This is my baby.
It took 9 months to grow it. I’ve been waiting to make this pizza for 9 months.
This is my third year growing wheat, and my second attempt at hard red winter wheat. I’ve also grown spelt and soft red winter wheat. I’m super excited to make bread though, and you need hard wheat to make that. I’ve been waiting to make a REAL bread from my own wheat for 3 years. I already mixed the dough, with freshly milled flour, honey, yeast, salt, water and milk. It’s in the fridge right now!! Maybe I can bake it Sunday morning.
I was so excited to try this wheat. It was such a long wait! I milled the flour, then I opened some wine and spent all of Thursday night making pizzas.
I made pesto for the base.
I roasted garlic.
That’s how I roast garlic. Roasted garlic in 6 minutes. I only have one night, not 8 million years.
I caramelized onions, and picked sweet peppers. I grilled andouille and sliced it thin. I had some fresh mozz from Uno Alla Volta.
I baked our pizzas on the stone my mom used when I was little. They were beautiful. It was dark by the time they were finished so my photo turned out greenish; I’ll have to post a lamb instead:
I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market tomorrow with my wheat berries, eggplant, red & sweet onions, 3 kinds of potatoes, garlic, sweet peppers, 3 kinds of basil and our Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Grassfed beef.
See you there!