Anyone remember the Chef Boyardee pizza kits? (NOT the frozen ones, if such a thing exists)
I always remember that there was something distinctively delicious about the sauce... it always had a peppery or smoky bite. Any idea what that seasoning was? I'm sure the quality of Chef Boyardee is arguable, but that taste was great and I'd like to incorporate it in some real pizza recipes.
Just for a lark, I did an experiment sure to go down in the annals of Hideous Science Experiments. I bought a Chef B kit on sale in a local store, and said to myself, what If I applied some of the things learned here?
So I added some yeast (the dough kit has none), autolyse, long kneading, overnight retard in the fridge, the works.
Then the real abomination part of the experiment - I put Grande cheese on it! (As you all may recall, the kit only comes with some grated Romano-parmesan like substance).
Turned out edible, and better than I actually remembered. I still wouldn't call it good, but it did bring back memories. It also gave me a refresh on what the sauce tastes like. You might find similarities to that "something distinctively delicious" if you get your hands on some of Stanislaus' Pizzaiolo sauce.