Friday, February 06, 2009

Homemade pizza from scratch

No baking do I.
But today I made pizza crust
And that's no lie

I don't know what
It will taste like
For I am a novice at this
But, it may taste like Nikes.

I'm not a baker. So this was step two...after I made the dough and put it in the pizza pan. Can you see my teenie little fingerprints in it? So yeah. Then I put it in a 400 degree oven to bake.

Despite the ugly pic, it turned out wonderful. Now I just have to wait till Gord comes home and we can fill it with sauce, vegan pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers and cheese.

Boy, is he going to be disappointed. But, I don't give a hairy rats ass, I checked and checked every pepperoni product in the store and it all came up "heart attack." So, fuck it, get used to it mister, and ...yes... I used low fat mozz. If he ever has another H.A. I will not be blamed. It's been two years this we must be doing something right.

The dough recipe was made for two pizzas so I made bread sticks with the rest of it. I covered them with low fat parmesan cheese and baked them. I haven't tasted them yet, but they look really good...except the smallest one....she could be a hard little twig.

I got this from She has a great blog.

I tried making the bread that Mary Lou posted last week, but I am getting a "hockey puck" sydrome going on. It's probably just me, but man when you take a stick to them, they fly.

I have always been interested in baking yet scared of it. Hippy Chick bakes all the time, but she was born with the skills, I on the other hand am..."scared of the dough." But, as I am experimenting it is getting more interesting. My only hold back is time. I wish I had more of it.

I think what was is, and was holding me back, is that I wanted to make buns the way my mom used to make. I tried a few time and failed miserably. That shouldn't stop me, I think every baker knows when the dough is right after kneading it, and how it feels when the glutens mesh with the god knows what. I might not ever replicate my mom's buns, but hey I might make something lighter than a door stop, if I keep on trying. I will get the FEEL of it, and know when to stop kneading the crap out of it and hold it...and then know when to fold it. Kenny Rogers..thanks man.... for getting me through a tough time of my life.

On to another Penny Loafer...she is still doing so great. She was prancing around in the heavy snow outside tonight....LIKE A PUPPY. Thanks to Glucosamine.

Here she is playing with her ball in the house, which see never did before...

I will give you the results of our pizza...Gord just got home.....I don't really care if he likes it or not, but if I do, it will be a Friday night staple. I make it, you eat it and hopfully shut the F* up.

Did I say that out loud?

Last of all but not least...let's say a little prayer for Mary Lou's brother Mike who is dying of cancer. She is going through a tough time along with her family. Mary Lou...I think of you everyday. Thanks for being there for me when Gord was sick. Bloggers stick together. Let me know if I can do anything.


Brenda said...

I've had some pretty horrible results in the baking department too but I bet you can do it if anyone can.

I've been thinking about Mary lou, Phyllis, Mike and their families too. It's so sad that they must say goodbye so soon to their little brother.

Sally said...

I just know that pizza was good!! I remember my mom used to make her own dough - deep dish and fill it with goodies. It was so good, and we also had spaghetti at the same time. What was she thinking? :)

Feeling very sad also for our friends' brother and the whole family. It's such a shame.

Donna said...

That dough looks great! You did Good!! Love the picture of Penny!! She looks so happy!
I'm praying for Mike sweetie...wish I could do more...Sweet night to you!hughugs

Curtis said...

Boy I hope that pizza was good. Penny does seem to be enjoying life again doesn't she. Ok I'm tired now after catching up on here but I figured I would be because there's always something on here.