Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Last Day to Enter the Giveaway!

My giveaway ends today! Head on over and enter if you haven't yet!

I have one more post on my experiences up-to-date with my Artisan bread...and then I'll shut up about it, I promise. This isn't actually an Artisan-Bread-in-Five-Minutes-a-Day-blog, contrary to what it may seem...

Firstly...check out my latest pita! YAY! I finally got it to puff properly!

The secret was to press/roll out the dough as much as you could, (probably to about half the eventual size,) and then leave it for 5 or more minutes to relax, then come back and, (using plenty of flour to prevent sticking,) roll it out to as thin and uniform as you can, about 1/8 inch.
Loving my pita. :-)

And...I tried pizza last night!

I used the exact same dough from the book that I've been using for everything else.
They have a dough that they more specifically recommend for pizza, foccacia, etc. that has olive oil in it as well. I want to try that sometime, but since I already had a big batch of my regular dough in the fridge and don't really have the containers or fridge space to have more than one dough going at a time, I'll just do it this way for now.

I rolled it out onto parchment paper since I have absolutely no confidence that I could successfully slide a loaded raw pizza off my little cutting board onto a super-hot baking stone without encountering great disaster.
I used the pictured pizza pan to roll it out on to help me gauge the right size and to help me get it to the baking stone.

Before my sister-in-law, Katelyn, so cleverly suggested this parchment paper plan, I had always just made my pizzas directly on the cold baking stone...which made for a less-than-ideal crust.
I LOVED how this one turned out! Besides getting to use my easy-peasy dough, (and not having to start it rising 2 hours before I wanted my pizza!) it turned out deliciously crisp because of being baked on the already-hot stone!
Bless you, Katelyn!

Anyhoo...someday I will try the olive oil recipe in the book, but, man it was sure good just like this!

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At August 18, 2010 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Bethany said...


No you've made me HUNGRY!

At August 18, 2010 at 7:43 PM , Blogger Farmgirl said...


At August 18, 2010 at 9:14 PM , Blogger kewkew said...

Looks yummy. Thanks for the reminder about the giveaway.

At August 18, 2010 at 11:32 PM , Blogger Josh said...

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At August 20, 2010 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Anna Olivia said...

Oooh, looks splendid!

At August 29, 2010 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Courtney said...

Your blog is soooo yummy...bread, pizza, chocolate...ymmm...

Thanks for stopping by and I'm following you :)


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