Daring Bakers: Pizza Party

This month’s Daring Bakers challenge was chosen by Rosa, who writes one of the blogs I visit on almost a daily basis.

The recipe for October was for a two-day pizza dough.  Although I love my own pizza dough recipe that takes only about 30 minutes to create from assembling the ingredients to popping the pizza in the oven, I accepted this challenge with enthusiasm.  After all, that’s what being a Daring Baker is all about, right?

My pizza was topped with my own homemade pizza sauce (you can get the recipe on Charmian Christie’s Blog) and Oliver’s favourite topping combo: golden pineapple and bacon.

The resulting pizza made a good Sunday afternoon lunch but to be honest, I won’t use this crust recipe again. My own faster-to-make dough is  more delicious (or maybe just more familiar and therefore more accepted by my little family?).

What I will do is participate in next month’s Daring Bakers challenge and I will check out what all my fellow Daring Bakers from around the world thought of this recipe by visiting this website. I hope you will, too!

38 Responses to Daring Bakers: Pizza Party

  1. marye says:

    I love that combo..your pizza came out nice! I thought I would like my pizza crust better but this was so thin and crispy perfect that I think this one wins over mine.

  2. Your pizza looks really good . It was a good challenge. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

  3. Rosa says:

    Your pizza looks absolutely scrumptious! Very well done!



  4. I need to do a pizza crust one day – but I need to figure out what type of pizza I need to create. I’m loving your combo here though!


  5. BakinginOregon - Erik says:

    I agree, I don’t think I’ll use this crust again, I’ve got a recipe I use myself which I enjoy more. I like your choice of ‘classic’ pizza toppings, that’s the way I went as well. Now, how about a post about your favorite pizza dough?

  6. Angela says:

    I won’t be using this crust again either, but it was fun to try it out. I might try leaving my current favourite crust to rest in the fridge overnight, though as I quite liked the flavour that produced. Your pizza does look gorgeous, though! Pineapple and bacon is so much better than just ham and pineapple!!

  7. Candace says:

    I agree about the crust. I was pretty happy with the outcome, but I prefer to do it in one day. Your pizza looks delish… Pineapple and bacon are one of my fav pizza toppings!

  8. The pizza looks delicious. I love when the quick and easy version turns out to be better tasting!

    I’ve heard of the Daring Bakers and finally checked out their site. I just might have to give their challenge a try!

  9. danamccauley says:

    Oh Char, do join -it’s such fun!

    Erik, my quick and easy pizza dough recipe is in my last book Dana’s Top Ten Table and at Charmian Christie’s blog. The link is above.

    Darius, you can make a different pizza every time – no need to settle on just one!

  10. Candice says:

    I’m happy to see the huge variety in pizza toppings for this month’s challenge! Yours looks delicious. The right fruit always seems to add something to pizza.

  11. I love, love, love the shape of your final pizza. So cute! I agree that a 2 day crust seemed a bit involved.

  12. Courtney says:

    i love pineapple and bacon together. so yummy.

  13. Christine says:

    Dana, you gotta send me your pizza recipe! I wish I was at your house for lunch pineapple and bacon sound delicious and your pizza looks great!

  14. Tartasacher says:

    Hello Dana:

    Thank you for your comments in my sweet blog. I’m a translator for the recipes.
    Your pizza es very nice, very good. Best and whises

  15. Pat says:

    Hi Dana!
    Your pizza looks fantastic! I rarely make pizza as I live in an area that has the very best pizzerias in the world, but it was fun to try this challenge for DB. Now I ahve more respect for how much skill it takes to toss dough in the air! 🙂

    Pat in NYC

  16. Elra says:

    I like the choice of your topping. Pineapple and bacon sound fantastic.

  17. Alexa says:

    Your pizza looks so beautiful. The toppings must have been very smoky and wonderful with the cheese.

  18. Potato Chef says:

    Of course pizza is one of my favorites. And yours looks great. I usually go for pineapple and pepperoni but I’m certainly willing to give bacon a try.

  19. Shari says:

    I love the oval shape of your pizza. And bacon and pineapple – yum!

  20. Ruth says:

    Your pizza and toppings look amazing!

  21. Natashya says:

    Hawaiian is one of my faves too, especially for breakfast the next day. Looks great, I like the long serving board too.

  22. Cheryl says:

    I’m partial to whole wheat crust, but your pizza came out beautifully!

  23. Zita says:

    Woow!! we thought alike! but your extra long pizza is outstanding 🙂

  24. Lesley says:

    I’ve been waiting to see a ham or bacon and pineapple pizza. this is the first I’ve come across on this challenge! Great job, looks so good.

  25. Molly says:

    The pizza looks delicious, but how did you toss it and get such a long oval?

  26. danamccauley says:

    Molly, since you ask…the tossing didn’t go so well for me so I rolled my misshapen dough into a long thin pizza.

  27. Ah, the tossing was a challenge. But, I love the shape that you got. Interesting what you said about familiarity.

  28. Lorraine E says:

    Your pizza looks great! I also love bacon (or ham) with pineapple. I think I’ll do one with my remaining dough 🙂

  29. Maris says:

    Your pineapple and ham/bacon pizza reminds me of high school – every time my girlfriends and I got together, you could count on pineapple pizza being involved. I bet the homemade version is way better than any I’ve had!

  30. Cakelaw says:

    Yay – another pineapple pizza lover!! This looks great.

  31. Miss Ifi says:

    mmmmm bacon and pineapple such a good combo!!!
    Congratulations on your lovely creation ^_^

  32. rachel says:

    A favourite flavour of mine.

  33. Cakespy says:

    This is absolutely stunning, I wish I could have shared a slice! 🙂 Love the sweet-and-salty combo. Oh yes.

  34. melissa says:

    yummy. i love those topping together.

  35. Jude says:

    Love the shape of you pizza. So glad I found your blog through DB 🙂

  36. Nice pizza shape! I also prefer my go-to pizza dough but I also liked this one!

  37. Kevin says:

    Nice looking pizza!

  38. Great pizza Dana, what a lovely challenge this was.

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