Daring Bakers Pizza Dough Challenge
Daring Bakers is sort of an online happening. Hundreds and hundreds of bloggers participate. Each month, one blogger or a group of bloggers "hosts" a recipe and acts as a hub for the participants. Then, all the bakers who fancy themselves daring make the recipe, tweaking it, adding their own spin and personality, etc. They then post their results on the specified due date. This month's challenge was pizza. Awesome. It was hosted by Rosa's Yummy Yums.
This past Wednesday was the turn-in date, and I've been having fun the last few days watching results as people complete the project and post to their blogs. The seed recipe was Peter Reinhart's Neapolitan pizza dough, which I've had good luck with myself.
Brownie of Blondie and Brownie tipped me to this awesome event. Here's her entry, which combines street cart food (chicken tikka) with pizza:
There were other nontrad pies, like this Thai pizza from Kevin of Closet Cooking:
And, of course, there were some awesome-looking traditional pies. Here's one I thought looked beautiful—a mushroom and black olive pie by Hello, Baker!:
The recipe calls for tossing the dough, which I think is unnecessary. Either the Daring Bakers crew felt the same way or they just didn't take pictures of themselves tossing, because I didn't see much photographic evidence of it. Still, there were a few dough-tossers, like Food Life (above) and Supper in Stereo (below):
Not many pizza upskirt shots, but I did find this one at One-Wall Kitchen:
Kudos to you, One-Wall Kitchen, for upskirting!
There are seriously hundreds of results to look at for this contest and lots of inspiration for home pizza-makers. Here, just do a Google blog search: http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&q=Daring Bakers "pizza dough"