Bread and Pizza Evening!

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Nothing better to start the weekend with a great night cooking/baking and celebrating it with friends. So we did this friday. I explained the basics of how to make a good loaf of bread while and we also had pizza made of the same recipe (only that the dough did not ferment for about 24 hours). See one of a image where the crispy pizza slice 1/16 did not collapse.

Here are the basics for a good pizza:
– Do not try to buy cheap ingredients its ruins everything from the beginning.
– Take your time if you are not a pro. At the beginning all are hungry but they will slow down tray after tray
– use lots of olive oil on the tray so the pizza does not stick and gets more crispy
– 320 C would be perfect but most ovens only make it to 270 C which is ok.
– put the baking tray on the lowest level of your oven and do not use “hotair” mode take “ober- and unterhitze” (heat from top and bottom). You need the extra heat mostly from below so the pizza gets extra crispy.
– Use lots of olive oil to sprinkle the pizza before you put it in the oven, it keeps the pizza moist and just tastes better.
– Do not overload the pizza, less is better.

Thats it I would say. Baking a loaf of bread just seems logic after the oven is already hot. Also a great gift for your friends to take home. Probably ensures they will come back for more.

8 thoughts on “Bread and Pizza Evening!

    1. Alex Post author

      Unertl was for starters but later we had some faboulous red wines. Starting with a light 13% one from the Garda Lake region and increasing the quality and the percentage trough the evening.

      1. Melanie

        Thank you Alex!
        I have the same recipe but my bread doesn’t look like that… :( it’s still beautiful as it is home made bread (fascinated about that!)
        Maybe it’s about using a regular pot instead of a cast iron one!
        Thanks again!!

      2. Alex Post author

        Hello Melanie, a real heavy cast iron pot is for sure a nice and small oven but I can recommend to just try around for better results as well. I will check your blog for results ;-) bye Alex

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