Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Story of This Bread

My local fire department has a pizza fundraiser one Saturday a month.  I've been supporting it (not a chore since the pizza is delish!) since I moved here a year and a half ago.  In the last few weeks, the phrase "my local fire department" has a whole new meaning - because the local fire department is ME, plus a bunch of others.  I've been approved by the commissioners.  I'm in!

Last Saturday I supported the pizza fundraiser from the hot side of the kitchen wall (if ya can't stand the heat ...).  It was hard work, but fun, and it felt like the kind of teambuilding exercise for which companies pay millions.  Anyhooo - there was extra dough, extra toppings, extra everything at the end of the night.  That means free pizzas all around, and anyone who wants can take lots of dough home with them.  I took 6.  Here are two of them.  Well, one and a little. 

These loaves were an experiment ... can you cook pizza dough as if it were bread.  I'm happy to report that the answer is yes.  The next four are going to turn into two big loaves for sandwiches for the guests, and I sense there'll be more pizza bread in my future!


  1. Congrats on the fire department! My dad did that for years and loved it!

  2. You should check out the USFA Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP): http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/resident/vip/index.shtm

    It is a great opportunity.

    And even the State Weekend program. I think the next NY State weekend is next spring: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/resident/swp/index.shtm