Cioppino...my 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

Assemble_dough_ingredients

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

Knead

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

Let_rise

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

Risen

Punch down and knead a little more then let rest

Punch_down

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

Toppings

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.

Ready_to_bake

Good toppings. yummy

Topping

Hot out of the oven

Finished

Close up of slices

Slice

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.

Dry_slice

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

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