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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/08 13:36:01 (permalink)
It's a little early this Saturday but I got started early here home alone. I guarantee you after my wife sees this on Facebook she will not leave me home alone again to get in trouble like this.
 
I think I have the Breville Pizza Maker baking down now. This was a breakfast pizza I made this morning. The dough I made a week ago and put in the freezer. I put it back in the fridge yesterday and then this morning I took it out and let it set at room temperature for two hours. My dough is working properly under a variety of conditions. The pizza was layered first with prosciutto, then cheddar jack, banana peppers, red bell peppers, onion, olive oil, garlic, basil and oregano. After two minutes baking I added San Marzano cherry tomatoes. After three minutes I cracked an egg on top. Total bake time was 10 minutes and the egg yoke came out hard.
 
Coming off the Breville.

 
Steam rising. Nothing like fresh pizza.

 
For scale, that is a 10" wide peel.

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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/08 13:42:55 (permalink)
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Jambalaya Pizza with chicken, shrimp and Andouille sausage with a Cajun rice and tomato sauce base and mozzarella cheese.


 
I have to admit, Davydd, that looks and sounds really, really good!
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/08 13:50:37 (permalink)
Post # 391? BEAUTIFUL, a work of art! The only thing I thought of was maybe cooking the egg(s) separately and just slide them on the pizza when done. That way the yolk wouldn't be hard.
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/08 18:11:56 (permalink)
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Post # 391? BEAUTIFUL, a work of art! The only thing I thought of was maybe cooking the egg(s) separately and just slide them on the pizza when done. That way the yolk wouldn't be hard.

I wanted the hard yoke because the pizza cutter sliced right through it leaving a bit with each piece. If it were soft it would have just spilled on the tray. To get a soft yoke all I would have had to have done is just put it on later in the bake process as the whites did jell up pretty fast, faster than I expected as I did not get the sunny side up effect I was hoping for. For a soft yoke I would not put the egg in the center but maybe smaller eggs closer to the edge, but this was a one person pizza.
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/08 19:09:37 (permalink)
Davydd, It all looks fab...Thanks for sharing and the awesome photos....well done!
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/08 19:53:23 (permalink)
Oh that breakfast pizza is to die for....wow!!!!!
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/08 20:45:44 (permalink)
Looks great!  Have you decided to nix the parchment?
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/09 11:46:59 (permalink)
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Looks great!  Have you decided to nix the parchment?

Parchment is history as far as I am concerned. That was a recommendation by Breville in their user manual and I tried it. But then I didn't agree with their recipes either. I can see where parchment paper might be good if you are making multiple pizzas for staging and need to move them around.
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/09 12:28:54 (permalink)
Davy, do you precook any of the veg or does it all go on raw?
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/09 15:21:53 (permalink)
Veggies go on raw. On occasion I have fried some onions in with Italian sausage which I brown before putting on. I'll add basil leaves toward the end of a bake. Sometimes I add sliced tomatoes about in the middle of a bake.
 
I prepare my own sauce. I used to simmer it in preparation. I don't do that anymore. I'm getting to dislike any pre-prepared sauces you buy in the store. Too much salt and sugar and at that rather bland taste.
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/09 19:30:14 (permalink)
Home alone this week and I am beginning feel like that guy who ate nothing but pizza for 25 years. It ends Tuesday and then we hit the road in our RV so I suspect my pizza making will be suspended though I have been making plans to try a Dutch oven pizza over charcoal.
 
So today I went rummaging through the fridge to see what was left since we are trying to draw down its contents. I found a package of smoked sockeye salmon from Alaska, some feta cheese, banana peppers, and Old Fashion Barbeque Sauce from a small joint called Chubby's in Maryland. :)
 

 
I combined those ingredients with some  black olives, chopped onions and parmesan cheese for this...
 

 
Baked again on the Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker, I'm getting that crust down.
 
 
 
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/09 20:12:09 (permalink)
Do you deliver? I'm kinda' close. GREAT looking pizza!
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/29 13:25:42 (permalink)
I'm on the road in our RV and carrying a 12" Lodge tri-leg cast iron Dutch oven, the kind that sits on top of charcoals and you put charcoals on the lid to cook top down. In the past I've made mostly stews and cobblers with the Dutch oven. Today for the first time I tried making a pizza.

Before heading out on our current trip I made my 220 gram dough balls that I had been using for baking 11" personal pizzas on an electric table top Breville Pizza Maker. I froze the dough balls and put them in plastic bags for compactness in a small freezer. The day before I took one out and put it in the refrigerator to thaw out and restart fermentation. This morning I put it a bowl to rise for pizza at dinner time. Here is the dough ball out of the refrigerator and in the bowl and another spare still frozen dough ball for comparison. By the end of the day the dough rose to fill the bowl.
 

 
I prepared the Dutch oven with a spray of olive oil in the bottom. The oven was seasoned. I wasn't sure it was necessary to add the olive oil but it didn't hurt. The I started the charcoals to let them turn gray in a disposable aluminum basting pan because the campsite did not have a fire pit or grill. When the coals were ready I put the oven on top of 10 charcoals and added 20 to the lid.

While the oven was on the charcoals I spread the dough and rather deliver it with a peel I just dropped it in the oven bottom. It wasn't my best effort. One side folded over and I straightened it out as much as I could. After the dough was in the oven I added my pizza sauce, then mozzarella cheese and then the pepperoni and put the lid on top. I had everything staged and ready to go so as not to waste any time.  I wasn't sure how it would go but in hindsight I think I would have pre-heated the Dutch oven more.
 

 

 
The bake took longer than I anticipated. It baked a total of 20 minutes and I ended up adding more coals to the lid hoping to brown the crust better. It came out fine. The crust was finished and I was satisfied. The crust was thin on the bottom and ended up stiff and cracker like. The cornicione (crust edge) was very light with the long ferment time.
 

 

 

 

 
I did a lot of Internet research on Dutch oven pizza and can say most is pretty bad. I learned a lot. I probably rushed the preparation as I said I should have pre-heated the oven more. The charcoal recommendations by almost all were too modest. The next time I will bring more heat to the process.
 
Cleanup was easy. The Dutch oven could be wiped clean with one paper towel as there was little left in the bottom. I let the charcoals burn down overnight and by the next morning the fine ash scattered in the wind and the pan could be wiped down with another damp paper towel so I could use the pan another time.
post edited by Davydd - 2014/03/29 13:29:09
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/29 15:16:47 (permalink)
Looks pretty good for a first try!
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/29 15:16:53 (permalink)
I think I cooked some duck around here........

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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/29 15:47:51 (permalink)
wow.....Have pizza...will travel!
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/29 15:53:44 (permalink)
You went through a lot of work for that pizza!  Good for you.  I am too lazy............I would have made grilled cheese sandwiches.
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/29 16:00:28 (permalink)
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I think I cooked some duck around here........


Who cares if you just made bologna and cheese on white bread..the view is awesome!
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RE: Another Saturday, Another Pizza - PICS 2014/03/29 17:21:54 (permalink)
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I think I cooked some duck around here........


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