Artisan Bread in Five Pizza Party!

Thanks everyone for your well wishes. I do appreciate all of your kindness and support. I am feeling a little better, still not back to my “normal” self yet. I have lost my love for cooking, baking, and eating. So sad!! I might need Josh to take over for awhile if this week doesn’t get better.

But today is all about partying with pizza! We recently invited some friends over for an Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day pizza party. Josh made the master recipe a couple days prior to the party. This made hosting so much easier. The day of the party we made a homemade sauce, collected a bunch of toppings, and pulled out the dough from the refrigerator. Talk about simple!

When the guests arrived Josh rolled out the dough for everyone. We let our friends create their own pizzas. We had a bunch of toppings to choose from: peppers, olives, tomatoes, onions, pepperoni, canadian bacon, fresh basil, and of course mozzarella cheese. It was a ton of fun!

Our friends were amazed at the ABin5 crust. It really is SO easy and SO delicious! Next time you are in the mood for pizza, give it a try. And if you are looking for a fun dinner party idea, try an ABin5 pizza party. It was loads of fun! My pizza sauce recipe is below and if you want the dough recipe buy the book: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day.

Pizza Sauce Recipe

Olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Fennel seeds, a dash
Crushed red pepper, a dash
2 cans of petite diced tomatoes, drained
1 can of tomato sauce
Salt/pepper, to taste
Fresh basil, a small handful, chopped
Italian seasoning (I use a blend by Emeril)

1. Heat a little olive oil in a large sauce pan. Saute onion until tender.
2. Add in garlic, fennel seeds, and crushed red pepper. Saute for a minute or two.
3. Add in diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.
4. Season with salt, pepper, fresh basil, and Italian seasoning.
5. With an immersion blender, puree the sauce until you get the consistency you are looking for. I do this to make it more of a “sauce.” If you don’t mind the tomato chunks, you can skip the blending part. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can transfer the sauce to a regular blender and puree.
6. I let my sauce simmer for at least 30 minutes to bring out the flavor.
7. Spread on pizza dough when ready. You can freeze leftover sauce!