The Pizza Show

July 17th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time

(with some behind-the-scenes extras.)

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls.  Tonight we’ve got quite the performance lined up!  Allow me to present to you the summer time rendition of:

The Homemade Vegetable Pizza Party Show!

(this is where you cup your hands around your mouth and do that faux screaming/crowd-goes-wild thing.)

The Yeasty Boys are our opening act.

Yeast Resting

(my trusty crusty easy pizza dough recipe at play here.)

My mozzarella likes to do The Shred.

Shredded Mozzarella

(i do typically opt for organic dairy, but I went the conventional route tonight.)

I am extremely excited to introduce to you the star of our Vegetable Pizza Toppings tonight –

The Amazing Disappearing Zucchini !!

(more cupped, faux screaming here.)

(if you’ve got friends, chances are good you’ve got someone bringing you zucchini this time of year.  if you’re like me, chances are good you’re always looking for new ways to use it.)

Now you see him

Zucchini Makes and Awesome Pizza Topping!

Now you don’t!

Shredded Zucchini for Vegetable Pizza Topping

(well, sorta you do, sorta you don’t.)

(oh, and squeeze a lot of the water out of the zucchini before adding it to your pizza.)

The Dough Trio is getting warmed up and is nearly ready to rise and shine.

Homemade Pizza Dough Rising

(a couple of whole wheat blend crusts and one white crust because I ran out of whole wheat flour.)

It’s going to be a saucy performance.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

(making sauce for three pizzas here – 1 (28 oz) can of tomato puree, fresh basil from the garden, a couple teaspoons of sugar, with a dash of salt* and pepper.)

The stage is nearly set.

Homemade Pizza Dough

(preheat oven to 425.)

The show must go on.

Vegetable Toppings for Homemade Pizza

Get ready, it’s almost showtime!

Homemade Vegetable Pizza

(toppings first?  or cheese first?  is there a general rule here that I am unaware of?  i’m never sure.)

Lights!  Camera!  Action!

Pizza Slice

(that crowd-goes-wild noise, one more time.)

The food critic in me says?

The dough was a little thick, *the sauce needed more salt.

(oh the art of homemade pizza.)

But the audience was great and zucchini as a veggie topping?  A star indeed!

That’s it folks! The show’s over. Time to go home.

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