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Pizza dough and the art of family

September 18, 2009

Food, food, food. It is always the source of pleasure in my life! Cooking alone is like mediation, cooking for friends and people I adore is like a gift, cooking with the family is as good as it gets. It doesn’t matter what is going on in our day once my family seby bella pizza douggets into the kitchen together we have a blast. We laugh, we get messy, we talk, and of course we eat!! This picture is from the other night. I was showing Isabella and Sebastian how to toss the pizza dough into the air with a twirl to expand the dough. Yes, they learned how to get a beautiful piece of dough ready for the piping hot pizza stone but what they really did was have fun.

Did I mention that I fermented the yeast with just a little of the flour and water on the counter over night? In the morning it smelled like a bakery! I added more flour over the next couple days to “feed” the yeast. I wanted it to beg for more food as to bring out the best of its flavor. I then added the salt and the remainder of the flour and water and kneaded it until it was smooth as silk on the outside and as elastic as a super ball on the inside. There is nothing like great dough! There is nothing like great family. Enjoy both!

Eat well, enjoy life, be happy.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    September 18, 2009 9:35 am

    Please post the recipe for making the starter. Lisa

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