Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Daring Bakers Pizzeria!

Welcome to my Pizzeria! Today's special menu is 3 for the price of one! With one pizza dough you'll have an appetizer, a main dish and dessert, of course.

Wonderful pizza dough provided by our amazing host Rosa, via "The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering The Art of Extraordinary Bread" by Peter Reinhart.

Let's start by the appetizer: Fried pizza dough!

Easy, easy: just roll out your dough and cut it with a pizza cutter (or knife) in a shape you prefer and fry them in hot oil. Serve with dipping sauce and crunch away!

Now while you wait for the pizza to bake I'll give you the recipe:

BASIC PIZZA DOUGH

  • 4 1/2 Cups (20 1/4 ounces/607.5 g) Unbleached high-gluten (%14) bread flour chilled
  • 1 3/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Instant yeast
  • 1/4 Cup (2 ounces/60g) Olive oil
  • 1 3/4 Cups (14 ounces/420g or 420ml) Water, ice cold (40° F/4.5° C)
  • 1 Tb sugar
  • Semolina/durum flour or cornmeal for dusting

Today's special pizza toppings include:

  • Homemade tomato sauce
  • Black olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Linguiça (a portuguese cured spicy sausage)
  • Oreganos

Day One: Mix together the flour, salt and instant yeast in a big bowl (or in the bowl of your stand mixer). Add the oil, sugar and cold water and mix well (with the help of a large wooden spoon or with the paddle attachment, on low speed) in order to form a sticky ball of dough. On a clean surface, knead for about 5-7 minutes, until the dough is smooth and the ingredients are homogeneously distributed. If it is too wet, add a little flour (not too much, though) and if it is too dry add 1 or 2 teaspoons extra water. If you are using an electric mixer, switch to the dough hook and mix on medium speed for the same amount of time.The dough should clear the sides of the bowl but stick to the bottom of the bowl. The finished dough should be springy, elastic, and sticky, not just tacky, and register 50°-55° F/10°-13° C.

Day Two: On the day you plan to eat pizza, exactly 2 hours before you make it, remove the desired number of dough balls from the refrigerator. Dust the counter with flour and spray lightly with oil. Place the dough balls on a floured surface and sprinkle them with flour. Dust your hands with flour and delicately press the dough into disks about 1/2 inch/1.3 cm thick and 5 inches/12.7 cm in diameter. Sprinkle with flour and mist with oil. Loosely cover the dough rounds with plastic wrap and then allow to rest for 2 hours. At least 45 minutes before making the pizza, place a baking stone on the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven as hot as possible (500° F/260° C). If you do not have a baking stone, then use the back of a jelly pan (do not preheat the pan). Generously sprinkle the back of a jelly pan with semolina/durum flour or cornmeal. Flour your hands (palms, backs and knuckles). Take 1 piece of dough by lifting it with a pastry scraper. Lay the dough across your fists in a very delicate way and carefully stretch it by bouncing it in a circular motion on your hands, and by giving it a little stretch with each bounce. Once the dough has expanded outward, move to a full toss.

In this pizzeria we bake our pizzas with the sauce first and then we put the toppings and bake some more. This way the pizzas are never soggy.

When the dough has the shape you want (about 9-12 inches/23-30 cm in diameter - for a 6 ounces/180g piece of dough), place it on the back of the jelly pan, making sure there is enough semolina/durum flour or cornmeal to allow it to slide and not stick to the pan. Lightly top it with sweet or savory toppings of your choice. Slide the garnished pizza onto the stone in the oven or bake directly on the jelly pan. Close the door and bake for abour 5-8 minutes. Take the pizza out of the oven and transfer it to a cutting board or your plate. In order to allow the cheese to set a little, wait 3-5 minutes before slicing or serving.

Your pizza is ready! Eat it up while I get the dessert ready!

Do you still have room for a Toffee Apple Crumble Pizza? I do...

Toffee Apple Crumble Pizza:
  • Pizza dough
  • Toffee sauce*1
  • Sliced apples
  • Crumble topping *2

*1- Toffee sauce: Use store bought or make your own. Caramelize 1/4 cup sugar, when it has a golden color and no lumps add 1/4 cup hot heavy cream (it will bubble a lot) and keep stiring until you have a smoth cream. Add a tbsp butter and mix until melted. keep in the fridge and if it's too hard to use, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds.

