Saturday, September 3, 2011

Recipe's from Alexandra's Kitchen & Marcella Hazen

Spent a furious afternoon in the kitchen baking Ernie's birthday request. It was fun and the end result was perfect as it always is when I use recipes from Alexandra's kitchen. She had suggested Marcella Hazen's tomato sauce recipe on Pizza Margherita with delicious results.
For me it was two new recipes but regretfully the kitchen sink showed that I have not perfected the execution of it. Notwithstanding that the results were great.
My section of the Pizza Margherita had anchovies and Ernie's pizza and a half had the Lepori Italian Sausage. We were both happy! The Nectarine pizza was also the best dessert I have eaten and it only had 2 tsp. of sugar in the bread dough. If you follow the Alexandra's kitchen link you can find the recipes. I didn't have time to make the home--made ricotta so I used mozzarella for both pizzas. You can make the tomato sauce while you are making the dough. I picked the basil from my garden and the tomatoes also from the garden. I used the "freeze the tomatoes" suggestion to peel the tomatoes. It was a breeze in this hot Sacramento summer. Have fun cooking.


  1. Happy Birthday Ernie! My birthday wishes to you are a little belated I know but I hope you had a great day. The pizza certainly sounds like a tasty birthday meal. Thanks to your blog Diana I've learnt a new tomato trick - freeze then peel. I always put tomatoes in boiling water then peel them but the freeze method might be easier. The nectarine pizza sounds interesting, and delicious too.

  2. Looks fantastic Diana! So glad to know that the freezing technique works. I'm going to try that next time. Thanks!