Sweetie Pie

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Mike asked to take on dinner last night, and since my allergies had gotten the best of me, I didn’t argue. Besides, pizza was on the menu, and as you regular readers should know, he turns out some mighty fine ones.

This, however, might have been his best work yet.

the sauce

The base was a combination of little yellow grape tomatoes from Wishing Stone Farm, plus some diced red tomato and green garlic, all melted down in olive oil and spiked with ribbons of basil to form a light, fresh-tasting sauce. In addition to our favorite local mozzarella, there were soft leeks and freshly grated, super-aged gouda, both of which got beautifully golden in the oven.

And the crust on which this wonderful pie was built was SO good that it merits it’s own post… stay tuned.

Who needs delivery when you can get pizza this good at home?

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10 thoughts on “Sweetie Pie

  1. Laura Grace says:

    Ooh! Hooray! That pizza looks gorgeous. Grilling out tonight with some friends, and I’m thinking this is going to have to be on the menu.

    Yay dough!

  2. Rachel Spring says:

    Yes – I agree wholeheartedly with that last statement! What a scrumptious looking pizza! My boyfriend and I started making our own pizzas last summer and have neglected our favorite pizza place ever since. We cheat slightly, though. Our butcher sells fresh dough (they’re neighbors with a pizzeria – all in the same family). I’ve only tried making my own dough once and wasn’t too pleased with the outcome. I would love to see your method. I’ll keep my eye out for it! :)

  3. Looks divine! Though I too am suffering terribly from allergies (or something that’s kept me congested for a month) and wouldn’t be able to smell it very well…

    You’re lucky to have all that cooking talent between you two!!!

  4. I’m suffering from the super-wealthy and what they want, when. I want some pizza. Any leftovers? I’ll be there in 10. A drink would be good, too.

  5. Can’t wait for the dough recipe. Looks lovely and whole grainy. You might entice me to get out of my refined flour comfort zone. Finished pizza looks fab also.

  6. Jennifer Hess says:

    Thanks, everyone! There are no leftovers, sadly, though the dough recipe made enough for two pies. We froze the rest, so there might be a repeat over the weekend :D

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