No Questions: Best Pizza I’ve Ever Made!
A few years ago I went around telling people that my dream was to own a pizzeria. I became so die-hard that I didn’t eat pizza for 4-months in anticipation of a trip to Italy, where I made sure to sample the alleged “First Pizza” in Naples, and the “Best Pizza” in Naples, and consequently almost made us miss our train back to Rome. Point is, pizza has played a big part in my life for a very very long time. And I’m not here to tell you that it’s place in my heart has changed at all.
During the past year and a half of living with D I have tried on countless occasions to make us all sorts of pizza, each an attempt to perfect the art and call it my own. I consistently have come face to face with the ultimate obstacle: soggy crust. This is all just background info before I introduce to you the “BEST PIZZA” I’ve made to date! That’s right, straight from D’s lips to your computer screen. It was fresh, gourmet, and fantastical.
The Bruschetta Pizza.
- 5 ripe Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 medium red onion, diced
- 1 cup basil, chopped
- 4-5 garlic cloves, pressed
- sprinkling of garlic salt, to taste
- drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
- your favorite, or easiest, pizza dough recipe
Simply mix all the ingredients, drizzle with olive oil and garlic salt, and let sit at least 30-minutes to let the flavors mix. Meanwhile, prep and bake your dough without adding the topping (well we did drizzle a little olive oil)! This is essential to gain the crisp, crunchy crust that compliments the pizza style. When pizza crust is ready, remove and add the room-temperature bruschetta. Slice & serve!
D’s half was topped with sliced mozzarella, and he couldn’t say enough good things about the pizza. I mean all the flavors and textures were perfect – and this took all of about 15-minutes to throw together. Can you really beat that? Mind you, all the ingredients cost me about $12 – the price of a pizza – but nothing really beats homemade pizza, where you are in control of the ingredients and flavors. This is now my #1 in a rush-ready to impress- recipe. Give it a try!
Whats your favorite food of past and present? Have you perfected it?