One thing I have always loved is pizza. Although, what makes up my favorite pizza is always evolving. I remember when I was young I cried at the thought of having pepperoni on my pizza. No way was I going to eat that. It was cheese and sausage for me. Somewhere along the lines I tried pepperoni and found that I really like it. I tossed the sausage and insisted on pepperoni. My go-to cheese and pepperoni pizza evolved into a cheese, pepperoni and black olive pizza somewhere along the way. I stuck with that combination for years.
I had years of only liking thin crust, and then years of only liking thick crust. But, never really a huge fan of the extra thick deep dish pizzas. Unless, of course, I was spending a day in Chicago.
I have recently been a bit more adventurous with my pizza and moved on to white sauces, chicken, peppers.
Pizza was never really a treat. It was easy to call in a pick up order so I ate it often. Now that I am eating gluten free it has definitely now become a treat. Especially, when I can find one that actually tastes good.
I have tried several times to make pizza at home with gluten free mixes, or packaged gluten free crusts, but they just aren’t doing the trick. I would prefer to go without then eat the pizza’s I am making at home.
There are only a few places in Milwaukee that offer gluten free pizzas, but I have officially found my favorite. Transfer Pizzaria and Cafe, on 1st and Mitchell. They offer all of their pizza’s with a gluten free crust, and even do a salami bruschetta that is Delicious!! The crust is thin and crisp, unlike anything I have been able to make at home!
This weekend I went in for brunch. I was looking for something different than the regular eggs, sausage and hashbrowns that I have been having. I ended up with a Carbonara pizza. It is mozzarella, bacon and an egg in the middle. Add to it the 2 for 1 mimosas and beautiful weather and it was the exact treat I was looking for.
If I could only figure out how to replicate that crust at home.