This is the face of a child who has been promised beets for dinner.
Take one ball of Neopolitan pizza dough, homemade. Preferably 00 flour. Roll/stretch to paper thin-ness. Try not to weep at your failure to make a perfect circle.
Bake in a hot oven (max temperature) on a pizza stone for 8 minutes.
Behold, what She Who Must Be Obeyed calls "Purple Pizza." A bit Dali-esque in shape, but surprisingly delicious.
Eat. Regrettably, I cannot include pictures of her eating, as the beet juice makes for an image far gorier than any piggie pictures I've ever posted. Seriously.
Well, this one's early enough - just to serve as proof that she likes it. Honest - she's been demanding it for days.
For the adults - same dough, same misshapen paper-thin sheet. Add: Tomato sauce (I add lemon juice to freshen, plus garlic and dried herbs); sauteed baby bella mushrooms; briefly sauteed chopped onions; uncured canadian bacon; basil. . .
Bake on stone in hot oven, 8-9 minutes.
The pictures do no justice (no more iPhone pics) - The cheese emulsifies with the sauce and mushroom liquor, making for a shockingly savory, crispy, ultra-thin pizza. You'd think it has twice as much cheese as it does.
Slice. Eat with a nice chianti. Repeat.
More to come soon, including possible crawfish and, oh. . . a whole roasted young wild boar. Why the hell not.
We're back. Cheers.