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today's quick cook: pizzas

Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
edited 12:12PM in EggHead Forum
after the debacle last night with the bread machine due to my laziness on a Friday night... we had to resort to a quick pizza dough.

Thanks to Zippy & Vidalia for coming through (err, thanks for Vidalia for emailing me Zippy's recipe, hehe).

Anywho... here's a few quick photos of what transpired.

First, we made the sauce. I know, I know... "don't cook the sauce!" however, my wife and I have been converted. For ALL tomato based sauces, regardless of intent (pizza, pasta, dipping, etc) we use this basic formula...


First, we sautee garlic, freshly picked basil, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper in some olive oil.

Once it's done, we pick out the fried basil leaves and discard. The rest gets poured into a pot with whole peeled plum tomatoes (normally we use san marzano... however we haven't been able to find any in Aberdeen yet), then mashed to bits. Add butter, grated parmesan cheese, and a wee bit of sugar (to taste). Result? Best tomato sauce ever! :D

Anywho... on to the dough. As noted, my bread machine experiment was a complete disaster last night... so we ended up using Zippy's quick method which worked perfectly.

Here are the rounds ready for rolling out.


Here's my pizza, ready to go on the egg. Toppings = homemade italian sausage, pepperoni, jalapenos sliced on the bias, freshly picked basil leaves, sun dried tomatoes, and some julienned white onions.


My egg setup for the pizzas ... plate setter (legs up), CI grate, egg feet, and a pizza stone on top. Was rocking around 700 dome right before I lifted the lid here.


Dusted with some corn meal then my pie.


Pie ready to come off.


and my wife's pie... 3 cheese pizza. mozarella, cheddar, and parmesan. She may have won. hehe


Good stuff! :D


  • ManfredManfred Posts: 186
    :laugh: I will take a slice of that 3 cheese one please.
  • Austex_EggerAustex_Egger Posts: 153
    Looks good! Have to say, the wife's cheese pizza looks perfect! Going to have to do more pizzas' soon!
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,357
    I've noticed, on this forum, that everyone dusts their pizza stone with cornmeal. Why?

    Cornmeal is great between the peel and the dough, as it prevents sticking, but on the stone... I don't get it. :huh:

    Rezen, that pie looks fantastic!
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  • BoxerpapaBoxerpapa Posts: 989
    looks great. What kind of flour did you use on the crust?
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Sounds and looks delsih! Figuring it out is half the fun! ;)
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  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    Good lookin' pies!! the sauce sounds good, gonna try it!!
  • Nice pizza's!
  • Those are some nice looking pies!! Like your pizza peel too - I just have a cookie sheet.
  • TikidocTikidoc Posts: 4
    Can someone post a link to the dough recipe? Thanks!!!
  • TikidocTikidoc Posts: 4
    Can someone post a link to the dough recipe? Thanks!!!
  • DavidLDavidL Posts: 36
    I'd be interested in the dough recipe as well. thanks!

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