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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2012, 09:55:39 AM »
After seeing Don's beautiful Oyster Mushroom Pizza, and John's amazing "Tennis Racket Pie", I'm almost embarrassed to post!

I would say your stromboli is more than worthy!

CL
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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2012, 08:16:48 PM »
This was a fun and very tasty personal size deep dish. Sauteed buttons with green pepper, onion and garlic. I layered some mozz at the bottom, followed by some hand crushed plum tomatoes then the mushroom mix with some chopped black olives. Garnished with crushed oregano.
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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2012, 02:37:20 PM »
that looks delicious, don!

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2012, 04:58:23 PM »
Thanks CDN, I ate it all,oink/oink. I've come to the conclusion based on the very few deep dish I've made that semolina flour, I have none now, is an aid to pulling the sides up, but I discovered last night that with floured hands it helped dry the surface just enough to keep the sides from falling. I wish I could find more of these black enameled pans, oh well. I have more ideas for this month but I'm running out of time :(
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that looks delicious, don!

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2012, 10:11:43 PM »
Don, that looks really good.  It looks pretty too, but I mean it looks good to Eat.

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2012, 10:38:16 AM »
Bill, Thanks so very much for the post on focaccia de Recco! Baked quesadillas in my neck of the woods, I've done three so far to take to parties and they have been a huge hit. I use Oaxaca cheese. I take along an avocado, jalapeno, sour creme spread and they just disappear. I'll get a photo taken for another birthday party Tuesday night. Thanks again.
Don

To get the [dough] ball rolling, here is my entry. It is new for me because it is the first time I haven't precooked the mushrooms. In this case, the mushrooms are sliced paper-thin on a mandolin. They cook quickly, there is little moisture released, and the fragrance is captured by the upper crust. I made three of these focaccia di Recco today for a light lunch:

1) cheese and mushrooms
2) cheese, meatballs, and mushrooms
3) cheese, salami, and mushrooms

Paper thin dough, 24-hour room temp fermentation, rolled by hand. Perfect way to start the New Year.

 

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2012, 10:40:47 AM »
Thank you Tom, I will be putting that one in rotation from time to time :D
Don

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2012, 05:44:46 PM »
I found some cremini at the Sunday market and whipped this out for dinner. The brown coloring must be from the the mushrooms, havenīt had that with just cheese. Thanks Bill.
Don

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2012, 07:25:15 PM »
i really wanted to do something more creative than just putting mushrooms on pizza, but in the end i just took the easy way out  :-D.  This one has pepperoni, onions, and TONS of sliced crimini (2 tubs worth, I think they're 8 oz each fresh mass but don't quote me on that).  I sliced the shrooms very thin using a food processor, and then roasted them in my preheating oven to drive off the water.  Turned out GREAT, no soggy pie!

couple more pics at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,15203.msg167585.html#msg167585 if anyone is interested
« Last Edit: January 15, 2012, 07:32:57 PM by CDNpielover »

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2012, 08:19:45 AM »
CDN, Mighty fine pie there. Makes me wish I had a bigger oven.
Don


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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2012, 04:16:47 PM »
Don, I must say that deep dish pizza looks great. It has inspired me to try one myself! Good work.

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2012, 11:25:04 AM »
I thought I would share a photo of last night's pizza. It was topped with Gruyere and mozzarella cheese, finely crumbled baked potato, leeks, olive oil, crimini mushrooms and and finished with winter truffles out of the oven.
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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2012, 11:43:53 AM »
I thought I would share a photo of last night's pizza. It was topped with Gruyere and mozzarella cheese, finely crumbled baked potato, leeks, olive oil, crimini mushrooms and and finished with winter truffles out of the oven.
Jim


OMG, that sounds (and looks) incredible.

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2012, 01:03:16 PM »
+1

OMG, that sounds (and looks) incredible.

CL

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2012, 08:44:11 PM »
Tie in with a post today about hamburger as a topping. Made some spicy Sloppy Joe hamburger with manchego cheese, mushrooms and jalapenos. All I had were buttons but in the past I have used portebellos. Two minute bake, great browning to the Mexican cheese. Very good!
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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2012, 08:51:07 PM »
After 42 years of looking, finally a sloppy joe that appeals to me!
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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2012, 08:57:16 PM »
lol Craig, and I'm not a big fan either :-D
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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2012, 02:48:44 PM »
Craig and Don,
Thanks!

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After 42 years of looking, finally a sloppy joe that appeals to me!
LOL... +1

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2012, 09:51:37 PM »
This isnít really keeping in theme with being creative, but a customer that usually buys a whole pizza from me each week, asked me last week if they brought the toppings if I would bake them on the pizza.  I said yes, I would put their toppings on a pizza for them.  Sorry, this wasnít really creative, but at least there are mushrooms.

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Re: January 2012 Monthly Challenge: "Mushrooms"
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2012, 01:48:50 PM »
Baby bellas, queso Oaxaca, pork belly. Ischia crust. Tiny drizzle of white truffle oil after baking.