As some of you know, yeast scared me to death.
Last year, I vowed to make yeast my friend.
I started making rolls once a week until I got
comfortable with yeast.
I cheat and use a bread machine on the dough machine.
I have two bread machines now.
I can honestly say, my $5.00 thrift store BREADMAN
machine makes the best dough.
This year in my 2011 GOALS, I want to experiment with the
dough I use to make the the rolls.
It is true, if you make something long enough, you
will get more creative.
After my success with the 15 minutes dress, I turned
Sure enough, there were plenty of people showing
me the CORRECT (aka THEIR way) to make
I fell in love with Grandma Rosa...she even talks
with an Italian accent....HELLLLOOOO....she
had me at her first word.
I watched the video several times.
SHE EVEN CHEATS and uses FROZEN dough....
which didn't really help me with my delima.
So, I just grabbed the dough out after the first beep.
I oiled my pan like Grandma Rosa did.
I stretched and stretched and stretched and stretched
and stretched and scratched my cheek and stretched
the dough some more.
Grandma did NOT make her dough go to the edges...
and she didn't worry that her dough wasn't all
Grandma didn't use meat on her pizza.
I mixed hamburger and Blue and Gold sausage.
Grandma didn't add peppers or onions.
I sauteed red and yellow bell peppers and 1/2 an onion
Grandma used mozzarella cheese.
I used pepper jack because my
husband likes spicy....why
else would he have married me.
Please make note: I used my food processor
I got for Christmas from my sister, Terri.
THANK YOU SISTER!!!
Grandma used peeled plum tomatoes.
I used a can of stewed tomatoes.
Grandmas crushed them and tore them
with her fingers.
I DID TOO!!
NO SAUCE on this pizza...which scared me.
I trusted Grandma Rosa!!
I added the meat and pepper/onion mixture.
I added A LOT of cheese.
I let it "rest" for 30 minutes just
like Grandma Rosa.
I baked at 350 degrees for 40 minutes
just like Grandma Rosa.
HE DID IT AGAIN!
HE SAT IN THE CHAIR TO EAT!
Notice: He has TWO (2) THUMBS UP!!
(He told me to make sure I noted that he has
2 thumbs up)