Sunday, February 14, 2010
I picked up this fresh dough from an Italian bakery around the corner from us. Pizza at our house is meant to be a quick and easy meal, so none of this making your own dough business. Yes I realize I could prepare dough ahead of time and store it in the freezer, but I don't enjoy that, I`m just not much of a baker period. If you can buy good fresh pizza dough from a bakery or have a few boxes of puff pastry or phyllo in the freezer to make your life easier, go for it. I also think if you're entertaining it's okay to have help with a store bought dessert or a nice cheese platter, it`s just as good. Or take up your guest's offer to bring something and ask them to bring an appetizer or dessert. You'll find it makes your life a lot easier to have some help.
What I added to the pizza:
Basic tomato sauce
Dried red pepper flakes
I added fresh arugula and a squeeze of lemon just before serving.