Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Daring Bakers-October 2008

Let me add another pizza dough recipe to our repertoire, only this time, I think it's fitting that we toss it! It is, after all, our Daring Baker's debut! (more on that below). Our challenge this month was to "toss pizza like a real pizziaolo".....and post pictures. I have to confess, while I'm not crazy about those pics (look at the top of the middle picture for the dough in action, actually capturing it was a little tricky), the tossing was more fun than I'd anticipated! And much easier than I imagined. This dough was so soft and elastic it expanded in the air as easily as a balloon does when you blow into it! Tasty and amazing! You can find the recipe here. I chose to keep my toppings basic: one pepperoni and one hawaiian style, both turned out delicious! My one disappointment was that the tossing made the dough a bit uneven in thickness, but I'm sure with a little practice that glitch could be ironed right out! Maybe next time we'll practice with friends ;)

So ladies, we're now official members of the Daring Bakers. I stumbled on this fabulous group of several hundred food fanatics while reading this blog, got more curious when they made eclairs from scratch a while ago, and decided to join on behalf of all of us! Originally, i planned to post the monthly challenge recipe at the beginning of each month; then we could each try it and post our comments when and if we wanted to. However, the blog rules outlaw any posting of the recipe previous to the reveal date. On to "Plan B": How about I let you know what the challenge is each month via email. Everyone interested in that month's selection will set a date, pick a kitchen, test the recipe, chow down and then do a team post. Whattaya say?


Lynn said...

Congratulations on your first challenge. Looks like you passed with flying colors. I love the toss pictures and your pizzas look terrific. Well done.

Eat4Fun said...

Congrats on completing your first DB Challenge! You got some height on that pizza tossing! Great job on your pizzas!

Amber said...

Welcome to the group! You pizza looks amazing and great job on the tossing!

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