Saturday, September 24th, 2005
One of the nice things about our new house is that it has two fireplaces. The one upstairs is your regular open fireplace, but the one in the basement (aka, Flying Meat World Headquarters) has some sort of metal contraption built into it, with two swinging doors and little nobs to control the flow of O2.
About 5 seconds after seeing this fireplace I knew exactly what it was going to be put to use for- baking pizza of course. And heating the house I guess. And that's what I did today for the first time as you can see from the picture above.
It wasn't all perfect though- I had the fire a little to hot when I was warming up my pizza stone and it split in half, as seen in the bottom of the picture. Of course being the pizza freak that I am I had a spare stone ready to go just in case a tragic event like this happened.
I really liked the old stone though- it was a birthday present as well. So a moment of silence to remember it's passing...
After it sat in there for a while and a little bit of spinning of the stone to make sure it didn't cook unevenly, it was all done. I really should have snapped a finished picture but I was hungry and it looked awesome.
In case you were curious it was a pepperoni, pineapple, with yellow and jalapeno peppers (fresh from the garden) pizza. The dough was white flour with oregano mixed in, not my usual (I usually mix in 1/4 wheat), and it was very, very tasty.
-- posted 3:16 pm