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090619 – Friday Night Pizza
090619, 8:49 pm
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JENKINS PIZZA NITE

Guest Chef: my mother in law

This was so fun!  Friday night pizza with the whole Jenkins crew (Joe’s grandparents, parents, his brother, and us).  Joe’s mom is a great cook and someone i am glad to get pizza making tips from.  ‘We’ made 4 pizzas and at all but one skinny slice. She makes her dough much thicker than joe and i typically do, then presses it out into a circle, instead of tossing.  This makes for a much more uniform pie.  Let the dough rest for about 10 minutes before adding toppings.  After preheating the oven to 550 F, she spread out sauce (a can of whole tomatoes + oregano + basil pulsed in immersion blender), then cheese, and toppings last (i always put cheese on last and was a little surprised that the spinach on top did not burn).  Once all the toppings were on, she used a peel to transfer the parchment paper to the pizza stone.  After about three minutes in the oven, she slid the parchement out from between the pizza and the stone, and cooked for 3-4 additional minutes to crisp the crust.  I think the oven at our beach house didn’t really get to 550  F, so check the pizza after about 2 1/2 minutes.

dough RECIPE coming soon!

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