Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Top 5 Ways to Make Homemade Pizza

Straight from the kitchen of “The Pizza Expert,”, the ultimate resource for pizza reviews and recipes, is featuring the top 5 ways to make a homemade pizza. Through his website, “The Pizza Expert” explains in each pizza review, how to make the best and worst pizza a little bit better.

“I’m constantly thinking of creative ways to enjoy pizza” said Craig Agranoff, founder of “Every family has a pizza night and if you can’t go out to your favorite pizza establishment stay in and make your own favorite recipe. For fun with the family, the upside down will be a hit, it's a different experience then you and the kids are used to. Relatively hard to burn the roof of your mouth, when made this way. Here’s a couple of my favorite ways to eat pizza.”

Top 5 Ways to Make a Homemade Pizza:
Grandma Pizza: It’s a thin crunchy pizza with spicy tomato sauce and lots of fresh basil. It appears when looking at it to be a thin-crusted Sicilian pan pizza. The pie is spread out into an already oiled square pizza plan. The pie is then topped with shredded mozzarella cheese, and some lightly cooked tomatoes. Finish with chopped garlic and a dash of olive oil on top.

Double Decker Pizza (Inside Out Pizza): This pizza has the crust on both the bottom and the top. The pizza is wrapped around with the dough and all the ingredients are found inside. Normal recipes for this include your favorite toppings, cheese and sauce.

Upside Down Pizza: Dough rises on average 2 times. A very light coating of sweet red sauce is evenly placed on and then extra virgin olive oil is applied to the dough. This dough is then layered with Sliced Mozzarella cheese and placed in the oven to cook. Once slightly melted, some sweet tomato sauce is smothered on top, and placed back into the oven for the final cooking. The crust must be extra crispy as well when making pies upside down. Finish with parmesan cheese and a fruitful splash of extra virgin olive oil.

Vegetarian Nightmare: This is not your typical vegetarian pizza. It’s topped with over 10 toppings such as, steamed asparagus tips and spinach, sautéed eggplant and zucchini, roasted garlic and fennel, fresh basil and rosemary, tapenade and nuts. Topped with 2 teaspoons of olive oil drizzled on top and fresh parmesan cheese.

Organic Flatbread Pizza: Here’s a creative alternative with a twist of healthy alternatives. Choose a crust (whole wheat, unbleached herb and spelt) and cheese (organic, rice or soy mozzarella), a couple meats (organic sausage or organic, free-range chicken) and a load of veggies.

About the Pizza Expert
The Pizza Expert is known as “Lapp” and his goal is to travel the world in search of the best pizza. He shares what he finds when he's had a slice on Growing up in the New York Metro area, he learned what some of the best and worst pizza are like. Going beyond the “college dorm box pizza,” he looks for real, restaurant pizza with high standards of quality.

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