Braided Semolina Bread

Bread with soup. Bread for toast. Bread to sop up the last streaks of sauce or gravy or pan juices. I suppose you might be able to survive without bread, but you sure can’t live without it. A big, fat, puffy, chewy, golden loaf of homemade bread is just about the best thing that could [Read On]

Homemade Naan

Welcome to part IV of the series of component dishes  to make the transcendent ‘Second to Naanwich’ that still has me obsessed almost three weeks after eating it. (Don’t forget to peek at Part I, Candied Jalapenos a.k.a. Cowboy Candy, Part II, Homemade Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Yogurt Salsa [Raita] and Part III, Homemade Ghee [Read On]

Ham and Cheese Bites

This past weekend I officially became my mother. If you’ve been reading me for a while, you’re aware that I am the eldest child in a large family that includes a baby sister.  This baby sister of mine is still in high school.  Sadly, she is not hopelessly stupid.  No, she’s in high school because [Read On]

Grilled Pizza Dough Throwdown: Part III The finale Fried Pizza Dough

I fully expected that Peter Reinhart’s grilled pizza dough (based on the famed Il Forno grilled pizzas) would spank my semolina dough six ways from Sunday.  Here’s the thing, though…   It didn’t.    Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not saying mine was superior. I have a long way to go before I can come near [Read On]

Grilled Pizza Dough Throwdown: Part II Mise En Place

  To recap:    In my first pizza dough throwdown post I pitted Peter Reinhart’s grilled pizza dough from “My American Pie” against my very own Foodie With Family semolina grilled pizza dough recipe.  The dough was prepared rested in the fridge overnight.   Now we move on to preparing the pizza.    Making sure you have everything [Read On]

Grilled Pizza Dough Throwdown: Part I Semolina Grilled Pizza Dough

I am, as you may have noticed, powerfully obsessed with pizza. The quest for the perfect pizza recipe is one that has dogged me my entire cooking life.  I’ve made so many pizza dough variations that I’ve now lost track.  Beer, semolina, all purpose flour, high gluten flour, whole grain flour, extra virgin olive oil, [Read On]