29 October 2008

Daring Baker Pizzas....that's A'more!!!!!!

Once again it is Daring Baker time!!!!! Browsing and clicking through the blogosphere today take a few minutes to see what the over 900 Daring Bakers have been up to this month.

This months Daring Bakers’ Challenge is hosted by the lovely Rosa of Rosa’s Yummy Yums. Originally she was to host this month with Sher of What Did You Eat? and Glenna of A Fridge Full of Food ,but, tragically Sher passed away in July. They had talked about making pizza for the next challenge, so, in honour of Sher Rosa stayed with the plan. She has done an excellent job answering questions on the forum and giving moral support. Now that's A'more!!!!!!

The Daring Bakers is the brainchild of our beautiful and talented co-founders Lis at La Mia Cucina and Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice . We are given a challenge each month, choose a day to bake our little hearts out and then we all post our top secret recipe on the same day. Today is that day!!!!!

When I saw this months challenge I was ecstatic. PIZZA!!!!That's A'more!!!!!!!! We tossed and pulled our way to pizza dough success. As some of you know I have a second job working at a pizza joint and therefore have not made my own pizza dough in some time. You will find the recipe here.

Today you are inundated with DARING BAKER PIZZAS of all shapes, sizes and flavours in honour of Sher!!!!! The original recipe is taken from “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice” by Peter Reinhart. We were allowed a lot of leeway and artistic creativity with this months challenge.

Simple for me if often best, so, I opted for a chicken/pesto combination with provolone, white cheddar and mozzarella topping. Cook 1 large seasoned chicken breast and slice. Layer your own homemade pesto on dough and top with a combination of cheeses and the chicken. I added tiny heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil in the last few moments of cooking. I am a "tomatoes after" kind of gal. This pizza combined all of my favourite flavours. If I had have thrown a potato on there this could be my final meal...if ever I had to have one that is.

So Sher I hope you are seeing all of our wonderful combinations and creations. We are loving your smile looking down upon us. We miss you!!

The Verdict.....the photo speaks for itself!!!

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42 comments:

  1. I wish I was sitting in your header eating that pizza pie. Now thats A'more!

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  2. Your pizza looks delish!!

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  3. Now that is a very pretty pizza... A work of art, in fact!

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  4. The first easy challenge I see at Daring Bakers. Maybe I should join. Your pizza sounds delicious.

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  5. Hi Val what a lovely tribute to Sher and I do hope she is looking down on us D.B's with all our pizzas on show!!

    Your pizza looks absolutely delicious!! Well done :)

    Rosie x

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  6. Very well done, my friend! Your pizza looks fabulous and really scrumptious! I'm glad you liked the recipe...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. Loved the toppings Val...am all set to come over for a meal. Delcious combination...chicken & pesto; yum, a pizza made in heaven. Just my kind pizza!

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  8. OH yeah, the photo speaks for itself, what a wonderful combination of ingredients :D

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  9. Great pizza Val! I much prefer fresh tomatoes on pizza.
    Potato pizza is really excellent, give it a go.

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  10. Your pizza looks super delicious! I had no idea you worked in a pizza joint. How fun!

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  11. Stunning. I love your toppings.

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  12. Yummy pizza Val, wish I were having this for lunch today (and you are right, the photo speaks for itself)!

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  13. You could put that on a Christmas buffet, it's beautiful.

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  14. Oh Val, your pizza looks so good! Love your choice of toppings! Great challenge!

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  15. This looks absolutely amazing Val, and that's what real pizza is to me - a good crust and a few ingredients that can shine and look good, too!

    Brava!

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  16. That looks absolutely delicious! Homemade pizza is the best!

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  17. The photo says delicious to me.

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  18. Looks like one lovely chicken pizza!

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  19. Your Pizza looks great Val! I love the flavour combo.
    xoxo

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  20. I LOVE the colors on your pizza! They make it so much more tempting. (Can you believe I've never made homemade pizza dough? I gotta get on the ball!)

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  21. Lookin beautiful AND tasty!

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  22. Chicken/pesto combination would have been my choice.

    Lovely Val, this looks so yummy, hard to resist.

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  23. Val the pizza looks so beautiful,its simplicity brings out its beauty.I like to make my own dough everytime :)

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  24. that was a great way of remembering your friend, so sweet and thoughtful... and your pizza looks just right... yum... :)

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  25. Oh, delicious! I love the fresh tomatoes!

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  26. What a perfect looking pizza. I really like the addition of the tiny heirloom tomatoes-I'll bet that tasted great.

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  27. Firstly, your pizza is amazing!!! Secondly, I just came from Lis's blog where her title is "when the moon hits your eye"...I wander here and what do I find...sheesh, now I'll be hearing this in my head all night.

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  28. That photo does speak for itself! Yum!

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  29. That photo does say it all. Chicken and cheese sounds yummy! It wouldn't have lasted long around here.

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  30. You're right - the photo soooo speaks for itself! Looks great!

    -DTW
    www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  31. It looks so light and not at all "sinful". Most of the time pizzas are so full of calories, this one however doesn't!

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  32. You did a wonderful job with the pizza challenge! Looks to die for!

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  33. nobody turns down a good pizza!

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  34. I love all the different cheeses that you put on your pizza, I am a big cheese lover!

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  35. I'm a huge fan of pesto on pizza

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  36. Great job on the Pizza Val! I wish I had the time this month but nonetheless... Your pizza is just great!

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  37. 900 Daring Bakers! I had no idea. That's amazing. I'm glad Rosa stuck with Sher's plan. What a great way to honor her. She sounded like a lovely woman.

    Your choice of pizza toppings look delicious!

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  38. Gorgeous pizza! I did pesto on one of mine as well!

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  39. Wonderful pizza Vall, look so yummy!!! Gloria

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  40. Mmmmmm...so pretty and delicious looking!

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  41. The photo DOES speak for itself! Beautiful and delicious! ;)

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  42. Oooh, what a great combination of toppings! The chicken pesto cheese idea realyl works for me - can you send a slice over for my lunch please??

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Val

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