*2- Crumble topping: Same quantities (I've used 1/4 cup) of: cold butter, brown sugar, rolled oats, flour and 1/4 tsp salt and cinnamon. Mix with your finger tips until the mixture resembles coarse sand.

Crunchy, sweet, gooey, chewy, fruity, spicy... Really, what's not to like?

Are you pizzed-out allready? No? Go check the other Pizzerias then!

128 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love your creations! Very beautiful and ever so scrumptious looking! great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

Dana McCauley said...

Love the way you added your toppings in stripes! Very , very nice.

natalia said...

Mamma mia ! I want to come to your pizzeria.. SUBITO !

Marija said...

You are so creative! I love your stripped pizza! Great photos too!

Jo said...

Your pizza looks so lovely. Really do like the toppings in strips - the colour is beautiful.

Mari Azevedo said...

Ritinha minha flor, fala sério!! Que delícia é essa, vc quer me matar de fome a essa hora da manhã? kkkkk.... adorei suas pizzas, tudo feito sempre no maior capricho... vc é muito, muito talentosa... =D
Beijos queridona... ai, como gosto de vir aqui, viu! =P

VeggieGirl said...

Holy goodness!! So many tantalizing pizza treats!! Love the arrangement of the toppings on the pizzas (so beautiful and colorful!!) and the little fried pizza dough treats :0)

Isabelle said...

vraiment très réussi :) bravo !

mesa para 4 said...

Bem !!! Adorei isso foi a refeição completa...tudo excelente ...beijinho

ARLENE said...

You are an artist! What great toppings and a dinner I'd personally love.

pipoka said...

Quando for grande vou:

1. acertar na massa da pizza
2. fazer uma pizza tão bem decorada como a tua (a salgada está linda).

bjs

Olga said...

omg, how creative on doing a "line" design! Great toppings.

Lisa said...

A three course pizza meal? I LOVE it!

Cristine said...

Beautiful!!! I made an apple pizza, too, but yours looks AMAZING! Great job!!!

Manuela © said...

Quanta imaginação. Com a mesma massa fazer entrada, prato principal e sobremesa!!!

Adorei o toque português no prato principal :)

Y said...

Ha! Great! Three courses from the one dough? You NEVER disappoint! :D

Maria said...

I love the appetizer and the toffee pizza has me drooling! I love it! Nice work!!

cookemila said...

que lindeza de pizzas ñam ñam las esperaba para cojerme a todas las ideas que en mi casa es el plato nacional por excelencia desde que nacieron mis hijos y rara es la vez que no lo haga.Te felicito de nuevo, por ser tan buenisisismsma

HoneyB said...

Rita it all looks so great! I especially love the dessert pizza!!

Maris said...

These look good and all...but where is the chocolate chip pizza dough!?

LOL! Your main dish pizza really photographed beautifully.

~Amber~ said...

Your pizzas sound and look amazing!! Excellent job.

Courtney said...

WOW love your pizzeria, such yummy choices. The pizza is so pretty and colorful. Also who couldn't love the desert that just looks divine.

FFichiban said...

Love them and the presentation is so cool :D I want to try them all!!

The Stressed Baker said...

Wow those look amazing!

Medhaa said...

love your creativity and presentation is so lovely. Great job

Ben said...

Holy cow! I love all and everyone of your creations. Now I am hungry for more :-p

Adam said...

So... the big question is... is your pizzeria hiring? I'd do a good job honest, and maybe I can take some of the leftovers home each night :) Apple toffee is like medicine for apple fanatics :) Sign me up my dear

Passionate About Baking said...

Well done CC...I'll chomp on the lovely lined one, while the dessert gets ready! saw them at DB's, the perfect lines, & fell in love with them!

Ingrid said...

Mmmmm, thank you! I'm quite full now. Such a lovely hostess, hehe!

