Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Halloween Veggie Pizza


Another savory challenge for the Daring Bakers -- pizza! We are huge pizza fans in our house and home made pizza is on the menu at least once a week. I love to get creative with toppings, and sometimes we have clean out the fridge pizza night. This month the challenge was chosen by Rosa at Rosa's Yummy Yums. This challenge is dedicated and a tribute to food blogger Sher.


The recipe for the dough is ~ "Basic Pizza Dough" ~ Original recipe taken from “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice” by Peter Reinhart. This dough requires an overnight in the fridge and is the perfect dough to practice tossing in the air like a true 'pizzaiola' -- I did try but was not able to get a photo, sorry! Hubby was at work the night I made pizza and I couldn't get the right angle and setting to do an automatic shot and the kiddos are not really old enough to use our camera. I'm sure there will be many smiles as food bloggers across the globe get to sneak a peak at everyone in their own kitchen trying to toss this pizza dough, I promise that I will have hubby get a shot at some point when we are having our pizza nights :) What a fun idea that I'm really sorry I missed participating in, the Daring Bakers all tossing dough!
Since Halloween is fast approaching I decided to top this pizza with orange peppers, mushrooms, and black olives, going for a happy jack 'o lantern look -- see? I think it turned out pretty cute! I used roasted garlic red sauce and freshly shredded monterey jack cheese, and all the flavors went together so well! Even though we make pizza all the time, the overnight in the fridge gave this crust a completely different texture. It was crispy and light on the outside, while soft and airy on the inside. We loved this pizza and the super yummy crust, what a perfect challenge.

8 comments:

Natashya said...

Great Za! We make pizza every week too but I enjoyed how different this one was from the others. I love the happy face! (funny to think that you and I are now eating similarly due to our many group efforts!)

Lauren said...

Hi Andrea!
great pizza! I got a notice that I had a package on monday, I am planning on picking it up today! Don't worry, I won't let it get sent back, I am very excited!! They better not send it back after only two days, stupid post office, or I will be mad mad mad!!! Can't wait! Thanks in advance!!!

Elra said...

Andrea, dear, I like the look of your smily face pizza. I am sure it tastes great too. Cheers, Elra

Cathy said...

Your pizza looks so fun, kid-friendly and delicious! I'm glad to hear that you all enjoyed it! The crust sounds wonderful too, even if we don't get to see you tossing it this time!

Prudy said...

What a great idea! I'd love some of your pizza and cupcakes for halloween dinner!

Debinhawaii said...

Love the pizza--so cute and festive for Halloween!

BTW--So glad you are joining Cook the Books for La Cucina! You have until December 15th so you have lots of time!

natalie said...

I thought this was a great crust recipe, too! We make pizza often around here!

1freshstart said...

Oh, that sounds really good. Don't lie... you had flour all over your kitchen!
~Cat

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