Monday, June 29, 2009
Anniversary Pizzas (BBD21)
This month we're celebrating a special anniversary: Bread Baking Day is two years old! Thank you, Zorra, for creating such a fun and delicious event. I always look forward to the challenges.
So, in honor of this great occasion, Zorra has invited us to a pizza party. I'm bringing two kinds of pizza this time, one chosen by me, and one by my daughter.
For the crust, I used the recipe from Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day. It seems I've been trying out quite a few different pizza dough recipes this year, and this is the latest endeavor. I really did like the flavor and texture of the crust, and because it's easy to make and handy as all get out, I envision more pizzas more often in our future.
For my first pizza, I was inspired by a recipe I found on Michael Ruhlman's blog. This is a terrific breakfast/brunch pizza, with bacon, asparagus, cheese, and eggs. While I followed the topping recipe pretty closely, I would suggest these changes: more asparagus, cut into edible sizes; more bacon, also cut into smaller pieces; and possibly more cheese. I loved this pizza a lot.
My daughter's topping was based on a pizza she had back in New York State on a recent visit. It consists of green peppers, mushrooms, bacon, and cheese. This also was a most delicious flavor combination.
It's a tie for the favorite, since we devoured them both.
For BBD#21, I'm sending along these two pizzas.
Happy Anniversary, Zorra! Happy Bread Baking Day! May there be many more.