Great job on the pizzas. I like how you striped the one with the various toppings. I'm sure you've heard of zeppoles....(I think I spelled that correctly)...those are equally delish and so easy if you've extra dough.
~ingrid

Cristina said...

Jo, que bueno todo. Se me hace la boca agua.

Tanya said...

Beautiful! You have so much creativity. I love the idea of baking the pizza with the sauce first and then adding the toppings and baking some more. That is such a smart idea. Beautiful pizzas, Rita!

Hannah said...

Brilliant! I love how you turned this one dough into different creations to make a whole meal.

Katrina said...

Dang it again, cookies schmookies (ha, totally kidding!), but love the fried dough, have never thought of that. LOVE the striped pizza, cool and YUM. And my favorite (of course), the caramel apple on a pizza looks divine! I'll take a slice (or two) of each!

Engineer Baker said...

I love the colors on the savory pizza - they just pop. All the variations look delicious.

Mobula said...

Decir que me encantan tus pizzas sería decir poco. Qué original la manera de presentarlas y me copio literalmente la piuzza dulce, que nunca he hecho una y entre Tartelette y tú me habeís convencido!!
Besos,

Ana

Ruth said...

Wow everything looks so good. Fried pizza dough yummy. I love how your pizzas look so stylish!

bakinginoregon said...

Beautiful pizzas! Your dessert pizza is almost exactly what I planned to do, but for the failure of my final ball of dough. Good job.

Natashya said...

Wonderful! I love your pizzas, especially the one with the stripes. Mmmm, and the crunchy little dough bites, mmmm.

Vera said...

Rita, your pizzas are fantastic! I loved the photos of the flying dough you posted on DB's site!

Ally said...

What wonderful pizzas! I love the appetizer idea!

Amy said...

You pizza looks delicious! I like the strips idea. I love olives and feta.

Suzana said...

Posso ir jantar aí a casa? Tem tudo um aspecto... mas contigo é assim! Triple well done on the challenge. ;-)

Ann said...

It's exactly noon here and I'm STARVING for lunch -- and this post just made me faint, then I revived myself. WOW. DE-LISH.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I love the three for one--a full meal of pizza in different forms would make me more than happy! They all look mouth watering and wonderfully presented

Sharon said...

I can't decide which one I'd want most! The toppings are gorgeous and the dessert looks divine!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

WOW your dishes are amazing - You did a great job and I love all your yummy creations!!

Zita said...

Can I come to your Pizzaria? Pleeeese??? :)

Zita said...

Can I come to your Pizzaria? Pleeeese??? :)

Madeleine said...

Deliciosas tus pizzas!

La idea de acomodar los ingredientes así me pareció genial! se me hizo agua la boca!

En cuanto a la de manzana, creo que tuvimos una idea parecida! jeje!

Saludos!

Heather said...

ohhhhh my!!! can i come over for dinner?! this looks lovely! i promise i'll save room for dessert :)

Jeanine said...

Love your pizzas! That last one, the one with the apples & crumb topping...that one has my name ALL over it! :D

Leonor de Sousa Bastos said...

Mas que pizzas bellissimas!!!...
...e ainda por cima fazem o prato principal e a sobremesa!
Adorei a maçã com o toffee e o crumble! Deliciosa!!

Ciao Bella!

Dawn said...

Girl when you put on a spread you put on a friggin spread!
I have a couple bottles of wine that will go perfect with that AMAZING pizza.
Português é você abrir uma pizzaria perto de mim?

maybelle's mom said...

OH, how pretty your pizza is. But, for my money it is the pizza dough appetizer, brill. And, also the cookie sticks. I love them.

Sophie said...

Love your photos! The pizzas look so good, I especially love the one with the fun stripe design. :)

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Oh Rita, they all look wonderful!!! I love the apple one! I may have to copy that!

Aggie said...

WOW! Great job! All of it looks so delicious!

Maggie said...

The toffee apple crumble one is my favorite. The toffee sauce looks perfectly gooey!

Lynn said...

Wow, were you ever ambitious. I am impressed. Your appetizer is really a great idea. Your pizzas look divine. Great job!

Esi said...

I can't decide which looks best because they all look fantastic! Nice work.

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, I LOVE linguisa. That would not have lasted long around here.

