Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Daring Bakers: Pizza Party

Wow! An overloading of cooking and posting is going on my house lately. I'm exhausted! But, nevertheless, I couldn't wait to share my Daring Baker's Pizza Party. This month, Rosa, of Rosa's Yummy Yums chose a recipe from “The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering The Art of Extraordinary Bread” by Peter Reinhart. You can get the recipe from her blog. The recipe called for 4 1/2 C flour and I just couldn't bring myself to do it, so I did half whole wheat. It made a lot of dough too so I had to have some friends over for a make-your-own-pizza night and let everyone build their own personal pizzas. The kids had just as much fun doing it as the adults did so everyone was happy.


We had so much fun! We had a variety of sauces including tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, pesto, and ranch dressing. We had a whole bunch of toppings too like mozzarella cheese, goat cheese, Parmesan cheese, olives, tomatoes, pine-nuts, bacon, caramelized onions, mushrooms, pepperoni, sausage, and more! Our friends brought salad and bread-sticks from Olive Garden so we couldn't have asked for a better meal!


My personal pizza had BBQ sauce, lots of mozzarella cheese, crumbled bacon, pine-nuts, and goat cheese and it totally hit the spot!


Now on to better things...

To keep with the theme of the dinner party, I made a dessert pizza with a sugar cookie crust baked right on the pizza stone, 8 oz strawberry cream cheese blended with a jar of marshmallow cream for the "sauce", and topped it with lots of beautiful strawberries, mandarin oranges, and kiwi. I can't even tell you how refreshing and delicious this fruit pizza was. I could eat the whole thing right now! I took lots of pictures too, but I will spare from having to look at all 30 of them since you aren't even getting a bite of this beauty!





Okay, stop drooling and plan your own Pizza Party! Who doesn't love pizza?

13 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

wow i adore pizza and all those sauces and toppings made me drool. The dessert pizza looks delicious too. Ha a complete meal in one. I like the idea od creating your own pizza. A pizza party will be next in my house :-)

The Shulls said...

I am on my way to get the other balls I have frozen from the challenge... I guess I can blame this on you, right? hahaha!! Your pizzas are just amazing!

Stephanie said...

I like both the idea of doing individual pizzas (we usually just do one big one) and also the idea of the cookie pizza cooked on the pizza stone! That sounds awesome!

Sophie said...

A sugar cookie crust sounds perfect for that tart-like pizza :).

Mary said...

What a great idea to have a pizza making party! Your pizzas look terrific!

Aggie said...

I looooove the sound of your personal pizza! YUM! What a fun idea for a party!

cortesgirls said...

The food was just as good as the company ;) We all had a great time eating the pizza of our choice and visiting with friends. Thanks for having us over

Jenny said...

I love the looks of your pizzas! That fruit pizza is sooo yummy. I used to make it all of the time, now I've got to make it again, thanks for reminding me!

Dawn said...

That fruit pizza is gorgeous! I must make that.

Karen said...

Stayed at a B&B some years ago. They served the fruit pizza for breakfast and since then it's been one of my favorites!

Tanya said...

I absolutely love fruit pizza! I'm hungry now after seeing your great recipes!

Lori Lynn said...

BBQ Sauce/Bacon/Pinenut Pizza, now that sounds like a winner! We make pizzas here, looking forward to trying this!

Food For Tots said...

Hmmmm...I had never tried dessert pizza before. Looks GREAT! One piece for me pls! :P