Sunday, November 6, 2011
I found a simple focaccia recipe here and mixed it up in the morning and let it grow all day.
Half of the recipe got cut into buns because I'm working on a blackened chicken sandwich that my friend LOVES at the Continental here in Des Moines and it has a focaccia bun.
The other half got flattened out on my pizza stone and covered in goodies.
Instead of buying a jar of pesto, I bought a packet. I remember my mom having these pesto packets at home all the time and I HATED them. And now that I've actually tasted it (weird) I love it.
I would have obviously rather made fresh pesto from basil and pine nuts, however, I was on a tight budget and I figured the pesto wouldn't exactly be the star of this pizza... It was more like a collection of semi-famous stars equaling a yummy pizza.
The pesto was spread over my dough and then I put sliced roma tomatoes over that. The yummy mozzarella cheese (okay, maybe the star) covered that and I baked it till the edges were brown and the cheese looked sufficiently toasted.
I loved this pizza when it first came out of the oven, but it's not a killer left-over. Pizza usually isn't my favorite next-day lunch. And if I do it again I might just skip the tomatoes. November tomatoes leave much to be desired.
This was 100 times better than frozen fare, but not quite as good as Gusto. mmm.