I have an update on our homemade italian pizzas that you may remember from this post. About a month ago, I received my copy of Whole Living by Martha Stewart for September 2011. There was an article chock full of pizza recipes and a recipe for whole-wheat pizza dough that W and I had to try. I have to say that this whole-wheat dough is really good and has so far replaced the dough we were using before. We can get the crust pretty thin, which we both like, plus the outside crisps really well. Tomorrow night we plan on making this pizza that includes turkey sausage and peppers (also featured in the September issue). MMM!
Oh my we have found a winner! W and I looooove Italian pizza. We ate it twice a day everyday when we traveled through Italy in 2006. Pre-wedding we both lived in Atlanta which had some almost-as-good options. But now as newlyweds we have been at a loss for truly amazing pizza. Until I found a recipe for pizza dough here.
We went to Williams Sonoma where we bought this Emile Henry pizza stone, this pizza peel, and a jar of pizza sauce (if you have any merchandise credit like we did, this is a great way to spend it!). Once we had the tools, we made the dough as directed, brushed the dough with olive oil, topped with the pizza sauce, sliced roma tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, and fresh basil from our patio. W wanted some pancetta which he laid underneath the mozzarella. Make sure your oven and pizza stone are preheating for quite some time at 475, then cook your pizza for 12-15 minutes.
Our end result was amazing! I have a feeling we will be eating our pizzas often.
P.S. I promise that for future recipes I will post pictures of the process as well as the end product!