Homemade Pizza!

By grace.g.yang ยท June 30, 2009
Under: Cheap Eats,Chelsea,Dinner,Italian,My Life

Remember how I went to Co and said that their pizza tasted really homemade and hearty? Well, last night, I created THIS:


I recently purchased Michael Ruhlman’s book, Ratio, and have been really excited to try out his recipe for pizza dough (the recipe is also found on his blog) I used half whole wheat flour and half regular flour (just to make it a little healthier) and the crust turned out really well. Josh and I went grocery shopping at Chelsea Market and Whole Foods for all of the vegetables – we bought A LOT so we could figure out the toppings once we started cooking. I used roasted fennel, crushed tomatoes (I crushed them with my OWN HANDS), sausage, and parmesan cheese (to recreate Jim Lahey’s roasted fennel and sausage pizza). I forgot some of the ingredients (red pepper flakes, red onions, and mozzarella cheese) but there’s always next time! The pizza crust was a good basic crust, but I preferred Company’s more (well, Jim Lahey does specialize in bread and it was my first time making pizza dough, so I’ll give myself a break)

Here’s Company’s sausage and fennel pizza had red onions, red pepper flakes, crushed tomatoes, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, roasted fennel, and sausage:


Josh also created a pizza (with a thinner crust):


Josh’s pizza had caramelized onions, crushed tomatoes, sausage, roasted eggplants, and goat cheese:


Both pizzas were really delicious (Josh’s pizza had a thinner crust and didn’t have any huge air bubbles like mine). I can’t wait to experiment with more toppings tomorrow night!

Reader Comments

Amazing. This makes me want to be a grown up and not eat cereal/fruit/takeout for dinner every night.

Written By F. on July 1st, 2009 @ 7:34 am

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