Life's better with cake and a sprinkle of fairy dust
The husband cooked squid for dinner on the weekend, so I took the chance to harvest some squid ink sacs. If you are familiar with the anatomy of a cephalopod, harvesting squid ink is actually quite easy and not as messy as it might seem. I then injected the inky goodness into a small batch of homemade pizza dough.
Ingredients (makes one 14-inch thin crust pizza):
The husband used to work a pizza place in his teens so he has a strict ritual that I am not allowed to desecrate. As I attempt to add more cheese on top of the meat , he yells “noooooo…..” (because meat has to be on top of the cheese but beneath everything else but the cheese can only be top of the sauce; don’t ask why) and shoos me from the pizza. Fine
I thought the torn basil was an afterthought but he insisted. Ah, well.
The scariest/hardest part of making a pizza at home, IMO? Sliding a fully-loaded pizza off your peel/cake lifter accurately onto an extremely hot pizza stone. If you succeed, it only takes 4-6 minutes of baking to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Ooh, geekspeak time! Did you know that octopuses produce black ink, squid produces blue-black ink and cuttlefish ink is brown?