Monday, February 18, 2008

Pizza Friday

This week's Pizza Friday turned into an experiment. Initially I was going to make calzones, but when I got home and opened the container of ricotta I realized I had used more then I thought in the Rigatoni Woodsman-Style. I had already mixed the ricotta with pepperoni, mushrooms and olives so I decided to spread the mixture on the dough and see how it turned out.

This was one rich pizza and a little soggy despite leaving it in the oven longer than usual. The flavors were all very good, but this was the first time in a long time that I had to eat my pizza with a fork.
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  1. That pizza is making my mouth water! Would you mind sharing the recipe??


  2. Priscilla - No real recipe, more like a method. I buy my pizza dough from an Italian bakery. This particular pizza had a mixture of ricotta (probably a little more than a cup) mixed with salt, pepper, diced pepperoni, diced mushrooms and sliced black olives and a little grated Pecorino cheese. If you add an egg to the ricotta mixture you get the filling for a calzone (although I always do 2 cups of ricotta for 2 calzones, hence why I ended up nixing the calzone idea). Instead I slathered the ricotta (minus the egg!) on the rolled-out pizza dough, topped it with pizza sauce (tomatoes mixed with oregano, salt and pepper and cooked until thick) and shredded mozzarella cheese.

  3. steve saw this last night on your page and said "that looks good!" ;) and yeah, it does, but your pizzas always do.

  4. Melissa - Awww, thanks! I didn't think this one looked nearly as good as some of the others, but I'm picky like that. I can't wait for summer - daylight really provides the best light for photos and it'll stay light well past dinnertime in the summer. :)


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