My Yummy Local Life











{February 16, 2014}   Bread and Wine 7

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Homemade pepperoni and mozzarella pizza (paired with a mystery shiner of red wine that was quite good)

Ingredients:

mozzarella cheese, 2 balls (ours was homemade from raw milk using a kit)

pepperonis

1/2 batch ofpizza dough*

For the Pizza Dough:

white flour, 3 cups (you can sub some wheat but it makes a different texture crust)

salt, 2 tsp

yeast, 2 tsp

EVOO, 2 Tbsp

water, 1 cup (ish)

How to:

Mix all ingredients for the dough together until it is a smooth ball.  Coat in a little more oil. Allow to set for 1 hour (or longer). The dough will make 2 pizzas for sharing and 3-4 “personal pan” size pizzas. Once the dough is ready, stretch it and roll it out.  Set the oven “as hot as it will go” (we usually go between 450 and 500F). Top as desired. Bake on a stone for 10-15 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.  Remove from oven and wait a few minutes so the cheese will set.  Enjoy with red wine.

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Tasting Notes:

Lisa: One of the joys of having a spouse that works in the wine industry is all the free wine.  This bottle was obtained from the cellar at page springs while we were working an event.  No one seemed to know how long it had been there, who made it, or what it was.  A mystery.  So we made pizza, because pizza and red wine are made for each other.  If you ask most of our friends, we make awesome pizzas- the pepperoni being the simplest form of what can become quite different and unusual. The wine was a little spicy which went well with the pepperoni.  I tried to guess the type, but I have no real educated guess 🙂 I know what it’s not, but not what it is 🙂

Gary: Pizza was tasty, could have used some sauce, but still tasty. It was a good red wine, still have no clue what it is. Spicy, rich but mild.

1: Jamaican Mushroom Curry over Quinoa (paired with Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs)

2: Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs (paired with The Mamani Gin and Tonic)

3: Caprese Mac and Cheese (paired with Page Springs 2011 Chenin Blanc)

4: Pulled Pork & Collar Green Egg Rolls (paired with Vermouth Cocktail)

5: Sweet potato, parsnip latkes (paired with Page Springs 2012 GSPm)

6: Bowl o’ Noodles (pair with 2012 PSC Grenache- Or your favorite bottle of white wine)

7: Homemade pepperoni and mozzarella pizza (paired with a mystery shiner of wine that was quite good)

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