Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Homemade Birthday Pizza

I made a homemade pizza for my daughter, Callie's 13th birthday last week and it was so good I had to share the recipe with you. I even remembered to take photos of the all the steps. I even got to try out the new pizza stone that hubby bought me for Christmas.
The World's Best Bread Machine Pizza Dough
Recipe Makes 2 Pizza Crusts
· 1 1/3 cups water (Or 1 Cup Water and 1/3 Cup Flat Beer for better flavor)
·2 tablespoons olive oil· 1 teaspoon sugar

· 1 teaspoon honey
· 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
· 2 tablespoons cornmeal
· 3 1/2 cups flour
· 1 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
· 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
· 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
· 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
Add ingredients to machine in order listed.Set to “Dough” mode.Once completed, place in greased pan (2 - 9x13 inch or round pizza pans).Let dough rest on pans for 10-15 minutesSpread dough out in pan.
Add light layer of sauce and pre-bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes.Remove from oven and add toppings of your choice.Bake in oven at 400 degrees until done (approx 17 - 20 min, depending upon topping thickness).


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons red wine
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese

1. Prep all the ingredients first and have them sitting ready to go. The recipe cooks fast, so this step is important.
2. In a medium saucepan, sauté garlic in oil until golden. Watch it closely as the garlic can go from golden to burned in a nanosecond.
3. Add tomato paste, water, wine, sugar, oregano, basil, and cheese.
4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Add mozzerella cheese, cheddar cheese or just buy one of those prepackaged/grated Pizza Blend cheese packages.

Add whatever toppings you want...we added pepperoni

Then we had cheesecake for dessert with strawberries & chocolate chips...just what Callie requested for her 13th birthday...yummy! I decided to just buy this at Sam's Club instead of making it from scratch. It was made by Cheesecake Factory. It was heaven in a box!

And here is Callie and her sister playing jer new keyboard that we got her for her birthday.


Anonymous said...

Hi! Just found your blog when I googled a "Valerie Bertinelli, bikini"...I was looking for her pick for a post I'm writing.

I must say that your blog is so beautiful! I can't wait to read more! The pizza post is making my mouth water and its only 10AM.

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

I'll be back to read more soon! :)

Jeanette said...

Yummy! Happy Birthday to your daughter. Today is my nieces birthday and although she lives several hours away I am emailing her this idea for when she visits next time.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Happy birthday to your sweetie! That pizza looks soooo good right now..yum!
About me closing my shop...I did right after the holidays. I needed some family time and the break was just enough to get me all fired up about painting again. Thanks for thinking about me ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter...I love making home made pizza...for my birthday one year I got the stone and peel for presents....

Have you tried the organic feta and spinach pizza at BJ's OMG so good !!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

Kathy said...

Homemade pizza! Yummy!! thanks for sharing your recipe. Please stop by and check out my site...love yours!
Kathy :)

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