Category: Pizza

Homemade Pizza – Not Hard At All!

We love pizza, especially fresh out of the oven.  So, how better to impress your football-loving friends than with your own homemade pizza, fresh out of your oven? Making pizza at home is a lot easier than you might think.  The task requires only a few ingredients which can be prepared a day ahead.  And you can add whatever toppings you might want – and it will be a whole lot more fun than the local delivery joint. Our major revision to this post is the way we handle making pizza dough.  It’s super easy, and it is almost fool-proof.  We are using the method we saw on Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street show (click HERE to see the original post), which comes together in minutes. Our favorite party idea:  Have guests bring their favorite ingredients – then mix & match. Here’s a quick primer on what to do, with a few of our favorite recipes. What You’ll Need The tools you’ll need for homemade pizza can be found in some grocery stores, specialty kitchen ware stores (for example, Sur la Table), and Amazon.com. While you can use a sheet pan, a pizza stone is really the best for getting a […]

A Yummy Pear-Cranberry Crostata with White Chocolate Ganache

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] We were cleaning out the test kitchen refrigerators just after the holidays, and we came across two gems that we couldn’t throw away:  perfectly ripe pears, and a 3 pound bag of fresh cranberries.  Somewhere in our memory banks we knew that there had to be recipes that combine both fruits into a dessert – after doing a search, we came across many, such as pies, tarts, cobblers, crisps.  Since our roots are Italian, we wanted to try our hand at a crostata. A crostata is simply “an open-faced fruit tart, often with a decorative lattice top”  – so it’s more like a free-form pie.  You can also think of it as a dessert pizza. Recipes for crostata date back to the 15th century, way before Betty Crocker taught us all how to make pie. Like making pie, the trick is in the dough and how you handle the fruit – but much, much easier.  We’ve tested out a number of crostata dough recipes, and settled on a rich, slightly sweet version that contains some egg. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center”][/vc_column][/vc_row] Crostata Dough – Easy & Perfect Author: Mr. Serious Foodie Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: […]