These are some of the other Buddy’s clone pizzas that were made yesterday and how some of the doughs looked in the steel pans. The first doughs were pressed out in the steel pans and put into the Hatco unit about 9:00 AM and were ready to bake in about an hour. I am not sure what temperature to put the Hatco Unit at, but 84 degrees F did work okay in tempering the doughs in the steel pans for an hour yesterday.
Other stand holders and I weren’t really busy yesterday and nobody really understood why (not even meat stand holders that were selling pork to use for our areas traditional pork and sauerkraut dinner today), but at least customers are liking the Buddy’s clone pizzas when they try them. I don’t have much signage up at my pizza stand, or any signage around different places at market about the Buddy’s clones (or as I call them Detroit style pizzas), but will make more signage up when I get all my methods down right and can make the Detroit style pizzas all okay. I am also still deciding what different Detroit style pizzas to offer to potential customers. At least the Buddy’s clone pizzas, aka Detroit style pizzas, are taking hold better than some other styles of pies I tried to offer to potential customers before.
The last picture is how the dough ball in the plastic bag fermented until the end of the day. I didn’t use it and then reballed it to freeze later, but Dave wanted to purchase that dough ball.
At the end of the day I do wipe out all the steel pans and grease them with MFB and put them into the oven for a little while to make sure they don’t want to stick when I want to use them again.
All in all, everything went pretty good yesterday, but there is still need for improvement. I even put thinner and thicker sauces on different Buddy’s clones and that doesn’t seem to make too much of any differences.
The last picture of the Buddy’s clone pizza got the highest in height. It had 4 meats on, but two of the meats (salami and Cappicola ham were thinly sliced and put under the cheese blends. I don’t know why that Buddy’s clone pizza got so high in height. When it was in the steel pan before the bake, it almost reached the top of the steel pan.