Last night my sister, Laurel and her husband Jim joined me and my husband, Rich in a throwdown challenge set into motion last summer: Which one of us makes the best pizza?Last June, when we cooked up this idea, it was faaarrrrr tooo hot to bake pizzas all day, so we planned to have the ultimate Pizza Cook-Off some day in February.That day was yesterday.
We all gathered at the house to show what we had: and man-oh-man the competition was tough!First Laurel made her pizza: herbed crust, lots of meat and fresh veggies.Then I made mine: Naples-style with Timber Creek Mozzarella, basil, onion, garlic and store-bought pepperoni.In the meantime, I had baked a peach pie with white peaches that I got from TCF last summer.Last August when they were ripe, I just sliced them up, tossed them with a little sugar and lemon juice and froze them in a zip-lock bag for use on some cold, winter’s day.I also churned up some homemade vanilla ice cream made with Amish Whipping Cream and Amish Whole Milk.Whew!It was a daunting day, but somebody had to prove my pizza was best!!
We didn’t rush. We took our time and even had a “do over” to be sure that the very best representative pizzas would be offered up for the judges.In the end, over pie ala mode and coffee we declared it a “draw”, but we had a heck of a lot of fun getting there!
PSSSTT!! Click on pizza for an even more delicious view!!