Monday, June 4, 2018

HOMEMADE PIZZA // IN THE KITCHEN


Pizza:

Spicy Chicken + Bacon
Veggie + Sweet Potato


What you'll need:

Pizza Dough (Regular, Whole Wheat, or Cauliflower)

Start by setting the oven to 425 degrees, rolling out your dough, and coating with the below - 

Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Crushed Red Pepper (if you like spice)
Salt
Pepper
Fennel Seeds

Put the dough in the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes.


Next, choose your toppings.

Here are the toppings we used - 

Chicken + Bacon Pizza

Marinara Sauce
Cooked Chicken (marinated in whatever you prefer)
Caramelized Onions
Turkey Bacon
Jalapeño
Mozzarella Cheese

Veggie + Sweet Potato Pizza:

Olive Oil
Brocolli
Diced Sweet Potato
Caramelized Onion
Ricotta Cheese
Diced Red Pepper
Diced Green Pepper


Place pizza's on a pizza stone or cookie sheet and bake on 425 degrees for an additional 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven.  When finished, top the Veggie Pizza with Balsamic and the Chicken Pizza with Honey (trust me, honey is my secret weapon on ALL pizza and makes it amazing)!


There's a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Little Italy that J and I love and eat at every single time we're in the city, called Piacere.  We LOVE spice, so we always ask for this hot chili oil they have to top our entrees with.  A couple of weeks ago, when my girlfriend Amy and I were there, we ate SO much Italian food and quickly realized that every restaurant had their own version of this spicy oil - so we decided to get the recipe and make it ourselves!  We learned that timing is everything and the longer you can cook it the better, but for our first go - it was amazing!  If you're spice lovers like us, you'll love having this in your cabinet.  We've already used it 2-3 times since making it a few nights ago!  

Here are the steps -

Spicy Chili Oil:

On the stove top, add 3-4 cups of olive oil in a medium size pot on low.  Slowly stir in about a two tablespoons of crushed red pepper and repeat every hour with one tablespoon of crushed red pepper.  The red pepper will slowly start to dissipate and cook into the oil, making it spicier and spicier.  We cooked ours for about 4 hours for our initial go, but the restaurant in NYC told us he cooks some batches for as long as three days, only turning off a night.  The longer the better, basically!


That's all!  If you make a homemade pizza soon, post a photo on instagram and tag me - I'd love to see them!

BON APPÈTIT!

Topping Bowls: West Elm | Small Copper Bowls: Target | Cutting Board: Vintage | Oil Bottle: World Market

Thanks so much for stopping by, X.
M E G

P.S. - If you've seen any meals on my insta-stories and want the recipe, let me know below!

4 comments:

  1. Looks great <3

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  2. These pizzas look AMAZING! Definitely going to try honey on mine next time.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  3. This looks delicious!

    xo, Carey
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  4. Great post for one of my favorite food ;) I like the quality of pictures and I'm sure the pizzas are delicious as well ;)

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