That's right. I actually made something I pinned to Pinterest. Please. Hold your applause.
As I originally said, one of my goals here is to blog my attempts at pinned stuff greatness. I started small with homemade pizza. At least I thought I started small... what. a. production. I'm a bona fide comedy of errors.
I almost made this pizza on a whim last week but one glance at the recipe brought me back to reality. That reality is, I don't cook and I certainly cannot cook on a whim. Active dry yeast? This called for a Skype conference with Lianne (owner of pizza pin). She confirmed that I could purchase this product in a regular grocery store. I found it! I splurged on the 3 pack, seen here with the best measuring gadget ever.
Crisis averted, but now I was really crunched for time. We quickly threw the rest of the stuff into the bowl, mixed it, covered it, set it aside. Quickly being the key word. Something must have gone wrong because the dough didn't rise. Either I messed up doubling ingredients or my house was too cool for the "hour to rise" time frame.
So, Tuesday's dinner was cheeseburgers for the adults and waffles for the kids.
After dinner, I studied the recipe to avoid any more errors. Pizza stone? Parchment paper? I had neither a pizza stone nor parchment paper. Even if my dough had cooperated, I clearly wasn't prepared to be making pizza on Tuesday.
Skype conference with Lianne #3. I didn't necessarily need parchment paper if I wasn't using a hot stone and if I use my beloved AirBake pan, I will need to adjust the oven temperature.
Fast forward to Wednesday afternoon, I picked up my human assistant from preschool, headed home, and made dough #2. Good thing I splurged on the 3 pack of active dry yeast.
Nice-looking pizza dough. Caitlin says, "It turned into cookie dough! Get the chocolate chips!"
Let me take this time to introduce you to Dillon, my food critic. Toughest critic in the business.
After 3 hours, it's nice and fluffy, just like it should be. I gathered the pineapple, sauce, and cheese. I pinned the sauce from Lianne's blog too. So, really, this is a two for one pinned it, did it.
I rolled it out into something that kind of resembled a circle. First time, remember? I resisted the urge to throw it over my head, swinging it in a circle on my fist. Not going to lie - I really wanted to do that.
This is where I should plug in a picture of the beautifully baked pizza. But, with all the threats of starvation happening, I forgot to take that picture. Novice blogger. I did check in with the critic though.
He liked it! Amazing. His professional opinion is, I should be on TV to teach how to make pizza. But I'm not ready to work at Bruno's (local pizza place) because it took too long to make.
"Took too long" - I don't know if he's counting Tuesday's attempt also or if he was just being ridiculous because he was, how could I forget, starving!
So, there you have it, my first pinned it, did it. Not much was left. In the end, I'd say it was a success.
Now you may applaud.
Pinned on Pinned It, Did It.