Firstly, I was going to combine the title of this post and call it "pirvana," but you may have then expected a documentary on depraved, flesh-eating fish. While this would be quite exciting, I don't currently have data on this subject.
I haven't posted about food in a very long time. This is due to the fact I mostly eat everything before my food has a chance to pose for my Nikon point-and-shoot.
You may recall my pizze! post from a gentler, pre-home-building time. I still love that recipe, but I am constantly searching to better myself, further grow my butt (not growths ON my butt, to be clear), and finally reach that state of Pizza Bliss.
My friends...by endeavoring to persevere, I believe my quest is very, very close to an end. A somewhat large end.
I can't claim this recipe to be my own, but I would if I thought I could get away with it. I will give credit where credit is due. I did, however, manage to shove my camera between my mouth and the pizza and took some of my own pictures, just to prove I'd actually constructed it with my own two chubby paws.
Here is the amazing recipe I followed to the letter (okay, it's not the recipe, it's a link to the recipe...you folks know how this works):
I have not yet investigated this technique on other sites, but this one worked GREAT!
Simply amazing. The crust was crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Just as Sausageaus, the pizza god, intended.
Please go check out Nick's site for the amazing how-to. It was SO easy and totally worth it!!
In the meantime, feast your eyes on pictures only someone with amazingly no photographic talent can provide:
Enter the dough (aka butt-enlarger):
The sauce (I followed his recipe, except I added my fresh basil to the cooled sauce instead of on top of the pizza after it came out of the oven...but I think it needs a pinch of sugar):
Toppings (some more gag-worthy than others):
Cheese (I was pretty certain you couldn't figure that out yourself):
I love my 36" gas cooktop (and I'm an excellent photographer. Not):
In the oven:
In the meantime:
You pirvanas. It's about puppies. I know what you were thinking.
Speaking of puppies, Eddie is resting comfortably in his dogloo:
Oh thank God it's finally time to eat:
Seriously, this pizza was amazing, and I encourage you to try it out! If you don't have a cast-iron skillet, GET ONE...they're superb.
Philly is currently looking for additional cast-iron pans so we can have you all over for dinner.
Oh, and I shaved his head completely bald this morning. It was soooo cool!!!!
Now go. And eat pizza.