Sunday, January 31, 2010

Risotteria Pizza Mix

Great pizza mix guys!  Risotteria is a Italian restaurant in the West Village that is gluten-free.  They have been around long before gluten-free became widespread.  Their food is fantastic and it's so good they have a line of mixes!  Risotteria's Pizza mix is awesome!  The outcome tastes so good.

The good thing about mixes is that you can keep them for up to a year.  Many months ago I had gone to Risotteria  in the West Village for dinner, and bought their Pizza dough baking mix.  So when I was designing my menu for last night I was excited that I still had it.  I was also a little nervous.  I have never made a pizza before. 

The recipe was easy.  All I had to do was add in 1 1/2 cups of warm water, 2 tsp. of Olive Oil and 2 tsp. of Cider Vinegar.  Not too hard to follow at all.

I have to say this was cool.  I was completely experimenting in my kitchen with no experience in making pizza. The dough texture was different then cookie dough texture.  It was almost like it had elasticity and would pull and retract, where as cookie dough, you pull but it does not retract.  It was squishy and heavy.  It was different then any dough I have ever dealt with.  So I rolled out half of the dough and this is what it looked like:

This pizza I rolled out thin.  But then I started feeling creative and took the remaining dough, rolled it out and used a Heart shaped cookie cutter and made individual pizza's in the shapes of hearts!  I personally thought I didn't roll the dough thin enough, but my friends loved them.

So I had both the super thin pizza and the thicker heart shaped individual pizza's.

I followed the remaining directions on the back of the package.  It said to bake the pizza's with nothing on them at 350 degree's till crunchy.  For the thin pizza I baked it for 15 minutes, and for the hearts about 20 minutes.  After that I was ready to decorate the pizza, and then cook for a bit longer.  First I dusted the pizza's with a bit of light olive oil with a cooking brush.  Then I added the Marinara Sauce, the fresh Basil, the fresh Mozarella and then the Parmesan Cheese on top.  These babies were ready to go into the oven!

After an additional 15 minutes of baking, my pizza's were ready.  I had to try one as it got out of the oven, and I surprised myself.  They were so good.  My guests fell in love with this pizza recipe!

Last minute I added freshly sliced baby tomato's for that extra tomato zing.  YUM!!

I strongly recommend this pizza mix.  It's the same as what Risotteria serves in their own restaurant!  It's a full-proof mix that everyone will enjoy!  Risotteria also has other baking mixes you can purchase like chocolate cake, carrot cake, breadsticks and more! Check out their website by clicking HERE.

xx Julie

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    Thanks for the comment, and yes, I will definitely check out your site.



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