Rome: One of my favorite cities on the PLANET! I had fantasies of living there before I even visited, and you can only imagine how my desire has grown since I vacationed there a few summers ago. I think my love of Rome started while teaching about Ancient Civilizations to Middle Schoolers. The history and culture are both so rich that it’s hard to not become mesmerized with it all!
One thing that amazed me about Rome was the tangible reminders of its ancient past strune about the city in places I wasn’t expecting. Like this pair of columns. We were waiting to cross a busy intersection and across the street from us were these columns surrounded by the modern city that is Rome. If that’s not evidence of an “ Eternal City”, I don’t know what is!
|More of the Roman Forum|
I knew the food in Italy was going to be amazing and the pizza unlike anything I’ve ever had before, but oh my! I fell madly and deeply in love with Roman Pizza. It had an amazing crunch; the crust was nice and crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside. The day I landed back in the U.S. I knew I needed to hunt down duplicate recipes of what I found in Rome. It has taken me 3 years, but I’ve finally found it! I have been waiting on pins and needles to share this series with you all, but I wanted to test and re-test to make sure I got it just right…and I so did! So, for the next 4 Fridays I will be sharing my version of different kinds of pizzas I had in Rome. I hope you enjoy!
|Look at all those fresh ingredients!|
|If you like your cheese a little more browned, then keep the pizza in the oven a little longer.|
|Are you hungry yet!?!|
Cook’s Notes: Once the dough has been placed in the oiled bowl, it can be transferred to the refrigerator and kept for up to 24 hours. Bring the dough to room temperature, 2 to 2 1/2 hours, before proceeding with step 4. When kneading the dough on high speed, the mixer tends to wobble and move on the counter.