Pizza Competition

8 Nov

For weeks, Fernanda and Len have been discussing and debating their pizza recipes.

  • Flour: O or OO
  • Yeast: Dry or Fresh
  • Essential toppings
  • Number of kneading times
  • Mozzarella: wet or dry
  • Thickness of dough
  • And so on.

How to resolve? A friendly pizza competition would be held and Carlo and I would be the judges. I know, I know, two judges does not make for a legitimate panel, but we weren’t complaining.

Fernanda and Len each shopped and then made their dough (pasta in Italian) separately, then came together for the preparation.

To add to the fun, I purchased an apron for each of them.

Who won?

Len preparing his toppings:

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Fernanda working her dough:

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And after several long hours of anticipation, they were ready.

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Time for rolling:

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Then adding the toppings:

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Fernanda’s delicious pizza, out of the oven:

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Len’s delicious pizza, out of the oven:

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Carlo and I, being fairly smart people, deemed it a tie! And actually, Carlo and I were the winners because they cooked and we ate.

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Antipasto, vino rosso, and homemade pizza – what a great way to spend an evening with friends. And yes, they are already planning for next year’s competition.

Ciao,
Judy

20 Responses to “Pizza Competition”

  1. Paula November 8, 2015 at 12:41 PM #

    Bernie and I volunteer as judges next year.

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  2. Sandy Holswade November 8, 2015 at 1:41 PM #

    Len’s looked really yummy! What fun!!

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  3. Sandra Chiarandini November 8, 2015 at 2:30 PM #

    Cool! They look gummy! What does Len have on his pizza? Porcini?

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  4. John Volpe November 8, 2015 at 3:35 PM #

    Looks like loads of fun! Wish I was there to help with the eatimg!

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  5. John Volpe November 8, 2015 at 3:39 PM #

    Looks like loads of fun. Wish I were there to help with the eating!!

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    • blogginginitaly November 8, 2015 at 3:46 PM #

      You’d be a great judge too!

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      • Dominic mosca November 8, 2015 at 4:39 PM #

        Great looking pizza

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      • blogginginitaly November 8, 2015 at 4:51 PM #

        and great looking people too!

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  6. jean November 8, 2015 at 4:57 PM #

    I’m sure Len’s methods were very precise and scientific 🙂
    So was the prize gelato for everyone?

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    • blogginginitaly November 8, 2015 at 5:01 PM #

      Actually, he was a bit worried as he was having to convert measurements and use different utensils, ovens, and most of all, yeast. As for prizes, they each got an apron and we were too full for dessert.

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  7. Bobbie Morgan November 8, 2015 at 5:41 PM #

    Well, how fun is that. The pizzas look amazing and yes, you and Carlo were the smart ones! That kitchen looks very familiar….Casa Celeste, yes?? Hope Rodg & I can be part of the fun next time.

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    • blogginginitaly November 9, 2015 at 2:41 AM #

      Yes, that’s exactly where we were. Hope to see you next year!

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  8. Emily Ragsdale November 8, 2015 at 6:02 PM #

    YUM!!! Makes me hungry for pizza!!!

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  9. Jane McBryde November 8, 2015 at 7:07 PM #

    I am very jealous! Would have loved to have been a taster!!!!

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  10. Connelly, Vincent J. November 8, 2015 at 8:06 PM #

    Len won! Len won! Cubs win the pennant! Len won!!

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