version called Shrimp-oppino
Trader Joe's Starter Sauce

Made Pizza today

I can't remember when was the last time I made a pizza. I used the pizza dough recipe out of The Silver Palate cookbook.

First, assemble the ingredients for the crust. The wine went into me


Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes until smooth or you give up


Place in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled.


It was a little chilly today so I tucked it away in the microwave to rise. Worked like a charm.


Punch down and knead a little more then let rest


Assemble toppings while dough is resting. Trader Joe's starter sauce, feta cheese, fresh basil, portabella mushroom, chicken sausage, pepperoni, topped with parmesan cheese


I stretched the dough to fit the pan then piled the goodies on. I made it in the toaster oven so I only used half of the dough. The other half is in the freezer awaiting further instructions.


Good toppings. yummy


Hot out of the oven


Close up of slices


The crust turned out a little dry. The dough recipe called for some cake flour along with the all purpose flour. I didn't have any cake flour so the whole recipe was made with all purpose flour. I think that contributed to the dryness. I also think I baked it a little too long. It wasn't burned and the bottom was still a nice golden brown, I just think I should have pulled it a little sooner.


I'll make it again for sure, it was really tasty.