66 comments

  1. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 7:58 am

    As of last weekend, I have deemed it officially the start of pizza grilling season. This lovely confluence of roasted garlic and caramelized onions will have to be taken for a spin soon. I’m also on a spinach kick thanks to Central Valley Farm (find them at Borough Hall or Union Square)–it is so sweet right now. I keep meaning to try this Jim Lahey recipe, but alas–it is so much easier to buy Brooklyn Larder’s dough to stash in my freezer!

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Oh my gosh, thanks for the heads-up on Central Valley Farm spinach! I’ll have to check it out ASAP. (And love the idea of buying dough premade… also something I’ll have to do soon.) Thanks for stopping by, Cristina!!

  2. cakeoversteak says:

    May 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Robert and I LOVE to make homemade pizza (when we’re not ordering Dominos …), and this sounds like one of our ideal pizza creations. You can’t go wrong with caramelized onions, spinach and roasted garlic. Well done, friend. :-D

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Yes!!! With the abundance of pizza in New York (and from Domino’s and PJ’s) I never thought I’d want to make homemade pizza, but there’s definitely something to it. Hope we can share a slice next time you’re in NY, friend <3 I’m so sorry it didn’t work out this time :(

  3. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 8:51 am

    omgomgomgomg i love that you live in new york and get papa john’s. when i lived there, eggboy and i would sheepishly get domino’s and feel so bad about it but it was SOOO GOOOOD!

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      HAHA omg YES. Sheepish is so the right word — I’m so glad we’re not the only ones! And now I’m craving Domino’s. (Also… ONE WEEK!!)

  4. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Lolol “fits of food rage (RIP mini cakes)” <– um, how many times has THAT happened in my kitchen. Don't ask. I am actually quite the adoring fan of Papa John's too…oh their chewy, poofy crust. Sigh. But this pizza. THIS PIZZA. I've been craving onions lately, weirdly, so this combo looks + sounds absolutely FANTASTIC! Also, cleaning up messes? Girl, you must be the queen because every photo of yours is a BEAUTIFUL mess (emphasis on the beautiful, substituting "creation" for "mess," that is…)

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      Hahaha aww you are too sweet. And omg yesssss that crust. PPJ’s solidarity, lady! (Insert fist bump emoticon here). And UM, hope you are having the time of your life right now in Europe!!

  5. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I’m drooling here on the other side of the ocean…wish I lived closer. Speaking of no-knead: I’ve lived my life with the power of Bread in 5 for the last one and a half weeks. So yes, this pizza fits into my no-knead mania quite perfectly. Also, loved your real life list! It’s so…real.

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      YES Bread in 5!!! I can’t wait to see a peek of what you’ve been creating with their recipes if you plan to share :D

  6. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 9:38 am

    This looks fantastic! After making my own dough for dumplings recently (albeit a much much simpler recipe than this beauty here) I am big believer in enduring the wait for good, “artisan” homemade stuff and would gladly wait 24 hours for a pizza this tasty-seeming.

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com – a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired!

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Oh man, isn’t it crazy how gorgeously simple dumpling dough is? Can’t wait to see your take on it if you post it! And thanks so much for the kind words, as always <3

  7. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 11:51 am

    anything worth making is worth making right — a pizza dough that requires forethought and planning! i haven’t ordered pizza delivery in so long but i would certainly order this gem from you. do you take take-out orders? :)

  8. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I adore a skillet pizza too! My uncle used to make them and call them Chicago style deep dish. Not sure if that’s really accurate or not but I didn’t care! It was awesome. And that garlic paste? I think that should be my middle name..

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Haha! Mine too — we should start a clan. (We’d all have such fresh breath all the time…) Thanks so much, Maria!

  9. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    After reading your post, I think I am going to start a “clean up for Food Bloggers ONLY” business!!!! Forget my own food blog, man!!! I get to see other people’s beautiful mess, and I get to clean it, too!!!!! (I have a little bit of a “Monica” in me, can you tell?)

    You keep “telling” me that Brioche & this pizza dough are easy. OK, fine, you win. I am going to try those recipes of yours because all your photos are so mouthwatering I can’t take it anymore :)

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      HAHA! Omg you would have so much business from me alone — I feel like I never stop cleaning / making huge messes. And yeeeesss please try it, Pang!!! I feel like your take would be so gorgeous :)

  10. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    if i lived in NYC i think i’d be calling two red bowls for delivery, just saying ;) i LOVE delivery. there is nothing better than hanging out in stretchy pants and eating cheesy, ooey gooey slices of pizza. i haven’t ordered from papa john’s though. i think i need to remedy that!!

    thanks for the shout-out too! xoxo

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Oh man, never from Papa J’s?! I would say you’re missing out, but… well, it is a nationwide delivery chain. With questionable garlic dipping substance. So … maaybe not. ;)

  11. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    This pizza looks just heavenly! You had me at caramelized onions, but then you add garlic and spinach, too – such a great combination of flavors! I really understand what you mean about blogger messes. I just had to deglaze my kitchen after many sessions of making glaze for scones. There was powdered sugar everywhere! I had just started to regain control of the dish situation, when I started a new mess with different ingredients!:)The life of a blogger (totally worth it though).

