Saturday, April 24, 2010

Birthday Pizza with friends

We had a great time last night! My BFF Cathy and her husband George are always fun and I hope they enjoyed the pizza as much as I enjoy making it! I checked face book this morning and laughed that one of Cathy's friends asked where the wood fired pizza place was that she went to on Friday night. The favorite word of the night was "skin huckster" and George and Karl will be trying to compete for the most Mustang horsepower for the rest of the summer. Cathy and George brought me a cool birthday wine glass and a bottle of wine to go with it for my birthday! The Martha Stewart birthday card was great but I am not going to be knitting my gray hair just yet! Sorry Martha I choose to color them...
I made the Mediterranean Pizza and it was pretty good although not what Karl likes. He still prefers a traditional pizza. The real hit was Apple Pizza for dessert, I took the Pampered Chef recipe with sugar cookie dough and made it wood fired. I really like the Balsamic glaze I used for the Mediterranean pizza and will try it again with chicken next time.
Here are the recipes and the next time I make Apple pizza I am going to use pizza dough and bake the toppings with the dough. I think it will be close to a Apple pie taste and I think a crumb topping would go well with it.

Carmel Apple Pizza

1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 medium Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
I spread the dough on a greased cookie sheet and we baked it in the wood fired oven for about 5 min. or until it looked nice and golden. Mix the cream cheese, vanilla,brown sugar and peanut butter and spread over baked cookie dough. slice the apples and soak in 7up, layer across the peanut butter cream cheese mix, top with caramel topping and peanuts.

Mediterranean Pizza

Cherry tomatoes sauteed in olive oil
Spinach (I used canned)
Feta and goat cheese
Fresh basil leaves
Balsamic glaze ( you can make your own by boiling balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, I used store bought)

Brush dough with olive oil. Top with tomatoes,spinach and cheeses and basil. Dribble balsamic glaze over top. Bake in wood fired pizza oven.

1 comment:

  1. HI , this is Cathy , Lisa BFF , just want to say we had a great time the other night, and the pizza was great evey pizza that lisa prepared,if you never tried brick fried pizza you must's the best all the way to the crust ...which is George's favorite. Thanks Lisa.