October 2: White & Traditional Pizza & Calzone (White in honor of my sister who cannot eat tomato) If you do not have bread flour or active dry yeast in your pantry, this might be the time to get some. Otherwise, gather your favorite toppings! This week you will need something to bake your pizza in or on. Cooking directly on a pizza stone is great. A pizza pan will do just fine. I use the screen pictured above. The screen allows browning and crisping of the bottom of the crust. I got it at my local restaurant supply store. Check out my earlier post about the benefits of shopping at a restaurant supply store.
October 9: Pear Tart A fancy tart might seem a little out of context but pears are in season and the component parts of this tart are useful in other recipes. Time to stock pears, eggs, heavy cream.
October 16: *Halloween Pie* Pecan Pie (the closest thing to candy in pie form) This is the traditional recipe in all its glory.
October 23: Rhubarb Pie Another fruit (?) in season and an opportunity to try a traditional recipe with a twist. This one will incorporate my favorite apple butter and no calorie sweetener. I plan one mini traditional and one mini no-sugar-added.
October 30: Chocolate Tart (no month of celebration of candy would be complete without chocolate)