Monday, October 26, 2009

Semi-Regular Pizza 'n' a Movie Night

Since before we were married (30+ years ago), my husband's high school buddy Walter has visited us weekly, and we always share a meal and a good bottle of wine. Well, since my husband now works night shift and has a rotating schedule, we see Walter more like once a month. With the advent of VHS and now DVD technology, Walter also brings a movie -- often foreign, and always intriguing. I discovered my very favorite movies because he brought them (The Spanish Prisoner, Wings of Desire, and Bagdad Cafe).

Last night Walter brought a lovely bottle of wine and the interesting dark comedy Lymelife. I made pizza, which I usually do, but this time I used a different recipe for the dough. Usually pizza dough is breadlike and stretchy, but my recipe was for "wet pizza dough," which is very, well, wet! After it rises you actually pour it into the pan. This is the dough typically used for pizza bianca.

Here are some photos:

The dough after it has risen for two hours -- very bubbly and wet!

The dough after it has pre-baked. I believe it's the same recipe as focaccia.

The finished pizza. It was 12 x 16 inches.

I made my own tomato sauce and added sauteed onions and garlic, topped with a combination of mozzarella, Parmesan, and Jarlsberg cheeses. mmmMMmmm good!

The podcast is coming along nicely and will be published this week, possibly as early as Friday the 30th.


1 comment:

  1. Interesting pizza! Will have to give it a try!