This video was posted about a month ago. I didn't see it on this forum, so I hope I'm not duplicating!
Anyway, I have my pans ready to try and duplicate. My sister is visiting from Naperville (she'll be here on Tuesday) and said she'll be my tester (since she has Giordano's about every other week). I've tried about a thousand variations over the last 5 or 6 years and, for my taste buds, I'm coming darned close...but she's the expert on the actual taste!
I find it interesting, from the video, that he put the sausage on the bottom...not cheese...since it needs to be closest to the heat. Then the pepperoni on top of that and smoked Canadian bacon on top of the pepperoni before adding the cheese. That's very different from everything that I've see that puts cheese on the bottom before the ingredients. It makes me wonder if the grease from the sausage adds something to the browning pattern (sorry...just thinking out loud). This eliminates the "cheese buffer" at the bottom of the stuffed crust. Hmmmmmmmm
Anyway, I'm new here. I'll share after I put this together (and will actually take notes this time) as well as the response from my sister and her family! Thank you all for the tons of information you've provided here! I'm a long time lurker and a first time player!