Pizza………..How easy is that? Everyone can make Pizza Right? Sure I can, I make it almost every Friday night. I purchase pizza dough from my grocery bakery, let it rise for an hour when I get home, load it up with toppings, and there we have it…PIZZA! I am soooo a pro! HA…I was humbled with the challenge. Lets just say I suck! All 4 pizzas I made tasted amazing. However they were the ugliest things you have ever laid eyes on! Lets start at the beginning. Making the dough was a cinch. 5 minutes and it was done(except for all the resting and rising time). One of the rules to this challenge was to actually “toss” the dough. Ok..I was born in Pittsburgh, not Italy. What a disaster it was. After my lame attempts at tossing the dough, there was corn meal EVERYWHERE on the floor. I was laughing so damn hard if I were 40 years older I probably would have lost control of my bladder and peed all over the floor from laughter! My fits went through the dough multiple times. So I just threw it on the counter and worked with it the best I could. I made four pizzas and not even one was remotely close be being round.
Below is what happened when I tried to transfer my nice round pre baked pizza from the back of the heavily corn mealed cookie sheet. Everything went everywhere and ended up all piled up on top of itself.
This pizza is Classic red sauce, chicken, caramelized onions and bacon.
Below consists of Classic red sauce, ricotta cheese, caramelized onion,basil and provolone cheese
And last but not least…..the STAR of the show
BLUEBERRY w/ brown sugar marscapone cheese, crumb topping..oh no, its missing something!!
Ahhhhh, here we go
the HOMEMADE DUCLE DE LECHE drizzle
What is the picture below you might ask???I slid the Blueberry pizza off the pizza stone on to my cutting board. My sister was sitting on one side of my island and me on the other. Without even putting the pizza on a plate, we both took a bite. The Ohhhh’s and ahhhhh’s started and continued with EACH bite! I think this was the best thing I have ever tasted!! I told my husband he better get some if he wanted any. my sister and I continued to eat and eat and eat! We couldn’t stop, we were like crack addicts! My husband came into the kitchen about 5 minutes later to eat some and there was only a TINY little square left! He said, “GOOD LORD, you guys ate it all”. Yes I must admit I ate a half of a pizza. It was a VERY VERY small pizza, but still! Who does that?? Who eats a half a pizza? Yours truly here..the will power issue Queen!!!
A special thanks to Rosa at Rosa’s Yummy Yums for hosting this delicious challenge. She did it solo because on of our Daring Bakers, Sherry, passed away tragically just prior to hosting this challenge with Rosa.