Lat weekend Tanya made buns. The main issue holding me back from ever trying to make pizza was lack of knowledge about making the crust. I asked Tanya if she would make pizza crust from her bun dough recipe and she said certainly; but she had no idea what went on top of a pizza. I knew about all that...so we were a team! (Married couples should talk to each other more often, but that is a story for another time).
Today we tried our hands at pizza making for the first time and made a couple of 15" pizzas. I got on the internet to find out about the herbs and spices, most of which we had, including fresh basil and parsley. Oregano is THE key and I did have a little bit left. We cleaned out the fridge for toppings. Ham, dill pickles, green onion, tomatoes and green olives. The salami I'd been saving seemed to have disappeared overnight.
No mozzarella of course (too expensive) but Ukrainian or Russian cheese would work; we just didn't have enough. Parmesan cheese powder from our last CARE package was a big help. Olive oil to coat the pans and the crust to give it an awesome golden brown colour - I am going to try it on my biscuits next time.
The bun recipe made perfect crust. Absolutely perfect. It actually rose a little bit in the oven and was so tender. No shoe-leather. And it tasted like real pizza. It was heaven and I inhaled 3/4 of one pizza.
But I am now out of oregano. Couldn't find it at the grocery store this afternoon but Tanya thinks we might find it in a drug store. They did have a bottle of Italian herb and spice mix so we will try that until I can find oregano. We did find fresh rosemary at the grocery store and we have fresh garlic for the next go-round which will be SOON!!
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