Sunday, November 18, 2007

Pizza Friday

This week's Pizza Friday featured a white pizza:

... topped with crumbled Italian sausage, slow-cooked onion seasoned with sage and thyme, as well as ricotta, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. I meant to put dollops of ricotta all over the pizza, but it ended up covering most of the pie. Next time I'll do less ricotta. The mix of mozzarella and cheddar worked well - I put some on the bottom, under the toppings, and the rest on top. It was a cheesy, delicious combination of flavors.
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  1. that looks really good. ricotta overload probably would have been ridiculously fine by me. ;)

    I couldn't do the pizza. I tried, I had all the ingredients cooked and prepped - but I couldn't get the dough to do what I needed it to do. total dinner failure. :( I made a pasta with the ingredients instead which was still really wonderful but grrr. better luck next time.

  2. Melissa - In my opinion you can never have too much ricotta. SP thought it was a bit much, though. :)

    Oh no!! What happened? Did you make the dough from scratch? That's why I never bother - working with yeast can be hit or miss and I'd hate to find that out when we're hungry. I hope you have better luck next time!

  3. no, I got it from that authentic italian market I'm always raving about. I know I must have done something wrong - I find it hard to believe they don't make good dough. the people that work there use it for their home pizza... so yeah. oh well. I won't give up. :)

  4. Melissa - What exactly happened with the dough? I'm sure they have good dough (everything else about that place sounds fantastic) so I'm wondering what your issues were. Maybe I can help... :) I really want you to experience the joy of homemade pizza.

  5. ok, coming back to this conversation. :) my problem was the dough wouldn't rise. I was told to put it in a big bowl with a bit of olive oil. but then the little instruction thing said a little bit of flour. I ended up with both. bad thing? probably. on top of that, I only had wheat flour, don't know if that made a difference. but the stuff wouldn't rise. it was so frustrating. to be honest... I was actually in tears for a second. hehe. it sounds silly now, but I was really frustrated. I'm just glad I had made the homemade sauce and had the great ingredients prepared so I could do a pasta for the three of us.

  6. Melissa - I'm actually surprised it needed to rise. Usually when you buy dough it's ready to use - no rising required. Maybe because you bought it from the Italian market...I just don't know.


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