Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jump Starting The Pizza Party

If you really want to bring out the flavors of the veggie toppings, consider sauteing or caramelizing them first. You can do this easily in a cast iron skillet right in your wood-fired oven while it's heating up.

Just recently I had some friends over for pizza, and usually I'm working so hard by the oven, I don't get much of a chance to visit, and that's not much fun.
This time I pre-baked three pizzas until they were about three quarters done, and I simply left them on paper plates. When my guests arrived a half hour later, I slid them off the paper plates right into the oven to let them finish baking.
I didn't feel like I had to get right to work, but rather, I was able to visit and leisurely bake more pizzas.
So, were the pre-baked pizzas good? Yes they were.