Pizza pie is not a phrase you hear much in California. Too bad, I think having a pie for dinner has a nice ring to it. On our twice annual trips to Reno we passed a shop for years called JJ's Pie Co. I thought it was a bakery, turns out it is a pizza joint with some really killer "pies." So Friday night is now officially salad and pie night.
I have blogged about pizza before but credit was mostly due to my wife Avril. I have been practicing at her tutelage and have successfully created tasty fare.
We use Tyler Florence's pizza dough recipe. Avril has changed it a bit. The salt is cut in half and the yeast is bloomed in a Pyrex cup separately and is added to the mixed dry ingredients just before kneading with dough hook. I have been using bread flour with great result but will be experimenting with double zero when I find it. Pictured bellow is a pepperoni and Italian sausage pizza with tomato sauce and whole milk mozzarella. When the pie comes out of the oven I sprinkle a couple of pinches of grated Parmesan (the real stuff) and some dried oregano.My food cost for pie and salad is under $3. New York style pie in California!
Pizza Pie and salads