The big day is here and we’re expecting a World Wide Riot of Pizzas for our #PizzaPartyin5! We will be compiling a list of all the food bloggers’ pizza posts below, so come back through the week to see what people are baking.
My kids did the rolling, tossing, topping and baking, with just a little help from dad. The greatest result of writing this pizza book has been watching my sons take over the kitchen. Put out a bunch of toppings, some balls of dough and watch them create. My oldest son has even made pizzas, start to finish, for his friends. It is a gift to teach kids to cook and pizza is the perfect place to begin, especially for pre-teen boys who resist being in the kitchen.
It is not to late to join the #PizzaPartyin5. Just make a pizza, take a picture and post it on Twitter or FB. Use the hashtag #PizzaPartyin5 and let us know where you have put the picture. You can find us on Twitter and FB at @ArtisanBreadin5 and @zoebakes. If you have done a post about your pizza we will RT it and add the link to the bottom of this page.
For your party, just create balls of dough from your favorite Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day recipe. Make enough for each guest to make their own, or two.
Have all the toppings ready to go. Get creative!
Dimple the dough, so it is easier to roll out.
Use a rolling pin to help get the dough nice and thin.
Use the back of your hands to gently stretch the dough as thin as you like.
Then toss it in the air, because it is FUN and it helps get a nice, round, thin disk of dough. Try it, even my 10 year old was tossing like a pro!
We had a bit of an assembly line going. Charlie tossed the dough and placed it on a floured Pizza Peel, Henri topped it and
then everyone switched positions to make more.
Dad slipped the pies in the oven. We had two Pizza Stones in each oven, so the pizzas could all bake at the same time.
Then we feasted on their pizzas.
Pizza Equipment Basics (aka Stuff to put on your Christmas list!):
Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day – (of course!)
Round Food-Storage Container with Lid – (Any 5-quart lidded container will do, but these are our favorites)
Danish Dough Whisk - (Less resistant than a spoon, and way cooler looking)
Bench Scraper – (great tool if your dough is sticking to the peel and for cleaning hot pizza stones)
Pizza Stone – for a really crisp crust (see our post on all the different types we’ve tried)
Oven Thermometer (ovens are rarely properly calibrated, so it is crucial to have one of these to know the true temp.)
World Wide #PizzaPartyin5 Posts:
(video by White On Rice Couple)
Hawaiin Pizza – The Tamale Girl
Potato Rosemary – Crazy World of Cher
Lamb Flatbread – The Agony Column
Square pie – TJ’s Test Kitchen
Caramelized Onion Tarts – Cate’s World Kitchen
Tomato and Sausage Pizza – The Lipstick Cafe
Gluten-Free Pizza – Cook What You’ve Got
Veggie and BBQ Pizzas – Killer Bunnies, Inc
A Buffet of Pizzas from a Wood Oven! – The Feast Within
Gluten-Free Veggie Pizza – Non-Reactive Pan
Spelt, Feta and Honey Pizza – Muffin Egg
Spelt, Feta and Honey Pizza – A Dancer in the Kitchen
Mini Pizzas – Threaded Basil
Pizza Party – Lovehandles Chocolate
Pear, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese - Eat Little, Eat Big