Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday Night Pizza...mmm, mmm, good!

Caramelized Onion, Fresh Tomato, Italian Sausage Pizza

More often than not, homemade pizza is on the menu on Friday nights.
Last Friday night was no exception, but for the fact that I was trying a whole new pizza dough found at "Good Things Catered" blog.
(Head on over there and copy/paste the recipe to have for your very own!)
I also made her sauce recipe, adding a bit of olive oil.
The sauce recipe is enough for 4 pizzas, so I have the leftovers tucked away in the fridge.

Typically we have been "thick crust" lovers, and that is usually what I make.
But lately I have been experimenting with thin crust recipes, and I think I found a real winner here.

Rolled super thin on a piece of parchment paper and baked on a pizza stone placed on the FLOOR of your oven, it was , if I must toot my own horn...one of THE best pizzas I have ever made.

One of the secrets to a good, thin-crusted pizza is to not over-do it with the toppings.
Too much sauce and too many toppings make for a soggy, thin-crusted pizza!

At 1st we were concerned about baking this ON the parchment paper on the floor of the oven at 500 degrees!, as that is VERY close to the actual flames. I kept a close watch on it, and tho the paper turned a bit brown, nothing got burned.

Keep your eye on this pizza, as it is only in there for 10 minutes or less, and you must check the bottom of the crust to actually see how much longer you want to keep it in there.

This recipes makes 2 pizzas, with each pizza serving 2 adults.

We all thought it was great and it is on the menu again for THIS Friday's supper.

Do you have a favorite recipe that you fix on a regular basis?

Is Friday night always pizza night at YOUR house?


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cityfarmer said...

... okay, so I'm detox-ing dairy and wheat ... NOW what do we do????

Melodie said...

I think this can be summed up in one word....YUM!

Anonymous said...

Oh yay!!! I'm sooo glad you liked it. The pizza looks just great! :)

Dianna said...

Oh that looks SO good!

Anonymous said...

We love thin crust pizza and this looks like a good recipe to try. I'm sure Hubby will thank you for it! Caramelized onions sound delicious!

And thank you so much for becoming a follower of my blog ((hugs)).

Carmen C. said...

I always wondered how to use the pizza stone with a fresh crust, thanks for the tip:)

Lynn said...

Your pizza looks sooo delish! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I will be giving it a try real soon!


Christy said...

that looks delish...my hub loves an extra thin crust and i know he would love this. i am definitely going to try it out...maybe for this meatless friday.

Faith said...

That looks seriously delicious!

I've got to try it! :o)


Holly said...

I've been collecting pizza dough recipes to pick a few favorites when I'm done trying them all several times. I'll have to give this one a try since you recommend it so highly.

cityfarmer said...

p.s. I don't know if you looked at my latest post ... help me remember did you give me one of these plates??

sometimers ...

Susan Gough said...

you know, the food, the chickens, the garden, the tomatoes, the line dried sheets.....you are a girl after my own heart!!!!!
I too am soooo ready for spring!

Anonymous said...

When you have the time, would you kindly email me with your email address? I have something to ask you, thanks.

Vickie said...

We love thin-crust pizza. Makes me think it's more healthy! ;o)

Well, our friday nights are always Mexican at our favorite place - El Charro!

cindy said...

Yum Yum!