Tuesday, October 28

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

Okay so I joined in the Daring Baker's, like I have nothing else to do - but cooking has always been my first love and I've been trying to find ways to get the mojo back, and not just with cupcakes.

So I signed up and this is the first month I joined and the recipe this month is for 'Bake Your Pizzas Like A Real Pizzaiolo' and hosted by Rosa part of the challenge was to toss the dough - yikes I thought how the heck will I do that. But we gave it awhirl, and whilst it wasn't 100% successful I'll keep trying.

The first time I made the dough it didn't work as well as I liked. The recipe says to split the dough into 6, which I did, but now prefer it split into 3. Gives me a bit more dough to work with and makes a slightly deeper crust. The crust is delicious. It's crunchy, yet soft, with a wonderful flavour.

The other things I learnt whilst doing this is everything should be cold, including the flour. And yes the dough is quite sticky. It doesn't rise imo, like a conventional pizza but it's very very tasty.

I think all the details of the recipe will be posted on Rosa's blog, so you can all have a go at making this pizza. Be warned though you need to start it the day before you need it.

Now I suppose you want some photos too?

Okay this is 'trying' to toss the dough lol!

Then here we have ham and cheese for the 2 littlies. They ate the whole thing between the two of them, I couldn't believe it.

Then Shane and I had prawn, asparagus, mushroom and onion, with mozzerella, cause I forgot to buy provolone and we had some pine nuts sprinkle on the top, cause I forgot to put them on prior to the cheese.

Hope you enjoy making it as much as I did. Bring on the next challenge I say!!!


  1. Nice tossing photo and great looking end result!

  2. Ooh yummy, I think I am having pizza tomorrow! Love the pic of the dough tossing.

  3. Looks great! I like the creativity you put into the toppings. Welcome!

  4. Mmmmmmm.. . . pizza! Great tossing! I thought Shane was the tosser in your house???? *giggle*

  5. Well done on your first challenge. I think you passed with flying colors. Your pizzas look fabulous. I am impressed.

  6. Very nice tossing photo and great looking pizzas! Congratulations on completing your first DB Challenge!

  7. You've got some serious tossing skills! Love what you did with the challenge!