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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Night Pizza Bar Party!

There is something fun about pizza. Everyone loves it, especially when they make their own. Make some dough, (or use prepared dough), put some toppings out and have a blast. I use Ina Garten's pizza dough recipe from her Parties cookbook and make it half whole wheat. It uses honey and olive oil, you can probably find her recipe online.

Toppings are endless, use what you like. Tonight's fixings for our party included baby spinach sauteed in a little olive oil and garlic, sauteed baby Bella mushrooms, thinly slice pepperoni, marinara sauce, shredded smoked mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella, parmaseano reggiano, and ricotta mixed with a little salt and pepper.

Divide dough into 4" balls and roll (or press) into a circle, about 5-7". We like them thin so ours were 7" diameter. Spread a little cornmeal on sheet pans (or use a pizza stone). Preheat oven to 460 degrees. When oven is ready, top each pizza as desired and bake for 15 minutes. We made 2 pizzas on each pan and baked 4 at a time. Oh, if I only had double ovens!

Let each pizza sit for 5 min before cutting into quarters.
How fun was that?

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