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Homemade Pizza...Help!


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Homemade Pizza...Help!

crosby_p | Jul 28, 2008 04:26 AM

I ordered a pizza stone from the local Pampered Chef lady and was excited to make one at home. I bought a ball of fresh dough from my local Italian market. The instructions I had, from a friend, said to put corn starch or flour on the stone, then roll out the dough. It took me what seemed like forever, but finally got the stuff rolled out. I was then told to prick it all over with a fork, and brush on some olive oil, and bake for 10-minutes at 450. She warned that I would probably have to prick it some more before it was finished, but I did not. At 10 minutes, it still looked kinda raw, so I added five more...I took it out, added pizza sauce, fresh thinly sliced tomatoes and onions, and an anchovy or 10. Baked it for 10-more minutes, still didn't look done. After another 10-the cheese had melted and actually browned so I grabbed it out quickly.

Although the taste was ok, the crust, at least at the edge, could have broken a tooth! I think I used too much sauce too, and maybe not enough cheese. It was my first time, and of course I will try again, but is there anything anyone sees that is a blatant error? I thought the crust should have been a little brown on the first bake, but maybe not?

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