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Pi Day Italian style! What says Pi better than a nice, warm, cheesy, vegetable laden pizza Pi? with crusty knots circling around telling the tale of Pi!
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Mangiar bene a te!
(Good eating to you!)
The ingredients make the Pi a Pi
You may use what you wish - we like ours with an Italian flair and so our list of ingredients is:
red and green peppers
olives (pitted are best)
basil for a last minute flourish
mozzarella cheese
red sauce
dough - homemade or store bought

Step 2: Dough

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Preheat oven to 425' and spray the pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper to avoid sticking
Find a compadre and stretch your dough out to fit the pan. We like our Pi to be round -
Precook the dough for 4 minutes at 425
Take out of the oven

Step 3: Toppings Prep

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While your Pi bakes, start assembling the ingredients
While everyone has favorite toppings, we like ours with an Italian flair
For an Italian Pi:
chop one onion
wash and slice mushrooms
pour two tablespoons of olive oil in a small frying pan, add onion and mushroom, saute together, with a pinch of cracked black pepper, until onion is golden and mushrooms are starting to brown
wash and thinly slice peppers
slice pepperoni
grate the mozzarella
SpagoPizza2 years ago
Good luck with the contest. I think the tomato sauce should not get so close to the border, leave some more space so the border colour is clearly visible.
mistyp3 years ago
It looks very tasty! Thank you for sharing and good luck on the contest!
Spio3 years ago
Try this:
for the tomato sauce, take 5 or 6 tomatoes than long ones (not the big ones or small, round salad).

Put them in a pot and bring to the boll. Wait 15 minutes, half an hour, until they lose their skin.

Turn off heat and remove the tomatoes from water, place them in a blender ... and blend.

After blending it all, put the tomato sauce in a glass jar, add a leaf of basil, and close it tightly.

Make sure the jarr will not open and put it back into the water to boil for another 30 minutes. Careful not to blow it up.

Wait for it to cool without opening the jar.

Now you have the tomato sauce as God commands or at least as an Italian from Naples :)

Before you put on pizza, pour into a pan or dish and add salt (how much is enough) and a drizzle of olive oil.

Do not add all the seasonings, just try it with real mozzarella, a little olive oil and some basil. At best, add the pepperoni.

Or tomato sauce, oregano and black olives.

The ingredients: mozzarella, basil, etc., should be put on the pizza dough raw. And then everything must be put in the oven at 200-220 °.

For the dough I do not know how to help, it is quite difficult, but at least you get something that gets closest to a pizza. Use the oven, it is better ventilated, at 220 ° until the pizza is not cooked. Put the pizza in the middle of the oven.

This is all I know how to make a pizza. I have attached the photo of the tomatoes that you use. And i'm sorry for my english :)
Hammock Boy (author)  Spio3 years ago
This sounds really cool. I will definitely try it and your English is great. I agree the dough is hard to make especially if it is to warm or humid out.
Probably very good to eat.

Your Italian dialect is different than what I am used to . i.e. mangiare or Pizze Piu Delizioso. Not into eating feet.
Hammock Boy (author)  Computothought3 years ago
Do you have any other favorite toppings?
sandrad353 years ago
Some anchovies might have been good?
Georgy63 years ago
sjohnson533 years ago
Neat. I usually just stick with pepperoni but I will have to try this.