Bread and Pizza Evening!
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.
and it looks as if this goes very well with some Unertl…..
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.
your bread (and pizza) looks fabulous!! would you share the bread’s recipe?
Hello Melanie, have a look here on my previous post on the no knead bread. If you need additional advice do not hesitate to contact me.
have a nice weekend.
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!
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
I hope I’ll end up w/ one that look like yours… really pretty!!
Thanks Alex for those advices :)
You will end up with a better one for sure – but let me know!