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Gourmet Artisan Pizzas

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I haven’t posted about my obsession with creating some amazing Artisan Pizzas lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been experimenting. Check out this bevy of yummy delights I have created over the last few months:

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Artisan Gourmet Pizza…

A delicious close up shot of my mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, peppers, fresh basil artisan pizza. Yummy!
A delicious close up shot of my mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, peppers, fresh basil artisan pizza. Yummy!

Recently, I decided to create another installment in our pizza adventures.

Now instead of following along the lines of a specific well known pizza, like a margherita pizza for instance, I thought I would just add flavours that we like and would possibly use if we ordered a pizza: mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, peppers, fresh basil.

I, of course, started with premade handmade pizza dough that I had stashed in my freezer, let it defrost and rise. Then when ready, I brushed it with my Herbed Grill Oil, placed slices of yummy mozzarella, then placed the rest of the toppings – bacon, pepperoni, and orange peppers all over the pizza. But before putting it in the over, I dropped spoonfuls of my freshly made Chunky Tomato Basil Sauce all over the pizza.

I then cooked the pizza in the oven until it was perfectly cooked. Sprinkled it with fresh basil.. and Yum!!! 🙂

It just doesn't get any better than this!! :)
It just doesn’t get any better than this!! 🙂
Yummy artisan pizza!
Yummy artisan pizza!

The Margheritan… Again!

Up close and personal with my delicious ingredients!
Up close and personal with my delicious ingredients!

Sometimes the simplicity of just really fresh and flavourful ingredients make the best pizzas. Don’t get me wrong, I love to make some very creative and unique artisan pizzas, but sometimes, you just want classic yumminess. 😉

The Margheritan!
The Margheritan!

I will admit, I have eaten many a margheritan pizza in a wide range of restaurants throughout my life. Most of the time, I come to the same conclusion.. unfortunately.. a lot: they can be very bland. Why? Well, that’s because of the ingredients. And probably most importantly, it’s the tomatoes! If you don’t use fresh, luscious, flavourful tomatoes, your pizza will be flat. I am amazed at how many restaurants probably end up using a hothouse tomato instead of a vine-ripen tomato. It honestly makes all of the difference. That, combined with the fresh garlic and basil gives you what is probably one of the simplest, yet most delicious combinations! 🙂

Yummy!
Yummy!