Whats going on everyone?
Completely new to pizza making and have a few questions.
I've never really cooked much ever..but am a huge pizza lover. I tried making my own pizza a few weeks ago, using crap ingredients and some random brand pizza sauce. As predicted, the pizza sucked, but the making it Is what I really enjoyed. So I did some googling and Stumbled upon this website and have ever sincee been thrilled to start making a killer pizza I'll actually enjoy.
New to pizza making I decided to keep it simple. I used loo's emergency dough and it came out good enough.
The rest of the pizza is where my questions are.
I decided to try Garvey's sauce hoping it would be similar to the pizza joints I love most. But unfortunately..it wasn't. I'm not sure if I cooked it wrong, but it was more of a spicy sauce. Is it supposed to be somewhat spicy? The sauces I like most, and are used of..are the more Sweet flavored sauces. One of my favorite pizza joints which have a few over Chicago is "Pizza Nova". Theres a ton of other places that make similar pizza, but I really doubt you'll know of those unless you lived in my neighborhoods. (Little Village/Cicero/Berwyn area)
Since this sauce is raved about.. I'm assuming I must have done something wrong.
Also, the cheese was bland. I used "Frigo" whole milk mozzarella (from a block). I've been reading people add Provolone and cheddar to give a better taste to it, so I'll have to try that next time.
On my first pizza I used a store made italian Sausage...which completely threw the pizza taste off and wasn't good at all. I tried finding some fennel sausage, but was unable to so just bought some pepperoni instead. Which takes me to my next question. What kinds of pepperoni's are you guys using? I've tried store brands, hormel, and 1 other that I can't remember the name of..and none of them seem to match the flavor of pepperoni's restaurants are serving out. They taste like pepperoni's I'd find in a lunchable or something.
Well, any help you guys can give would be appreciated. I really enjoyed making the pizzas..but can't settle with these "just ok" flavors.
Thanks in advance!