Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
Homemade Pizza is, in my opinion, one of the most versitile foods on the planet. In addition to being delicious, it is also a great way to use up leftovers. A lot of times, what goes on our pizza is simply determined by what we have around the house. Do we have olives, or onions, or broccoli, or potatoes, or…. More often than not, we make our pizza bianca style (with an olive oil base instead of a tomato or pesto base). As much as I love experimenting with sauces, I love this technique because it really brings out the flavors of the toppings.
What you need to make homemade pizza:
The pizza shown above is one that I made for us last night. It is a 5 cheese bianca pizza and made from ingredients that we had on hand. Cheeses included mozzarella, gorgonzola, feta, parmaesan, and asiago. For the base sauce, I did olive oil. I also sauteed shallots and garlic to top the crust. The whole pizza was then finished off with fresh oregano from our garden.
And nothing is better than pairing a good pizza, with a good red wine. In this case a lovely Cotes du Rhone!