Thursday, August 27, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers - White Pizza with Arugula


I heart pizza. A lot. I could eat it every day, twice a day, and never get tired of it. But I have never made it at home. Until now. It took Andrea of Nummy Kitchen to pick Ina Garten's White Pizza with Arugula for this week's Barefoot Bloggers recipe for me to realize that pizza, like most everything, is better when you make it yourself. I bought a pizza stone for my Bread Baker's Apprentice baking, so I baked our pizzas directly on the stone. It made the crust nice and crisp.

Ina's crust is super easy. I substituted about 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour for some of the all-purpose flour, and it gave the dough a wonderful flavor and texture. Ina calls for fontina, fresh mozzarella and goat cheese, but I skipped the fontina. Even though we love garlic, I left it out of the oil this time as we were going out for the evening.

This pizza was incredible. It was good with the arugula salad, but I could be just as happy leaving it off.

Give this one a try, you won't be disappointed! You'll find the recipe here.

******PLEASE NOTE: Lethally Delicious is on hiatus for the month of Ramadan. While I have a couple of posts that I completed in advance (like this one), I will be staying away from active blogging. If you leave me a comment, I will try to stop by and visit you. I'll be back around Sept. 20th, reenergized and ready to make bigger and better messes in the kitchen. Peace.

10 comments:

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

We started using her dough recipe in place of ours at the beginning of the month and we will not be returning to our old one. Love that you use wheat flour. I made an all wheat one last week and I would not recommend that. We'll miss you.

Jennifer said...

Your pizza looks delicious! Nicely done!

spike. said...

I could eat pizza all day too!

Cathy said...

I missed this one, but have seen nothing but rave reviews about it, so I'm going to have to make it this weekend. It looks incredible!

Peggy said...

Loved loved loved this pizza. Yours looks fantastic. Enjoy your break.

Andrea said...

Your pizza looks wonderful, I'm so glad you liked it and cooked along with me! Great idea to add in some whole wheat flour to the dough, I'm going to try that next time. I'm also a huge pizza fan so when I saw this recipe I knew it would be my pick for BB :)

Have a nice blogging break, I hadn't posted this past month but am so glad to be back!

theprovidentwoman said...

That looks so tasty!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I think pizza three times a day is a perfect plan - when do we start?!! I've never made my own pizza dough, so that's something to look forward to. Love how this one looks and sounds. Glad you're taking an opportunity to re-charge.

Penny said...

Love your plate. And the pizza is no slouch either. Enjoy your hiatus.

pinkstripes said...

YUM! Homemade pizza is the best.