Today was pizza day. Woke up early. Fired up the eggs and some tunes, made a cup of coffee and got to work.
This morning, I fired up both the large and small eggs.
Started off grilling the tandoori turkey.
Put the pizza stone in the large and let it come up to temp. Meanwhile, grilled some veggies for some of the pies.
SWMBO was out running errands so I didn't want to get started on the pies just yet. Rummaged through the freezer and fridge, and decided to make glazed beets and threw on some boudin balls for good measure. I dusted the boudin balls with DP Jamaican Firewalk and some turbinado sugar for a little more sweet in the heat. Figured they would be a nice snack. Turns out that boudin balls don't work so well at 400ish direct. They get really soft, while the bottom is done, and then are a b!tch to get off the grid. But they tasted great!
When the beets were done and the glaze was ready, I pulled them off and shut the small down. SWMBO was back, so I set about making the pies.Dough had been punched down earlier and allowed to rise again. It felt like silk.
Rolled out the crusts before assembly, and set about putting them together.
I used about half of the recipe, and made four 10-11" pies.
Time to hydrate the cook. This is the latest (most essential) mod to the small.
Still a beautiful Saturday...
Pizzas were on for 5mins, spun around 180°, parchment paper removed, then another 5mins. I noticed that the tipo 00 doesn't brown like AP flour does. The crusts did get cracker-crispy though.
First up - Pizza Margherita - Tomatao sauce, mozz pearls, tomato, basil, garlic, dressed with EVOO.
Second - grilled veggie medley - grilled veggies (poblano, yellow peppers, red peppers, green peppers, jalapenos, onions) and mushrooms.Dressed with pecorino romano cheese.Finished with ghost pepper salt which totally made this pie spectacular.
Third - turkey pepperoni and grilled veggies, with red onions. Also dressed with pecorino romano and jalapeno slices. Hmmmmm... I forgot to take a pic of this one. See below for a glimpse of a slice.
Fourth (and last) - tandoori turkey! Also with grilled onions, peppers, and some left over ikra in the sauce from a while ago.
One shot of all the pies together.
Forgot to take pics of the glazed beets! A tight shot, so you can't see what a mess I made of my plate.Tossed with toasted pecans ( I burned 3 batches first) and chives form the garden.
This beautiful morning was fueled by a couple of beers, B B King and this awesome bluetooth speaker
I picked up from Amazon. They have another one for $20 which also has good reviews. I might pick that one up for the garage. The sound form the little blue one was really quite impressive and I like that volume can be controlled from your phone.
So that was my beautiful Saturday morning. The weather was great, the pool is looking great since the filter got fixed, and basically there wasn't much wrong with the world for a few hours. It was terrific therapy! I hope everyone else is having a great weekend as well.