So I have a confession to make. I don’t know the best path to explain this. Thus I will stick to the direct approach and just say. I don’t like pizza. I know. Hard to believe. I must be a freak. I love dough. I like tomato sauce. I adore cheese. But for some bizaro reason my taste buds clam up when they encounter that ordinary formula. I don’t think I ever met another person with my disability. You could say I am pizza challenged. Yes despite my aversion to this popular dish, I end up eating lots of it. Since I have a family with children dough + tomato sauce + cheese is super popular in my house hold. Which means I am confronted with my strangeness, again, again and again. I tried all sorts of things to dismantle this puzzle. I tried different types of pizza. I tried making it myself in different types and shapes and ingredients. Sometimes to arrive at the essence of a dilemma you need to complicate things before they get simplified for you. So here I am adding a layer of complexity to the pizza puzzle. Combine my pizza dislike with my inability to understand art. Ok! Let’s see how this goes. Let’s go Abstract Pizza: A pizza inspired by abstract art.
Appropriately, My abstract painting pizza looked better uncooked than after it was baked.
Here is the raw pizza
So you can say that edibility killed the art in this case. I can’t say I learned any lessons from this experiment other than that I need find a better technique for creating pizza art. This trial was a total failure. The quest will continue.
Music by Kevin MacLeod. Song title “Anamalie”. Visit his website at http://incompetech.com/
Ingredients for Abstract Pizza
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
1 table spoon yeast
1 table spoon sugar
Recipe for Abstract Pizza
To make the dough, I placed the yeast and sugar in the warm water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then I added water on top of flour and salt. Poured the olive oil on top and mixed by spoon. Then I kneaded the dough for about 10 minutes. I covered the dough with a kitchen towel and let it rest for one hour. Later I punched in the risen dough and kneaded it some more for a few minutes. Cut the dough into half. Use the second half to create a conventional pizza for comparison.
I make a black olive sauce by mixing olives with olive oil.
Cooked the asparagus in boiling water for 2 minutes.
Placed the sauces then the rest of the toppings.
Baked it until it was brown around the edges.
This is one of many recipes I created to inspire me while writing a novel about food.
If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy my Snake Pizza recipe.