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Andrea’s Favorite Pizza Sauce

My husband and I both love to make pizza, but we like different pizza styles. I prefer hand-tossed or thin crusts, and my favorite kind of pizza is pizza margherita, although I do like some sauce occasionally or even a pizza blanca. My husband loves Chicago style pizza swimming in sauce, deep dish or stuffed. He makes a different kind of sauce, and I’ll post the recipe the next time we make a stuffed pizza. Check out the Easy Bread Machine Pizz…

The Daring Bakers Make Peter Reinhart’s Pizza Napoletana

Andrea Meyers - Minced Fruit Pizza

…sat down and started reading and tagging breads of interest. For my very first bread, I tackled the Napoletana pizza dough, and I was thrilled with the results. The dough was silky smooth and had enough resting time that I could easily stretch it and make a thin crust, the type I prefer. After falling hard for this dough, I added Reinhart’s American Pie to my wish list, which actually has another variation of this dough formula. It&#8217…

Pizza Caprese

Pizza Caprese - Andrea Meyers

After posting the Napoletana Pizza Dough recipe, I just had to follow up with my favorite way to use it. Our basil and tomatoes are coming in like crazy, and this is certainly a tasty and easy way to enjoy our garden bounty. You just layer on sliced tomatoes and chopped basil, sprinkle on some olive oil, and then top with sliced fresh mozzarella. If you want to get adventurous, throw on some minced garlic. The idea is to keep it simple and allo…

Pasta Pie (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Pasta Pie

…n Alexandria, an institution known for its eye-popping colorful décor and filling pasta pies, which is simply a pizza pie topped with various creative pasta toppings. The Alexandria restaurant closed last year, a victim of the economy, but Michael is carrying on the tradition in our home making pasta pies with our boys. Their favorite topping is spaghetti and meatballs, but you can put any kind of pasta on top of a pasta pie. I say go for lots of…

Easy Bread Machine Pizza Dough

This pizza dough really is easy! It’s chewy and has a wonderful flavor. You can also use this dough to make focaccia, calzones, and breadsticks. Equipment bread machine baking stone or pizza pan large bowl for rising Ingredients 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (You may need to use less. Adjust for humidity, otherwise the dough will be runny.) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups bread flour 2 teaspoons instant yeast…

An Afternoon in New York City

…t for another trip. Of course getting some lunch was an important goal, and I set off to find Co.,  Jim Lahey’s pizza restaurant. New York Magazine ranked Lahey’s pizza at #4 in the city, and knowing of Lahey’s legendary breads I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to try his pizza. He makes thin crust Napolitano-style pizzas with beautiful ingredients such as chestnuts, lardons, quail eggs, and honshimeji mushrooms. The pizzas are all about 11 inche…

Homemade Pizza YouTube Playlist

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Making pizza at home is a fun family activity, something we enjoy doing with our boys. Together with Good Bite, I’ve put together a playlist of helpful videos on making pizza at YouTube. Check them out and tell us about your favorite kind of pizza!…

Gear

…batter. I’m sure there are other uses that I haven’t come up with yet, but give me time. 10. Zyliss Pizza Cutter. This is the newest addition to my gear arsenal, and it was definitely worth it. I’ve tried many pizza cutters over the years and have never been satisfied with any of them. This thing is just plain cool and makes quick work of pizza crust, quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, you name it. 11. Silicone baking sheet…

Easy Daily Batard and Couronne

…ople want on any given day. You want a baguette or a batard to have with soup or appetizers, or you want a nice pizza dough, or you get a phone call saying someone is coming over for dinner and you want a nice couronne for the meal, and you can have any of those with just a few minutes of active work. You still have to plan for rising time and preheating the oven, which are not factored in to the equation, but overall this method is one of the ea…

Italian Herb Twist Bread (pane alle erbi)

…rising bucket, lightly oiled baking stone parchment paper plastic wrap small cast-iron skillet baking sheet or pizza peel Ingredients 1 tablespoon fresh basil, coarsely chopped (3 grams) 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, coarsely chopped (3 grams) 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped (3 grams) 1-1/2 cups tepid water (about 70 to 78° F) (350 grams) 2 teaspoons instant yeast (10 grams) 2-1/2 cups unbleached bread flour (400 grams) 3/4 cup rye flo…