I had fun making these...combining pizza & Star Wars seemed like a no-brainer! I kept speaking Yoda - out loud, to myself (not weird)- " Yoda, on my pizza, your face is!" And lets not forget Lord Vader....gggoooooooo (said whispering, while inhaling), gggaaaaahhhhh (said whispering, while exhaling) - again, it's only weird if you let it be weird.
I whipped up a batch of pizza dough, blanched the peppers and broccoli, grated some cheese and obsessed over matching sliced mushrooms; I did use pre-sliced olives, as to preserve some of my sanity.
I began with Yoda, he seemed more challenging. It took 2 bell peppers, 1 head of broccoli, and 3-4 do-overs to replicate this Jedi.....aaaaand, a "few" glasses of wine.
Here is a the actual Yoda, taken a few months ago at the Star Wars Identity exhibit:
Isn't he cute!! As to keep with his honorable nature, Yoda held up during the baking process...what a good little Yoda pizza!!
Lord Vader? Eh. Not so much. What would you expect, though? The olives oozed and ran toward the Darkside. Much like a wild creature, you cannot tame Vader. Cannot. He just didn't hold up at all...although, it could be a representation of him without he helmet? No? How about an abstract interpretation? A Vader Van Gogh, if you will.
Here is THE Vader costume...I half expected him to raise his open-palmed hand out toward us, in a squeezing motion - administering The Force on us all!!!
Here is what I used to make both Yoda & Vader:
2 pounds pizza dough, one pound for each pizza
1 pound mozzarella cheese, grated - 8oz per pizza
2 cups pizza sauce - 1 cup per pizza
2 - 6oz cans sliced olives
2 green bell peppers, sliced and blanched
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets and blanched
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 bottle of Pinot Grigio, optional - yet recommended....gets the creative juices flowing.
May the Force be with you, on May the 4th!!
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