Norma congrats. The pizza looks good. Even with my MBE not working right I've notice a better oven spring than the home oven. Your pie looks like it has great oven spring. That's from having sufficient top heat? So this one was bake for around 6min? Did you have to rotate the pie at all?
Also I'm not quite sure I understand the new mods you made and how it help.
Sounds like it's time to take the grill to the market.
Thanks for the congrats.
This pie had a better oven spring than the others. I am not sure about the top heat or shutting off the grill, so the bottom heat wouldnít go higher. I should have kept the lid closed more, but I wanted to see if the bottom was burning. The pie only took about 4 minutes to finish in the BBQ grill oven set-up. The pie was rotated different times. I didnít comment on this before, but I finished this pie in the broiler, in about another minute. If you look at the one dark spot, the rim caught on fire, because I touched the rim with the broiler in my house oven. Boy did I blow that out quick. I thought I didnít want to ruin this pie since it had done so well in the BBQ grill oven set-up. I also wanted to be able to taste this pie.
I am only starting to experiment with the BBQ oven set-up and donít understand if these modifications helped or if the turning the grill off was what made this pie better. You know how it is to understand all these variables. Too many possibilities.
As for taking this grill to market, that is too funny. Ever year at market they have an event near fall, that is only outside on a Saturday, where they have many great crafts and only let so many talented crafters in for the show. They also have many food vendors. They asked me last year if I would make pizza there. Years ago, when we had a concession trailer we had our caramel popcorn there. I knew I couldnít take my oven outside for this event, because it was too heavy. I thought about it for awhile and since I am getting old and remember all the time it took to get ready for something like that, I thought I would give it one shot. Well, I had two people working outside and took the heavy warmer, humidified unit outside and all the other stuff that would be needed. Had to set-up on the macadam parking lot at around 6:00 a.m and it was a long day. I really donít know if people didnít think we were making the pies fresh, (because I was making them inside the market and someone was taking the pies outside to sell), but it wasnít worth all the trouble in terms of money or time. The food vendors right next to me, were making a killing. The market asked me to come again this year and I said no Another standholder just asked me to make pizza at a charity event, which he said will have over 10,000 people there. I think this stuff is still in my blood for some reason (we used to sell caramel popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy and fresh lemonades at fairs and festivals in the concession trailer besides the markets), but I quickly squashed the temptation to even think about trying something like this.
If I was younger, I probably would have attempted it. It would have been easier with a BBQ grill oven set-up.