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      Oh my gosh, powdered sugar is the WORST. And messes that blend into messes — story of my weekend ;) But, like you said, totally worth it!! Thanks so much for the kind words, Shari!

  12. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    This looks so good! I have never made pizza at home, but definitely want to give it a try. I’ve never heard about using a skillet, but I’m so excited about that idea. I’ve been hesitant to go buy a pizza stone because I’m not sure how much we would use it. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe!!

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 21, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      Yes! Those were my thoughts exactly re: getting a pizza stone. I haven’t baked pizza on anything other than my skillet, but I’ve been pretty thrilled with the results so far. Hope you like it if you try it :) Thanks so much, Leah!

  13. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Ah, such a pretty and yummy looking pizza, Cynthia!! My bf and I want to tackle the hurdle of making homemade pizza one day soon, so I will add this list to our recipe index! yay!! Thank you!! Caramelized onions, spinach, and garlic – all my favorite things to put on a pizza! Also, I like that you have the option of honey to the dough! Just too good!

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 23, 2014 at 8:35 am

      I thought of you when I made this, lady!! Finally something vegetarian — lmao. It happens once in a blue moon ;) I hope you like this if you try it — it’s really so easy. The dough can be a little scary and soft, but just remember it doesn’t really matter what the pizza is shaped like as long as it tastes good :):)

  14. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    P.S. forgot to tell you that I love your “messes” in your photos! They are perfect messes! And makes the recipes so much more approachable, mostly because I know my counter will look worse than that after making it :)

  15. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    i’ve never had papa john’s before, but if its anything like this pie then i’m sure it’s quite good! skillet pizza is amazing, much like anything that’s cooked or baked in a skillet. and white pizza..omgosh, my favorite growing up. and garlic paste, caramelized onions + spinach, are things that need to be together always! nothing but love for this post, cynthia!

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 23, 2014 at 8:45 am

      You’re the second person who’s never had Papa John’s and I’m amazed but in admiration. I am pretty sure your life has constantly been at a higher elevation of well-being for that fact… baha! (And the fact that you always eat so wonderfully, too!) Thanks so much for your kind words, lady!

  16. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Your photos are SO beautiful, I would never know you had, ‘fits of food rage’. Though I can totally relate! ;) This recipe looks fabulous – can’t wait to try! And congrats on the Saveur nomination!!!

  17. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    SOOOOO much of my life goes unphotographed. Nobody needs to see that many pictures of me in pyjamas eating pizza. But I might photograph it if it was this pizza, because DAYYUMMMM, it’s fine.

  18. says:

    May 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Oh man, your list of things that don’t make it on the blog looks a lot like mine. Ha. So many dishes! :(

    Love the pizza. it’s gorgeous and the flavors sound so good!

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      SO many dishes!! Hahaha. I wonder how many gallons of water are expended per day for the grand cause of the web log. (I don’t think I want to know.) Thank you so much for your kind words, Tieghan!

  19. says:

    May 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

    So many bloggers show their photo setup. I wouldn’t dare!! What you see is an artfully arranged bit of space carefully balanced on a old trunk or a 100 year old table I would never eat on!! Perhaps too much information, and disappointment will follow but such is life of a food blogger. That pizza looks incredible! I would eat it every Friday,(pizza night at out house) Papa John’s, on the other hand, NEVER!!

  20. says:

    May 14, 2014 at 11:11 am

    So many dishes, all the time!!!!!!! But worth it when meals like this are the result – this pizza looks so fabulous! What great flavors. And we are partial to Dominoes, but share your dirty secret of ordering chain delivery pizza in NYC…don’t tell…

  21. says:

    May 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    serious LOL at “fits of food rage” over mini cakes. i’ve so been there. also, yes to all of those things you listed. that’s real life. not to mention “my partner waiting for me to stop taking pictures so he can eat pizza.” <3

  22. says:

    May 16, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    That looks wonderful! My first memory of making pizza was making dough in the bread machine and then flattening it and squeezing “pizza sauce” over it. The “pizza sauce” was actually ketchup and we sprinkled some random cheese and toppings on. Nothing authentic… Give me a break! We had just moved here from China!

  23. says:

    May 21, 2014 at 5:15 am

    I agree! When something is so easily attainable and also so super delicious, it’s hard to get up and be “artisanal.” But it’s those times when you do start making a little effort that you realize a little work is so worth it!

  24. Na says:

    May 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Cynthia, what a great idea to use a cast iron pan. I’m gonna give this a try next I make pizza for the girls!

  25. bec {daisy and the fox} says:

    May 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    yumm!! this looks absolutely heavenly.
    plus it’s no knead – win win!!
    we always seem to make to dough the kneading way – but there’s nothing better than letting the dough do all the work
    the flavours in these are just singing to me :)
    and your food photography is so good!

    i’m so glad to of stumbled across your blog – it’s fantastic!
    looking forward to your next post

    Bec {Daisy and the Fox}
    http://www.daisyandthefox.wordpress.com

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