Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October Daring Baker's Challenge

I'm not going to bother telling you guys about my busy month, I've finally realised that every month is a busy month. But I do have to apologise for the shoddy post and photos this month, because both my sister and I are exhausted from school work, and finishing the challenge was all I could manage.

As for the challenge proper, despite the wonderful feedbacks from other daring bakers, this is neither the easiest nor best tasting pizza dough I've tried. It takes 2 days to cold rise, is incredibly sticky and for some reason, browns reluctantly. The tossing method, however, is interesting. Not only did I never imaged that I would attempt such a thing [and it is arguable that what I did can hardly be called tossing], it did result in amazingly thin crust, thinner than I have ever gotten anything to be. Unfortunately, due to my horrendous tossing skills, some parts got too thin, and fared rather badly under my juicy seafood topping.

I did 3 flavors, seafood, hawaiian, and banana. Seafood because I've never had a good seafood pizza outside, Hawaiian because my mom asked for it, and banana because I wanted to try a sweet pizza.

I thought the seafood turned out divine, brine-ny, succulent and literally over-flowing with topping, far better than anything I've ever had outside. I used prawns, mussels, button mushrooms and cheese with a sauce of tomato and garlic.

The hawaiian was good too, especially because I didn't go as crazy with the topping, the crust had a chance to bake properly without being drowned in juice. I topped it with black pepper ham, pinapple chunks, mushrooms and cheese, with a plain tomato sauce.

As for the banana, my sister thought they were the best, and they were rather delicious, despite the horrendously burnt cinnamon. This one I brushed with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon then top with sliced bananas. Any idea how I can incorporate the cinnamon without burning them?


Tara said...

your seafood one looks awesome!

Ruth said...

I love your tossing photo! The seafood pizza looks delicious!

Dragon said...

I love the seafood pizza. Yum!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I like the idea of the seafood pizza! I love seafood! You had fun tossing didnt you?! I couldn't even attempt that haha

Lynn said...

Your pizzas look fabulous. I haven't a clue as to how not to get the cinnamon to burn. Maybe if you mixed it with sugar first, I mean really really well, with more sugar than cinnamon, then sprinkle it over the bananas. Perhaps that would work. Anyway, love the seafood pizza. Well done.

Lisa said...

The variety of pizzas is impressive, and they all look amazing! I want that banana pizza! Great job!