Wow. This project was a long time in completing!
It all began on the 8 March 2014. And really? I can’t believe almost three years have gone by since then. But time flies. You can read my orignal post here.
Looking back at what I wrote in that post I have to say first and foremost I pretty much failed in this project. I wanted to try different flours and cheeses and toppings. But it proved harder than I thought to sway Gav from his tried and tested dough recipe and the toppings were a challenge too. All that said I need to make it clear that I wasn’t doing this whole thing as just something to write about here. I had hoped to push our culinary skills but when it came down to is he cooked the pizza, I photographed and then we ate them for dinner on Saturday nights. On only one occasion did I get in the kitchen and make three at once. And I only did that because it was a bright summer day when Gav was off walking and I felt like trying out some toppings I knew he wouldn’t like. (Yes, the beetroot one! Ha.) Basically it was real life with its real challenges.
But enough of the negative, what about the positives? We have discovered several new favourite toppings.
This one from Cookie and Kate was my number one.
Followed closely by Quorn ham and pineapple.
Such a great combination.
I also loved the beetroot one….
That had Feta cheese on it too which I think worked so well with the sweet beetroot.
Then there was the artichoke and sweetcorn.
With a few black olives and red onion throw into the mix too.
And finally the one in the photo at the top of this post. It was number thirty one because I miscounted! Of course best is last right? This was roasted vegetable. Onions, courgettes, red pepper and tomatoes roasted in the oven for about 30 minutes and added to the pizza before cooking. It was so good.
So there we have it a few lessons learned and a few new combination of flavours, not bad really for three years in the making!