DARING to ………. toss?

This month the Daring Bakers followed through with a challenge that Rosa of Rosa’s Yummy Yums originally was supposed to host with Sher at What did you eat and Glenna at A Fridge Full of Food, but unfortunately Rosa ended up going it alone as Sher passed away suddenly in July and Glenna decided to leave the Daring Bakers. Sher had shared her idea for this challenge and Rosa decided to continue with it in honor of Sher. This month we all made pizza like a Pizzaiolo!

Me, trying to stretch and toss the dough without a disaster of holes. See that hard look of concentration on my face? :)

This turned out to be a great challenge. I was quite nervous with the tossing because the first pizza I “tried” to toss ended up stretching too much and it put a hole in the dough! Therefore, I didn’t attempt to toss the pizza in the air (it would have ended up on the ceiling anyway I am sure!). I did however stretch it out with my hands and then put it on the stone.

Amanda putting together her pizza

Our friends Randy & Amanda came over the evening we made the pizza to help us eat it. I had everyone participate in making their own pizzas. :) Even Grumpy (but I didn’t take a pic of him making it, he probably would have growled at me – lol).

Randy, busy eating his pizza.

Grumpy with his pizza and his eye on the tv. lol

He probably would be disgusted if he saw this photo here, but hey, the rest of us are here and you all might think Grumpy is never around (and he was here for the MKMW post but I just didn’t take his photo!) when I cook for company!

This is the final result of Grumpy’s pizza. His looked the best (well, this is the photo that came out the best). My camera was on it’s last legs when doing this challenge and I am lucky to have had any photos at all!

You can view the recipe for the pizza dough on Rosa’s site. To see what all the other Daring Bakers did with their pizzas (and many were very unique – I was very traditional and we all know why!) check out the Daring Baker Blogroll.

Happy tossing! :)


  1. says

    At least you attempted to toss that dough! I haven’t got the courage to try it yet – I’m so afraid of it ending up on the floor. I am now officially making pizza for dinner one night this week – thanks for the inspiration!

    I got an award from Nancy and I’d like to pass it on to you – I so enjoy reading your blog and have gotten lots of great ideas!

  2. says

    Excellent post! Your pizza is beautiful. Sorry to hear that you had trouble with the tossing… I did too, but it was fun trying. Next time, I'm going to try adding mushrooms & olives like you – that looks D-lish.

    xoxox Amy

  3. says

    What a great looking pizza! And I love that everyone cooks his own food. Why am I always such a slave in the kitchen when we have people over… It has to be changed :)

  4. says

    I couldn’t help myself LOL to” Grumpy with his pizza and his eye on the tv”
    Well done on that tossing action, and pizza look fabulously delicious.

  5. says

    I wasn’t able to really toss my dough, either. It practically stretched itself! But it made for some great pizza. Yours looks really yummy!

  6. says

    Too funny – I’m glad you managed to coerce Grumpy into a photo :) My dough stretched by gravity rather than tossing too, so kudos on even getting some sort of photo out of it!

  7. says

    I thought this challenge was so much fun, too. We've decided we're going to have a pizza party with friends – it's just too yummy & fun. Love your pictures, too!

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