A simple pizza, the fresh basil available from a container plant that hs been doing good this year. Keeping it trimmed to encourage growth. Also a wedge of Romano cheese has been purchased from the warehouse club. Good grade cheese is higher priced compared to the individually wrapped processed tasteless slices of what gets passed off as cheese. In the long run the increase in quality and price of the better cheese evens out as you need less to get what it is supposed to taste like.
A plain white bread dough recipe, enough to fill a large 14 inch cast iron skillet and a 12 inch skillet. The pizza additional shell is available for other family members to build their own.

20130608-094120.jpgrinsed and drained 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes.
Just a tad of sugar added. Fresh tomato is available but I opted to go with the canned for now. Some of the fresh tomato available is like a hot house variety, not tops on the list for flavor. None planned for the backyard this year…. On with the pizza…

20130608-094441.jpgfresh basil. Taste with your eyes….

20130608-094600.jpgno explanation needed.

20130608-094636.jpgdrizzle of oil standard with this pie, not shown, some smashed garlic.

20130608-094710.jpgyep… Thick billowy crust for this pizza.

20130608-094755.jpgassembly complete, into the 500 degree or better oven.

20130608-094844.jpgout of the pan and on to the rack for the finish. Don’t mind some cornmeal falling to the bottom of the oven. I have a silicone mat, received as a gift, installed.

20130608-094931.jpgon to the chopping block.

20130608-095008.jpgglad the weather was cool this night…..

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