I've got the week off, so I decided that today should be Super Awesome Cooking Day! I rarely cook since I eat a big lunch at work, and usually just make a sandwich when I come home. I still like to experiment in the kitchen from time to time, but it's difficult to find the time and energy for it. However, since today is payday I went shopping and bought tons of stuff for pizza.
Alright, so I bought some pizza flour and toppings. My perfect pizza is disgusting to most people. It has shrimp, blue mussels, bell peppers, mushrooms and fresh mozarella on it. I bought some finished tomato sauce since I'm lazy, but I think I'll make my own next time. It only takes 5 minutes.
Man, this week will be really unhealthy. Same procedure as before, though I didn't add any shrimp (ran out), held off on the mussels (well, technically I forgot to add them), and added 2 cloves of garlic. Mix in the garlic with the tomato sauce, or you'll get globs of garlic all over your pizza.
Right, logic failed. Thinner crust = less baking time. Very thin crust = much less time. However, I spread out the mozarrella a bit more, and it covers the entire pizza. Even though it got burnt a bit at the edges, it was still better than the first. The thin crust really makes the difference.
Bonus: Pizza wrap
So the instructions that came with the dough said there would be enough to make 2 pizzas. Since I want them extremely thin, there was enough to almost make 3 (would've been 3½ if I had made the first pizza thinner). Time to experiment!
Same dough, super, super thin. Toppings are ham, mushroom, 1 clove of grated garlic, a bit of chili, some shaved parmesan flakes and bacon. Roll it up, put some foil around it (I don't want a hard crust), bake for 15 minutes at 225 C (437 F).
This has potential. The crust is nice and soft, and the taste is really good! I think I'll make a ton of these in the future. 2 or 3 things I learned from this though: I should've baked the dough for a few minutes before wrapping it. It got a bit too soggy. Also, ham and bacon? Salty. I'll need to balance that out next time. Oh, and parmesan is really strong. Use cheddar or mozarrella
All in all an awesome day. My apartment smells like garlic and oregano, and now I have enough food to last me several weeks. I'll probably make my own tomato sauce next time though. It's really easy and cheap, and I get to decide what spices to put in it. I'll probably want to try my hands on my own dough too. One of the really good ones that should sit over night. It's a bit more complicated, but the results will be much better.
Alright people, let's see what you've got! What do you make when you want awesome food?