Lori said...

They all look amazing. I like all the ideas.

noble pig said...

Oh good lord this is amazing..all of them, but that last one,,,holy cow, mama mia, I'm in love.

Zoe Francois said...

Wow, they all look SO great, I don't know which one to start with! The stripes are magnificent!

kellypea said...

Your pizzas look so delicious! I love the colorful stripes and can just imagine the flavors. And the dessert pizza? Jeez. I'd love the toffee and apples. What a terrific idea.

kellypea said...

Your pizzas look so delicious! I love the colorful stripes and can just imagine the flavors. And the dessert pizza? Jeez. I'd love the toffee and apples. What a terrific idea.

jodycakes - where's my damn answer said...

Okay...so I was completely stuck in the marvel of your tricolor savory pizza...until I scrolled down and saw the dessert pizza...
YIKES...can I just say you had me at hello???!!!??? :)

That is AWESOME.

Prudy said...

You my dear girl, are such a genius in the kitchen. Fabulous!

morgana said...

¡¡¡ Qué bonitaaaaaaaas !!! me encantan todas, tanto la saladita a rayas como la dulce de manzanas y toffee. Mmmmmmm.

linda said...

That's so wonderful to make a complete menu! Love all 3 three courses, yum!

kitchen aid part said...

Mama Mia!! I love your stripped pizza!the colour is beautiful.

Jenny said...

Mama mia girl! That striped pizza has got to be the coolest pizza I've seen, but I'm totally diggin the apple one! Nice challenge indeed!

1215656559s20768 said...

Whew! I'm full!

I think you have some of the prettiest and tastiest-looking pizzas yet. Love that fried dough. Also love the way you arranged your savory crust in rows-very artistic.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so cute! It looks like a little flag pizza!

And I love the fried pizza dough!

Meg said...

WOW! Fried pizza dough...what a great idea. All the pizzas look delicious!

MeetaK said...

lovely and unique looking pizzas! loved the sweet one!

caosnacozinha said...

I love all of them! And I'm gonna make that dessert, it looks so yummy!

*
mariana

Robin Sue said...

Ugh you are killing me. A 3 for 1 deal. I am loving that dessert pizza- to die for! And I have always loved fried dough esp with cinnamon sugar or honey. Fantastic post!!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Another great DB post. I love your little fried pizza bits because they are typical carnival food around here. Every carnival and Italian festival has the "pizza fritta" (or zeppole) except we eat them covered in powdered sugar.

CECIL said...

You are just forever creative!! This is my first challenge and my head draw blank on sweet pizza. Now looking at yours, I feel like banging my head to the wall! Haha. Still have 2 doughs in freeze, I am so copying this recipe for Sunday dinner party! Thank you!!

Miss Ifi said...

Your pizzas look amazing and the deep fried pizza dough looks yummy and awesome too!
Congratulations on your wonderfully done challenge!

Cakebrain said...

Wow! a 3-course meal all with one dough! gorgeous-looking pizzas!

Darius T. Williams said...

OH Wow - this is great. I'm loving the entree and the dessert! GREAT!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I want all three of them pizzas.

Rachel said...

A very creative Pizza meal...

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Most unique pizza creations ever. I'm missing good old NY pizza right now, can't wait to go home and have some. You've encouraged me to eat pizza for every meal of the day!

Katie Barlow said...

Very patriotic! Love it!

alexandra's kitchen said...

oh wow. what an awesome combination. there is great restaurant in Philly called Osteria, and they serve a pizza for dessert, and I think it's spread with nutella and something else, but it's the same idea as this. yum. pizza for dessert!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Wow, I love all your variations. I fried the pizza dough too. Your striped pizza is amazing, and your dessert one sounds fabulous!

Any Little Reason said...

I want that apple pizza! YUM!

Yasmeen said...

ingenious topping ideas,love'em!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

You da bomb! Your creativity knocks me over yet again.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What a great idea! Love all three of them!

Cakespy said...

Impeccable pizza pairing! I love the decorations and toppings--and especially the "appetizer", what a great idea!

Sweet Tooth said...

Oh my - I would order this menu! I really like the stripes for the main course.

