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Pizza May 21, 2009

Posted by tuimeltje in dinner, food, snack.

I don’t have an oven. I love my flat, but there are two things missing. An oven is one of them.* This could of course be remedied somewhat by getting one of those combination microwaves, but that’s an appliance somewhat low on my list of things to buy. Well above a toaster, but still fairly low.

Because I don’t have an oven, enjoying a nice bit of pizza is somewhat of a rarity for me. But recently a fellow student talked about heating pita bread in a frying pan when lacking a toaster. She may also have mentioned the possibility of preparing pizza this way, I don’t actually remember. All I know is I came away from this conversation intending to try it.

And I did!

I optimistically bought a set of basic pizzas, just dough with a bit of red, to be augmented at home, assuming it’d fit in my frying pan.
It didn’t, but that’s not important. Because, you see, they can be cut up. Say, in quarts. Which I did. Then I added a bit of passata, some bell pepper, and some olives. Put it in my frying pan with a makeshift, incomplete cover for a while, and then I ate it.

So much fun!

And tasty.

One makes a nice snack (or addition to breakfast…), a few make a nice dinner, a lot might just make a party.
If you have more frying pans, anyway.

Ode to pizza:

*The other thing missing is a balcony. Fixing that would require a move.



1. Janet @Gourmet Traveller88 - May 27, 2009

Hi there, how are you? Have not seen you for a long time. I have moved from wordpress.com to self host with wordpress.org and got a new domain http://www.gourmettraveller88.com I have to rename and make a little tweak because gourmet traveller is taken. If you go to my old url, it will direct you to my new url in any case. Anyway glad to see you back. And hope all is good with with you. Warm regards, janet

tuimeltje - June 1, 2009

I’m doing well, though I’m rather busy with uni. It’s fun, but, well, busy. :)
How are you doing?

Thanks for sharing the new link. I made sure to change it in my link list rightaway.

2. Nikki - June 1, 2009

Hmmmm…what about a toaster oven? Cheaper, more energy-efficient, and would make you toast too! You can even bake small trays of cookies or cakes in them! I dunno about where you live, but here, you can find cheap used (yet still running) toaster ovens at every second garage sale, or our online used stuff shop.

Although the pizza in pan looks rather convenient. I like assembling (very) thin crust pizzas with tortilla shells, which might work really well in a frying pan too, now that I think about it.

tuimeltje - June 1, 2009

Toaster ovens are nice, yes, but a large reason for preferring a combination microwave over a toaster oven is my small kitchen. A microwave-sized appliance fits comfortable on top of my fridge, the only available space, but adding another appliance to that tower would probably not be the best of ideas.
Also, garage sales are quite uncommon here, unfortunately. They always seem like such a nice place to find random stuff for cheap.
Still, I’ve seen toaster ovens for sale here, and they’re not that expensive new.

Using tortilla shells sounds like a nice idea. Must try that some time. That, and matzo pizza.

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