October 29, 2008

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! :)

41 comments:

Cristine said...

Great job! This challenge was so much fun. I also had friends over for pizza night. Your pizza looks delicious!

Meg said...

Love all the pics! Your pizza looks fantastic!

Zesty Cook said...

Great {ics... Love the pizza!

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

Looks like a very fun evening with delicious pizza had by all!

Barbara Bakes said...

Your tossing looks like it went better than mine. Grumpy made a great looking pizza!

RecipeGirl said...

Terrific! I found that the dough stretched pretty easily too and didn't have to toss it much.

Bellini Valli said...

Great that everyone got in on the action Honey B:D

Megan said...

Mine tore too! But it was sure fun trying. Did you get much snow? In much pain?

Stephanie said...

Yum, I love homemade pizza, but I've never tried tossing the dough! I prefer the safer method of just pressing it out on a flat surface. :-)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Most excellent Honey! I thought it was very tender dough but lucked out as I got no holes!
Grumpy did great on his pizza!

Laura said...

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!

familiabencomo said...

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

Aggie said...

Oh that pizza looks delicious!! I don't think I would have been able to toss successfully either!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Very yummy. You know, pizza is one of my favorite food. Yours look delicious. I can almost smell it from here.

And what a lovely witch you are !!!!! Happy Halloween.

Ingrid said...

Great job on the pizza! Looks goooood.
~ingrid

Vera said...

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 :)

Ally said...

Yum, Grumpy's pizza looks delicious! What a great idea to share with friends!

Elra said...

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.
Cheers,
Elra

Natashya said...

Pizza looks great! How wonderful that you could share the fun with friends, too.

Di said...

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!

Pam said...

It's great to finally see what Grumpy looks like. It was a fun and delicious challenge...my kids loved making their own pizza.

Libby said...

Lovely pizza- I couldn't toss mine, either- but at least you got a nice shot!

Engineer Baker said...

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!

sleepingbear said...

Whether stretched or tossed your dough and , of course, pizzas look fantastic. Seems everyone enjoyed them as well!!!!

averagebetty said...

That looks SO good HoneyB! I'd say, you kicked some daring butt :)

Fit Chick said...

Good job at tossing, mine wasn't so great, LOL. Nice pics, and great looking pizzas.

Heather B said...

Great job! It looks delicious!

noble pig said...

I love seeing everyone throw their pizza pie...your's are beautiful!

Jude said...

Looks fun.. Too bad I poked holes in my first pieces dough when I tried tossing.

Tasty Trends said...

that looks delicious! i LOVE LOVE LOVE pepperoni

Jessica said...

Yum! Great job!

Zoe Francois said...

Your pizza party looks fabulous! Wish I'd been there!

Rebecca said...

Good job with the challenge. Grumpy's pizza looks almost professional!

Nicole said...

Love the photo of you tossing the dough! Instead of having a pizza party, we're just making the fun last by eating pizza over three days! :-)

peanutbutterandjulie said...

What a fantastic set of photos, especially the ones of the dough tossing technique! Looks like a fun time was had by all! Great job on the challenge.

Erica said...

Yum! Your pizza makes me sad I didn't go for rich tomato sauce and gooey cheese on mine!

shellyfish said...

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!

Dharm said...

Great looking Pizza! First time I've missed a challenge but I just couldnt get the time. Your pizza looks just wonderful!

natalia said...

Wow ! I love the looks of your pizza ! (and the cupcakes, the biscotti and so on...)

Glenna said...

Great dough tossing pic and the pizza looks wonderful. Great pics of the guys chowing down.

Kevin said...

Your pizza looks great and it looks like you had fun tossing them.

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