Monday, May 26, 2008

Toppings maketh a pizza!

Some are crust-people, Some are cheese-people. Obviously, We are toppings-people. We are the kind who think 'Toppings maketh a pizza.'

Thanks to a Wholewheat pizza base from the store, some yummy organic cheese and a pizza stone suggested by this couple, we had our first glimpse of pizza heaven. Absolutely delicious! Yumm! It was a zillion times better than delivery pizza, at least 10 times better than those gourmet pizza places... We got hooked! Thus began our search for the perfect Wholewheat pizza.

Try googling for WW pizza recipe. Many recipes say 'it's 100% WW pizza', but if you go on to read the recipe, most contain 100% wholewheat flour and then equal amounts of AP flour. Does that make it 100% Wholewheat? Hmmm! The search continued. Again, the same guys to the rescue. And some more. And some more. And some more. And with some basic pizza making tips from Dani, (a friend who makes a killer white pizza), I got working following each method. All that work paid off! While there have been many proud smiles, being a beginner with yeasty-beasty-breads, there have been some pouty faces too. Still working on it! Maybe someday I'll hit on a foolproof method and I can share with you all. Until then, check out those above recipes.

ETA: You know, sometimes we call our friends to wish 'Happy Birthday' and talk a long time and put the phone down and then remember that we haven't wished them at all?? That's what I'm experiencing right now. I came here to make a post thanking these lovely people for having come up with such yummy wholewheat pizza recipes, and then I go for a few days and come back to read it to see that I forgot to thank them at all.

Thank you guys! :)


bee said...

that is a luscious pizza, dear kay. i firmly believe that if you know to cook only one dish at home, it should be pizza. then you're set.

indosungod said...

Kay, my mom was just talking about whole wheat pizza base and here you are writing about it.

Mona said...

I have not yet tried baking a whole wheat pizza, sounds like a challenge to me and I will try it too..

Kay said...

Thanks bee. :) And thanks for all the detailed pizza making instructions on your blog too.

Indo and Mona, try it. It's so good and more filling.

Revathi said...

welcome back -

mirage said...

Great blog:))

Arjuna said...

Kay - :D -- try these toppings on pizzas..

1)Scrapped paneer with cheese added

2)Quorn (tikka flavour)

They make amazing veggie toppings -- instead of chicken..

(c) Arjuna Sathiaseelan,2008 :D

Kay said...

Sure Arjuna, will try.

Kay said...

Thanks revathi and mirage.