Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pizza Napoletana (BBA Challenge do-over)

In the interest of perfection or just plain old need to get it right, I attempted this pizza again with one of the reserved dough balls I had waiting in the fridge.

I'm happy to report much greater success this time around. Instead of trying to toss the dough into circular form, I simply formed it into a rectangle on parchment paper.

MUCH easier to get it into the oven intact. And I don't think the crust suffered a bit by baking on the parchment paper.

I opted for the more traditional toppings of pizza sauce, turkey pepperoni, green peppers, mozzarella cheese and just a sprinkling of Italian seasoning.

I reduced the oven temperature just a bit to 500 degrees and baked the pizza for 9 minutes. The crust was perfectly crispy and the cheese melted just the way I like it. I'm still choosing the Pain a l'Ancienne as my favorite between the two, but I was much happier with the way this pizza turned out today than the one I made on Monday.


Moogie said...

You are absolutely killing me with the pizza. I'll bet it smells as good as it looks.

Have a great time at the wedding.

stephchows said...

mmm the perfect set of toppings!

Snooty Primadona said...

Love it just like this!!!

Rosemary & Garlic said...

Love the idea of parchment paper. Although naming the shapes was fun. I've got to try making the other dough into pizza.

ap269 said...

Oh, looking at this picture makes my mouth water. This pizza looks absolutely yummy! I thought my pizza turned out fine, but now that I see yours I'm jealous ;o).