a lot less greasy; when you buy pizza there is always so much grease and I always end up using a paper towel to sop it all up. Another thing that I enjoy about our pizza is how my dad caramelizes the peppers and onions before he places them on top of the pizza.This is great because 1) it really enhances the flavors and 2) I really do not like the texture of crunchy peppers or onions.
This pizza was made last night. It is a sausage pizza with
mozzarella and ricotta. Yum! *Notice the flour on the oven.
We end up with the whole kitchen turning white.

          Once we are finished there is flour all over, but when the pizza oven is built, the mess will be outside. The convenience of  speedy delivery and the aroma of fresh pizza baking cannot be beat. I absolutely full of excitement to get a pizza oven!


2 comments:

  1. That pizza looks marvelous. with this whole grain allergy that I have been whining about on the last few posts, one would think I had to give up pizza, but not so fast. Pizza was one thing I was going to find a way to eat. I use a pizza stone to bake it and have been experimenting with vegetable crusts (zucchini, cauliflower, and other squash). It really isn't too bad. I would absolutely love to have an outdoor pizza brick oven.

    OK, now I'm all caught up and ready for the week ahead. How about you? I'm really enjoying your A to Z posts, but nothing, Nothing, NOTHING is more important than your school work and your family. so, if yu need to skip a few everyone will understand. Only ten more posts to go.

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  2. Lucky you, pizza is one of my favourite foods. Enjoy your father's experiments. I hope you're having fun with the Challenge - we're almost at the finish line!

    Faye at Destination: Fiction

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