Ahhhhh-mazing pizza!!!!!………..

From Peter Reinhart’s book Perfect Pan Pizza, I had wanted to be able to make a pizza with a wonderful caramelized crispy crust like one of our local pizza places and…….success!! The book: IMG_1418, the pan: (a 14.25” non-stick steel pan). The dough is an extremely wet one and I chose the sourdough version: .IMG_1021 The process was begun last Thursday (a bit different than others I’ve put together), refrigerated and brought out today (6 hours before baking). The recipe is enough for 2 pizzas of this size. The recipe: IMG_1419 was for the Italian sausage version, adding pepperoni and black olives. One of the steps is, once the dough is pan size, to press cubes of cheese into it. I used Fontina. IMG_1022 It was set to rise on the counter for 4 hours, then I added the rest of the ingredients and baked at 450F for a total of 16 minutes. The result is a fabulously crispy, caramelized crust that words just canNOT describe!!!! IMG_1024 Not a very good photo but that is the crunchy beautiful bottom crust! And a top view…………IMG_1023 Now……what other topping ideas will be in my future??? Ha! Have an awesome rest-of-the-weekend……hugs…………

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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12 Responses to Ahhhhh-mazing pizza!!!!!………..

  1. Looks like a good pan. You can also find old “seasoned” pans from pizza restaurants online. They make a huge difference.

    • treadlemusic says:

      This pan really did well for the first time! The dough recipe and process is a bit different than the ones I’m accustomed to using…..extremely wet! But the resulting crust is amazing!!!!!!

  2. kathyreeves says:

    Tell me more about the actual crust, was it thick or very thin? The pizza looks amazing!

    • treadlemusic says:

      The thickness is in the middle so there’s a crispy caramelized exterior but softer interior. Because it’s a sourdough recipe, the open, irregular “crumb” is just what I was hoping for.

  3. Jeanne Massingill says:

    It looks soooooo good! Wishing I had some for breakfast.

  4. KerryCan says:

    Holy cow! That looks fantastic! Droooooool!

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