Sunday, November 25, 2007

A failure...and thanksgiving.

So I tried making pizza on Wednesday, right before I headed home for the thanksgiving weekend.

I tried.

The dough was premade and bought from Trader Joe's. I actually had to clean the counter, flour it, and "roll" out the dough. I'd feel pro if it weren't for the fact that the dough was premade.

I used the mozzarella balls on the left earlier on the chicken roulades, and I bought the mozzarella on the right specifically for the pizza. Might as well use up the tiny mozzarella balls on the pizza too (although they were a pain to cut).

Tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and pepper. I lack herbs. Also, the dough was an herb dough, so I figure it's ok this time. Not pictured: placing sliced mozzarella and pepperoni on the pizza.

The final product? I didn't take pictures. I refused to take pictures. It looked like a pizza, and tasted like a pizza, but it sure didn't behave like one--the crust was EXTREMELY floppy. I probably spread out the dough too much, because my pan is 16". Maybe prebaking for a bit would help. Maybe next time, eh?

Oh, and thanksgiving, etc.


  1. you put on too much sauce. thats why its floppy, too thick to crisp up. judging from the type youre trying to make, youd want to put an extremely thin layer of sauce and heavier on the cheese. well and of course some basil.

  2. I don't think that's it. I'm pretty sure that I just stretched the dough too thinly.

    Also, it could've been that I didn't wait long enough to the oven to preheat, since pizzas have to be baked at a pretty high temperature.