Tonight’s meal was exceptional and and highly over due. After all of the burgers, brats and hot dogs at BBQ’s this summer, we felt it was necessary to enjoy some steaks.
Our first posting starts off with our favorite food- Pizzas! These aren’t just any pizzas either- they are delicious home made pizzas using Chris Forberg’s awesome dough recipe. Making the dough is very simple and is the best way to go for the best pizza. We like to make super thin crust that has a nice crispness to it. So to begin, we make a simple starter dough with warm water, yeast and flour (bread flour makes a crispier crust), then we add more flour and some melted butter water mixture to the bowl and beat it with the dough hook really really well. Kitchen Aid mixers are the greatest thing ever! We let it rise with a wet towel over it and punched it down every half hour or so for 6 hours. All of our fresh ingredients came from our Pilsen farmers market as well as Pete’s fresh market. We had baby bella mushrooms, fresh from our garden basil, tomato, Kalamata olives, green and red onions, Italian sausage, green peppers, banana peppers, cilantro and a mix of parmesan and mozzarella cheeses ( the more the merrier here). Each pizza was hand made by yours truly and we documented them all for you to take a peek, don’t be too jealous though… they were yummy! Ok, go ahead and be jealous. Enjoy!