Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Inebriator

 Here is my belated entry for the Municipal Waste Pizza Contest! I am so excited that this contest happened. I think it is fucking rad that a band from RVA had a pizza contest. I'm going to try to organize a similar event in Richmond!

The Inebriator:
Cheesy green toxic waste, pig skin and cheese from a baphomet on a slice of beer presented on pillars of PBR!
Mozzarella pesto, prosciutto and chevre (goats cheese) on a beer-bread crust

Stretch dough and spread out a generous amount of pesto. Top with prosciutto and small dollops of chevre. Bake until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden. Cut into a pentagram. Stack pie pan on 5 cans of ice cold PBR Beer and serve.

1 cup warm (110 degrees to 120 degrees) beer
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons coarse salt
1 1/2 ounces fresh yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

Combine beer, 2 tablespoons olive oil, sugar, salt, and yeast. Slowly add flour, and mix.
On a lightly floured work surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
Brush the inside of a large bowl with remaining tablespoon olive oil; transfer dough to bowl, turning once to grease top.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and leave in a warm place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
 Punch down dough, and transfer to a clean surface. Using a bench scraper or sharp knife, divide dough in half, keep covered until use.

Mozzarella Pesto
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
4 cloves garlic
1 T Lemon Juice
1/4 cup pine nuts
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
¼  cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup shredded mozzarella

Combine the basil, lemon juice, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add cheeses and pulse. Then gradually add the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.


Tess said...

Just totally LOLed at Baphomet cheese. Regarding the RVA pizza poll though, my vote goes to Aladdin -- their large cheese pizza with fresh garlic is my go-to.

Lauren Vincelli said...

TESS! I almost put Aladdin's on the list. I should have gone with my pizzalicious instinct.

onioncloute said...

I love the inebriator. Solid work.

RVAfoodie said...

Does anyone else put falafel on a pizza (see Aladdin's veggie monster). I'm not saying it's good. In fact, their slices always taste ancient. Whole pie might be better.