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Friday, November 14, 2008

Pizza Bianca- Why Not?


Today, I decided to make a scratch pizza, with unheard of ingredients! I made my version of a "white pizza"- a different critter, but tasty! Normal crust- homemade, and rose like mad, with the yeast being perfect. Sauce was an Alfredo style, jacked up with oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes... Onions, diced, black olives, sliced mushrooms, with a dose of chicken were the toppings. The cheeses used were Parmesan, Romano, and mozzarella- who could ask for more? Baked for 15 minutes at 425F, the result was as you see- not too bad! Different from your normal pizza, but it is a hit around here.. Good week-end to all!

31 comments:

doggybloggy said...

Elegant Galore - damn thats a nice pizza - and black olives - I have to plead to get black olives on pizzas around here - what a beauty - whatever it is you are doing - keep on doing it!

Echo said...

Now, I've just eaten dinner and you made me hungry again.

Mona said...

Your 'different' pizza is our 'normal' pizza. ( by the way you describe you made it)

MarmiteToasty said...

Dam, its only 10.35 here and I now WANT PIZZA but not just any pizza... I want YOUR pizza lol well, minus the chopped up olives of course....

Have the most fabulous of weekend (((Buff)))...

x

DutchBitch said...

Wow just reading about it I am stuffed!

Akelamalu said...

Have you every thought of putting all your recipes in a book Buff? You should!

Hope you have a great weekend.

buffalodick said...

DogB- Not a tomato in sight!
Echo- Welcome to the blog!
Mona- That's interesting! Does cooking in your country use many tomato based sauces?
Marmy- Big pizza, one piece left...
Dutchy- It was lighter eating than it looked!
Ake- I am thinking of a format for a cook book!

Odat said...

Ditto.....it's only 8:30 AM and I want that for breakfast!!!! Looks delish!!!!

How's by you?????????? I'm doing pretty good!!! :-)
Peace

Mona said...

Almost every time! The tomato, onions, garlic & ginger make the base sauce of most of the dishes up north. Almost all the Punjabi and the Kashmiri dishes use them. The Mughlai Cuisine( the recipes brought by the cooks of the Mongolian & the Mesopotamian (Persian)rulers )however is entirely free from them , since three centuries ago & before, India did not know what tomatoes were.
Tomatoes were brought to India by the British Colonists ,also bougainvillea and Tea. India did not grow any tea until the British found that the climate & the soil were conducive to its growth. Now we are the largest producer of a number of variety & Indians hooked to the 'tazo chai' kind that you find at your local Starbucks!

Mona said...

Even South Indian cuisine is replete with tomatoes, which they switched to , instead of too much tamarind that they used in their food. The Avadhi food ( eastern- central) ( Avadh was the empire of Gupta Dynasty even before Mughals came ) also does not have tomatoes in it. so also the western Indian food ( they use them sparingly though) . They have spices & yogurt as their base & mostly cook lentils rather than vegetables, since the desert region have only few of them growing.

buffalodick said...

odat- Glad all is well with you! Miss your posts....
Mona- Thanks so much for filling me in on tomato usage in India. I forget you have a large, diverse country that has regional preferences- much like America!

Casdok said...

I think you would write an excellent cook book!
I now have pizza on my brain!

Dr Zibbs said...

I've been trying to make a master pizza. For such a simple food, it's hard to get perfect.

buffalodick said...

casdok- Thank-you! It could happen...
Doc- If you can nail the crust, the other stuff is just toppings!

Lulda Casadaga said...

I'm glad I just ate BD...cause I just love pizza...I'm a pizza snob. But yours looks delicious!

Now Mona mentioned ginger in the sauce?! You may have to give that one a try. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

buffalodick said...

lulda- I once took third in a city wide cooking competition, and my prize was a cooking class on pizza! I have a large pizza peel(peal?-big damn wooden paddle!)a large pizza stone, and numerous books on the subject! Snobs want me, Italians fear me!

Sharon said...

Wow, sounds delicious! Mmmmm PIZZA!

Jeff B said...

Nice twist to the standard fare. Looks tasty.

buffalodick said...

Sharon- Welcome to the blog.. only foodies and smarties allowed!My wife's name is Sharon, code name Goobie...
Jeff- You just gotta try it- it's like Alfredo on a decent piece of bread...

MarmiteToasty said...

I must be one of the smarties LMFAO

x

buffalodick said...

Marmy- You're a heckofa cook, and we all know it! Smartie- well.. We love Marmy... HeeHeeHee...

Beth said...

different is good Buff!!!!! this looks scrump!!!

MarmiteToasty said...

cookie smartie marmy loves you to LMFAO.....

are ya gagging yet :)

x

Lulda Casadaga said...

I thing for xmas you need to fed-ex us snobs & smarties some pizza...or we'll get the Italians afta u! :D

buffalodick said...

Beth- this is different, but good! Try it sometime..
Marmy- you are a keeper- at all levels!
lulda- Around here, the pizza joints are the mafia! The first one is free...

Vodka Mom said...

That looks fantastic. I can only get pizzas like that when my kids and husband are gone.....

buffalodick said...

V-Mom, We must get your husband and kids out of town someday.. I'll bring Michael Bolton tapes if you want... I'll try not to puke!

TavoLini said...

you had me at pizza!! Looks fantastic, Buffalo. My favorite food :)

Chef E said...

My kind of PIZZA! You can cook for me anytime! I always wished I met a guy who could cook, but it just was not meant to be...thank goodness I can! That is what the neighbors say anyway when they get their goodies!

buffalodick said...

Tav and chef e- I'm slow, but I ain't bad at this..Welcome anytime in the neighborhood!

Chef E said...

Now you have to check out my pizza night surprise when you get back from stalking bambi and her friends!