California Pizza Kitchen Cookbook
By Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield
These were the lawyers who started a concept known as California style although others had done “gourmet pizzas” before. There are only two dough recipes one basic and one honey-wheat.
The basic recipe: (page 7)
1 tsp yeast
˝ cup plus 1 Tbl water 105-110
1 ˝ cups bread flour or AP
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 Tbl extra virgin olive oil
Add yeasted water to the rest of ingredients, let rise 2 hours, refrigerate overnight.
Makes two pizzas.
The rest of the book covers gourmet toppings from eggplant to seafood.
CPK famous BBQ chicken is in there. Chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, gouda and mozzarella and cilantro. See page 14.
The book is $20.00 or your library will have it. 641.824 C153zf.
Is the pizza any good? I’m a Shakey’s man and biased.
And this is foo-foo food to me. I first ate CPK pizza in National airport (DC), so you must like it on the east coast some. As always, it's a matter of taste.