Norma: Congragulations on finding a formula that satifies you! The pies look similar to your normal ones but I know how photos lie. I have been getting dizzy following your most recent experiments with coconut oil(?), the new yeast, sourdough experiments, and such I remember a short while ago you were struggling with your location and now you are selling out. Things are growing for you! The weather sure has cooled off. It sounds like Luis is working out well and I guess you need to make more dough for next week . The people that missed out will come back. Walter
Thanks for the congrats on finding a formula that finally satisfies me. I know the pies look very similar to most of the pies I post. Your are right that photos can lie.
I know I have tried a lot of different formulations lately. I had tried lard in varying amounts in this thread. I did not try coconut oil, except to grease a pan. Craig did suggested for me to try coconut oil in the Lallemand thread, but I have not tried that yet.
I know it was not that long ago that I was trying to get more customers in my area. I still don't know how the customers found me but they did. I agree the weather has really cooled off. I was not hot in the least today. I had to laughed with Luis today. I make all of the pizzas and Luis waits on customers, gives change, reheats slices, does dishes and many other things. I just keep my nose to the grind stone and try to keep pumping out pies.
Luis was flying around so much today that he walked behind me two times to the other side where the cash register is. He said I forgot why I came to this side. We both laughed. Yes, Luis is a really good helper. Luis helps me from about 10:30 in the morning until I am finished.
I get so many comments that my pies taste like a Mack's pizza. That makes me happy too. I had 3 customers tell me today I am the only pizza business anywhere near our area that sells pizzas that taste like Mack's Pizza. The one customer told me he was at Mack's Pizza over the weekend and just had to come and get a slice of my Mack's style today.
I also had different customers today that only come to market a few times a year. They said they recalled how much they liked my pizzas and that is why they came back today. The one couple is from Gettysburg.
I have to tell you about Rocco since it has been awhile that I posted about him. He is a man with a regular pizza business between York and Gettysburg. He has been bugging me to purchase my small stand for awhile. I keep telling him I am not ready to sell my stand, and what would I do with myself if I sold my pizza stand. At one time Rocco and his friend asked me if they should find me a boyfriend to keep me busy. I said I don't want a boyfriend because they would give me too many other problems. Rocco is a character. Today he came before Luis got to market. A regular customer came to purchase two slices. Rocco did not know the man was a regular customer. Rocco said I make good pies. The man said that is why he was at my stand because he knows I make good pies. Rocco then said he was trying to purchase my pizza stand so he could show people what a good NY style pizza tasted like. I was ready to take a swipe at him,
but I bite my tongue.