This post is pretty belated. 9 months belated, to be exact. But it’s still worth posting about because it was THE BEST PIZZA EVER.
I got together with my cousin many moons ago — I think both our boyfriends were gone for the day (woohoo! (just kidding.)) — and we made some delicious food for ourselves. She’d made pizza sauce and things like that before, but was a little nervous about working with yeast for the dough, so I was in charge of that. We found this good-looking recipe for Chicago-style deep-dish pizza dough and set to work. We obviously didn’t do the “slow rise” as described in step 9, but still it needed a lot of rise time. I don’t remember the exact details, but we made pesto sauce for a chicken pesto pizza and a red sauce for a meaty pizza. Just check out the pictures.
I was just blown away that we pulled this off. Obviously we didn’t have real deep dish…dishes or anything, but we were so proud of how our pizzas turned out. The crust was just superb – crispy and even flaky, but not overly hard or dry. And we had a great combination of toppings.
We ended with some easy-peasy lava cake that my cousin had linked me to on my blog way back when. She said it was pretty much no-fail…but ours collapsed a bit. It was probably because I was actually helping her T_T I think I must’ve measured something wrong or mixed too long? I’m not sure. But it still was yummy!
SO AMAZING. My cousin’s the best! We share a deep deep (dish) love for food, so cooking together only makes sense; we’ve just got to do it more!