From the editors of Mother Earth News…
From the editors of Mother Earth News…
This pizza is so thin and crackly that light shines through it! It’s much easier to achieve perfection with this Tuscan specialty than you might think. Plus, our TV segment in Charlotte, North Carolina, with former Saturday Night Live cast-member Colin Quinn. Continue reading
(photo by Mark Luinenburg) It has been suggested to me that the real reason I like to throw pizza dough into the air when I teach a class is not because throwing the dough improves the pizza, but because I am an incorrigible show-off. I will neither confirm nor deny this beastly rumor. But having now thrown a lot of dough, I truly can say how beautifully it thins the dough and relaxes the gluten. There’s more on this in Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day, but here are some photos a video that show how it’s done. Continue reading
This week is Chanukah and it is all about frying our food, which brings me great joy. I am constantly trying to come up with something new to add to our menu of latkes, jelly doughnuts and all the other traditional fare. These savory doughnuts were inspired by the fried pizzas I had in Naples. We ate them as snacks during the day, to tide us over to the next pizza. Most of the pizzarias sold them outside their front doors to people waiting in long lines or folks on the run. Pizza dough stuffed with ricotta and deep friend; simple, but perfect. My boys love them stuffed with a variety of fillings, so use your imagination and create your own savory doughnuts. Continue reading
This was lunch today. If you want to get more vegetables into your diet (or sneak it into someone else’s), pizza is the way to do it. Nobody ever turns down homemade pizza. Here’s a vegetable pizza with lots of arugula baked right in, so this is different from what we did with arugula in the book (using it raw as soon as the pizza comes out of the oven)… Continue reading
These errors snuck through, for Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day:
Page 52, first line: To freeze a prebaked pizza crust… (page XX) should read (page 48)
Page 72 (Ingredient list for Crisp-Yet-Tender Crust): Lukewarm water amount should be 3 3/4, not 4 3/4.
Page 95, last line: Use 8 cups whole grain flour, not dough.
Page 174, Step 2: Dough thickness should read “a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle,” not “a 1/4-inch-thick rectangle.”
Page 251: Omit (450 degrees F) from Line 6
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. Continue reading
(photo by Stephen Gross)
When: November 15, 2011
Twitter Hosts: @ArtisanBreadin5 and @ZoeBakes
Please come– bake pizza from Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day and tweet about it on November 15, 2011 (and through the weekend). Use the hashtag #PizzaPartyIn5 so we can re-tweet your pizzas. Looking for pizza party ideas? See our party video on YouTube? Bloggers, please include a link to your pizza posts and we’ll let the world know where to find you.
Zoe and I aren’t gluten-free, but some of our friends are, so our second and third books have a nice sampling of gluten-free doughs. The pizza above? A gluten-free Pear, Prosciutto, and Blue Cheese Pizza that we featured in the article we just wrote for Easy Eats Magazine (click here for a free sample download of the article). Easy Eats Magazine (EasyEats.com) is brand-new, and it’s specifically for gluten-free folks– there’s no wheat in this magazine. Our article isn’t just about pizza– there’s bread, breadsticks, pannetone muffins, and challah. We’re thrilled to be part of the inaugural issue!
(photo Mark Luinenburg) Growing up in New York in the 1960s and 70s, there were two options when you walked into a pizza place: “regular” (thin-crust) baked right on the hearth, or “Sicilian” (thick-crusted), baked in a pan. I’m fairly certain I didn’t know where Sicily actually was, and my parents were partial to “regular,” so that’s what we got. Eventually I started going by myself and tried the chewier, thicker stuff. It’s a hit with kids, and for many of our readers, a pan-built pizza is an easier trick than the traditional free-form pizza slid off a peel (see Zoe’s post on that).
But first, we have a winner… of the pizza baking giveaway package from October 25. The winner, picked randomly from among nearly 800 entrants is: Dave W, who favors a soppressata, peppadew, and onion creation. Dave, just answer my e-mail and we’ll ship out the package…