August 2, 2010

Pizza Time

Ahhh, pizza.  By far one of my favorite things to eat.  I love a good ol' greasy pizza that's delivered to my door, a delicious Chicago style pizza, Costco's cheese pizza by the slice... You name it, I eat it.  I also love homemade pizza.  I usually cheat and make the dough from a packaged mix, but this time I decided to make the crust from scratch.  It was totally worth the extra effort and it wasn't nearly as much work as I anticipated.
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I used Wolfgang Puck's pizza dough recipe.  It was simple to make and the dough was very easy to handle.
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I baked the crust for about 8 minutes before adding these toppings:
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And here they are fresh out of the oven.  Both pizzas were delicious!  I love the combination of pesto and tomatoes on a pizza, and something wonderful happens when artichoke hearts and bacon are combined - scrumptious!
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Linked to: Tempt my Tummy Tuesday @ Blessed with Grace, Tuesday at the Table @ All the Small Stuff, Tasty Tuesday @ Beauty and Bedlam, Tasty Tuesday BloghopSilly Little SparrowThese Creative Juices, Be Inspired @ Room to Inspire 

29 comments:

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Um Hello. Is it too late to bake that right now?!?!
Wow - they look amazing. Looks like we're having pizza this week! :) Thanks for the great pictures and the link to the dough recipe.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I am having a serious late night snack attack the chicken artichoke pizza is calling my name! Beautiful photos, make me want to reach through the screen for a bite.

Greta said...

My mouth is watering. Those look so delicious!!

Hannah said...

These look so good! I am so going to have to try out both of these! I am glad to hear that making your own dough wasn't as hard as you thought it would be. I have been wanting to try and now I will have to! Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays. I am following you now!

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Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

mmmm you made me hungry! :)

amandab said...

Those are some seriously tasty looking pizzas!

Melinda said...

That dripping mozzarella cheese just about did me in - and then the bacon! Oh my!

Shannon said...

It's 9:30 am. Not too early to go make these right? They look freakin delicious! And ugghh, I'd love to be able to get past the pre-made crust hurdle. It's.just.too.easy!

Alisa said...

I think I'll be stealing that artichoke one! They look delish! Have you ever tried doing them on the grill before? I was leery the first time, but now I think it is THE best way to cook them.

Jacqueline said...

Your pictures are incredible. Both of these flavor combinations look so good. We actually built a pizza oven in our kitchen when we remodeled. I will be doing a post on it when the Fall comes and it cools off a bit. We do it sometimes in the summer by just cranking up the AC. Both of these would be so great to try.

Nichole Carter said...

I found you through Tasty Tuesday, love your site (& am now a follower)and my family always loves homemade pizza. Have you ever tried it on the grill? We don't have AC in our house so I have tried just about everything on the grill. It is fabulous and it doesn't heat up the house!

Nichole @
http://carterfamilytable.blogspot.com/

FrouFrouBritches said...

That looks sooo yummy!!! I've never tried that crust recipe. Thanks for the info.

Brenda said...

I always bake my crust a little before applying the toppings as well, keeps it from getting soggy

Julie @ My Life...Inspired said...

Ummm yes please! Those look amazing & now I'm starving. Must. go, make. pizza!!!!

misc.alaina said...

Mmmmmm, pesto and tomatoes, artichoke and bacon... both combination's sound divine! I am bookmarking both of those recipes right this second!

the country cook said...

Isn't homemade dough easy? I'm so glad you made the plunge and tried it...it's definitely worth it in my books. Your topping combos sound fantastic! - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

The Starr Family said...

Ah... how dare you post these pictures and not share!!! Those pizzas are gorgeous and I hope they tasted as good as they look! (ps, extra points for the homemade dough sister!)

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

That fresh mozzarella pizza is to die for. I know what I'm topping my next pizza with.

Kristen said...

We love making homemade pizza, too, but oooh! I haven't thought of bacon, chicken and artichokes together. That one is making my mouth water, even as I type!!

alissa said...

Emily - Both of these pizzas look amazing! I'll definitely try bacon with artichoke hearts soon. Most times I cheat and use a box crust too (Jiffy brand - made in Michigan and it's like 60 cents a box!) but when I have time I love to make the crust from scratch too. It always feels like a real accomplishment!

Melanie said...

Oh Lord, now I want some pizza. I had a turkey sandwich for supper but now I want pizza.

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

This looks so delicious! I have been meaning to try my own pizza dough and now that recipe is definitively bookmarked!

Jen said...

Oh...our Wolfgang Puck restaurant closed. We are so sad! Thanks for the recipe link. My girlfriends will be so excited!
Yummy looking pizzas...really yummy!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

These look DELISH! I will have to give Wolfgang's pizza crust a shot.

Thanks so much for shring this one!

Rachelle said...

Your pizzas look amazing! I must confess that I cannot do without a sweet/spicy RED sauce. The sauce is my favorite thing on a pizza. Homemade crust is definitely worth the trouble.

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

I'm hungry, now! Can't wait to try the recipe... thanks.

Daiquiri said...

Holy cow, those look incredible! We make homemade pizza every Friday night...might have to try one of your recipes for something new. Thanks for sharing :-)

Room to Inspire said...

Your pizzas look great. We have been trying out a few dough recipes and haven't found one we love yet, I will definitely give this one a try. Thanks!

Chelsea

Room to Inspire said...

I am so glad you linked this up to Be Inspired today - I can't wait to try this recipe!

Chelsea