I decided this morning to do another submission for the monthly challenge, because there werenít too many submissions. It was hot here and I really didnít want to turn on the oven, but thought I should do it this morning, as it would be the coolest then. The weathermen were forecasting for the temperature to be in the 90's with high humidity.
I used frozen dough again, for this pizza I made. This time it was three little dough balls, that weighed 5.7 ounces a piece.. I decided to a make kind of deep-dish again, but to go about it in a different way. The last time I made a deep-dish cake, which was sweet. I wanted a more original pizza this time, so I decided to take one dough ball and roll it out into ropes. I was thinking, how could I go about making this deep-dish pizza. I decided after rolling to use a egg wash to try and get the ropes to stay together and then have two layers of ropes. Well that didnít work, so I rolled again. I thought about using a cake pan to put the rolls in so they would hold their shape. I then placed two layers of the ropes of dough in a cake pan. I put the cake pan on the stone in the oven. I looked at the dough in the can pan after five minutes and thought ruh roh, Norma, this isnít going to work, either. I took the partially baked dough out of the cake pan. It was sticking to the bottom a little. Back with the dough onto the stone. That worked, but I didnít have two layers of dough anymore. It was more like one layer.
Not to be deterred, I rolled out some little candles out of the second little dough ball and placed them on the stone. Then onward to the top of the pizza. I thought about how much I would need to open the dough to cover the top of the rolls. I also thought about how the dough might shrink, so I opened it more than the layers. I used a fork to make the edges like a pie. The top didnít exactly fit the bottom when the top and bottom were put together.
When the parts of the deep-dish pizza partially cool, I took the egg wash and divided it into 3 small bowls and added food coloring. Then I painted the top of the deep-dish pizza, candles, and bottom rope and back into the oven so it would look glazed and shiny.
This deep-dish pizza was put together in three parts. If I ever try this again, I might go about doing it differently. I was in a hurry because I needed to get to market. There were also a big garage sale in two small towns, where I lived when growing up. I could have done a better job of painting the pizza and also going about planning how to do this.
At least I did get to find some vintage things at the garage sales and also got to market. Whew... was it ever hot at market today. The temperature inside was 90 degrees F.