I have to admit that I might have taken the "easy way out" and served the fried ones with savory dipping sauce as appetizer and with a sweet one for dessert - lazy me ;-)

creampuff said...

That toffee apple crumble is out of this world ... nice job on the pizzas!

Juliet said...

Wow. A Toffee Apple Crumble Pizza?? Amazing!! What beautiful pizzas.

RecipeGirl said...

Beautiful pictures, and I absolutely love the idea of the toffee apple one!

suzy said...

Love your pizza ideas and the photography is great!

Jude said...

Yum. I love the rows of goodness on your pizza dough. linguica is positively addicting.

Venus ~ Vi said...

Ingenious idea! A completed meal based on 1 dough! I really want a bite of that toffee apple crumble pizza *Q*

The Blonde Duck said...

I have a surprise for you at my blog!

Zen Chef said...

I think you really need another comment on this post Rita.. cuz 102looks really ugly! :-)

What can i say? You're the best! That's it! I'm moving in with you.

Xana said...

Oi Rita...
Parebéns pela criatividade, pelo blog maravilhoso..
bjinhus

Alexa said...

Fried pizza dough... Wow! Your take on the DB theme is so tasty and wonderful. Well Done!

Karla said...

Olá...só conheci agora o teu blog...e até ia escrever em inglês mas já vi algumas das minhas amiguinhas nos comentários e em português :)
Adorei simplesmente e vou voltar muito mais vezes.

beijinhos

Lisa said...

Thanks for the well wishes, Rita. I'm so scared, it's unreal.

Anyway, your pizzas look amazing. I was so bummed I didn't get to make my apple frangipane-brie pizza, but your toffee apple pizza looks unbelievably scrumptious. I sure could use a slice right now!

Sharon said...

Wow, those are all amazing recipes! Mmmmm delicious!

Thanks for sharing!

Emiline said...

I know I always say this, but, you are too smart and creative!

The dessert pizza is my fav.

Margarida said...

Não consigo imaginar o sabor da pizza salgada mas que fiquei com vontade de provar, isso fiquei!!
:)

Reeni said...

I love all three! Especially your dessert, yummy!

joanna said...

that striped pizza is so patriotic! it's so fun. have you ever thought of working at a pizza place because i would definitely order one of those!

DEESHA said...

yumm .. i loved the pizza topping .. delicious

Usha said...

All of these look so beautiful....great job :-)

Kevin said...

Your pizzas look great! I really like the toffee sauce on your apple pizza!!

TROTAMUNDOS said...

Ummmm pero que maravilla, me ha encantado todo lo que has prepardo, que delicia por favor.

Saludos

Dee said...

So this is the pizza version of THAT choc chip cookie, huh? I'm really interested in trying this out, especially that Toffee Apple Crumble Pizza. TOFFEE *swoon*
You really know how to make a girl happy!

Deborah said...

Now that's my kind of meal! Pizza 3 ways!

Peabody said...

All of your creations are beautiful. I of course would want to eat the dessert pizza first. ;)

Pumpkin said...

Yum! Your striped pizza looks a-maze-ing! I want some!

Michelle said...

Before joining the Daring Bakers, it never even occurred to me that you can get sweet pizzas. Yours look delicious!

Bordeaux said...

Beautiful and fun pizza ideas. I love the neat rows of colour in the savory one rendition and pizza for dessert sounds fantastic. And fried pizza dough as a snack, you have a whole party going here!

Lina said...

how fun! Ive been so lazy about daring bakers lately! ive missed out on the past two! agh! your pizza looks amaaaaaazing~!

Lo said...

These are positively lovely.
I love the fried pizza dough idea... the only thing that could make that idea better is some garlic butter!!

Krysta said...

i love the way the savory pizza looks!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hey, i have missed a lot of fun and interesting recipes..this one is simply unique and the way you have posted them makes such a wonderful reading...loved your pizzeria....
thanks as well for passing by my blog.

Jaime said...

wow, you did a wonderful job w/this challenge, wish i could say the same for myself. i barely squeaked by!

Pinky said...

Those stripes of feta and olives are making my mouth water!