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Pizza Making => General Pizza Making => Topic started by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 06:37:22 PM

Title: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 06:37:22 PM

Well, since it has snowed in our area again and I had shoveled and used the snow blower to handle all the snow, I then decided to make a snow pizza again today.  This pizza was a little extreme, but I had fun making it.  At least I was outside getting some exercise.  I had made a snow pizza last year and posted it under my white pizza thread.  This snow pizza lady and finished snow pizza were okay in my opinion.  The snow pizza was dressed with a variety of different yellow cheeses, pepperoni, parsley, and fresh basil. 

This is my Ultimate Pizza and pictures of our snow and pizza lady with pizza.  Now who wouldn’t want to try this delicious pizza? 

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 06:39:27 PM
more pictures

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 06:40:59 PM
end of pictures

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Jose L. Piedra on January 27, 2011, 06:47:34 PM
Is there a special oven mod you need to bake it on cold?

JLP
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Jackie Tran on January 27, 2011, 06:59:12 PM
Norma, that rim looks nice and puffy.  I bet the crumb was powdery soft. 

Chau
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Ev on January 27, 2011, 07:00:20 PM
Norma, I think you've been out in the cold too long! ::)
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 07:02:56 PM
Is there a special oven mod you need to bake it on cold?

JLP

Jose,

Yes, that was a special oven mod to be able to bake this pizza.  You are right it needs to be below freezing.   :)

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 07:04:21 PM
Norma, that rim looks nice and puffy.  I bet the crumb was powdery soft. 

Chau

Chau,

The rim is nice and puffy and the crumb was powdery soft.  What more could I ask for in a pizza?

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Jackie Tran on January 27, 2011, 07:06:33 PM
Norma, I have never seen anyone hold a pizza peel that way before.  You are so creative.    :-D

Chau
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: dmaxdmax on January 27, 2011, 07:07:54 PM
I fear you may be a little flakey
 :D
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 07:08:10 PM
Norma, I think you've been out in the cold too long! ::)

Steve,

I haven't been out in the cold too long.  :) I have built many snow men, ladies, Baby Bop, Mickey Mouse, Horses, and many others over the years with my children and granddaughter.  I still have pictures of them if you want me to bring them to market for you to see.  Did you see the snow pizza I made last year?  If you didn't I also can find the link.  I still like to play in the snow, just like to play around with pizzas.

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 07:10:16 PM
Norma, I have never seen anyone hold a pizza peel that way before.  You are so creative.    :-D

Chau

Chau,

The pizza lady and pizza would have been much better, but the head fell off right before I added the pizza.  Just like pizza making, there can be problems.   :-D

Thanks for saying I am creative.  :)

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 07:11:47 PM
I fear you may be a little flakey
 :D


dmaxdmax,

I am not really flakey, but do like to have fun.  The flakes helped to create this pizza though.

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: widespreadpizza on January 27, 2011, 07:13:58 PM
Norma,  thats too funny.  I appreciate people like you who are a little outside the box,  and not afraid to show it.  On a crust coloration note,  you may want to move away from the unmalted 00 flour to a standard american malted flour.  If you add roughly 10% barley malt syrup to your next attempt you may have a more natural looking finished product.  Did you get the idea of freezing the basil from the blais off season premiere?  -marc
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 07:34:10 PM
Norma,  thats too funny.  I appreciate people like you who are a little outside the box,  and not afraid to show it.  On a crust coloration note,  you may want to move away from the unmalted 00 flour to a standard american malted flour.  If you add roughly 10% barley malt syrup to your next attempt you may have a more natural looking finished product.  Did you get the idea of freezing the basil from the blais off season premiere?  -marc

Marc,

I am glad you got a laugh out of my Ultimate pizza and pizza lady.  I am not afraid to show I am different in many ways.  I always post when my bakes come out good or bad.

I seriously think you are right about changing the flour.  I need to purchase some barley malt syrup, because I don’t have any right now.  I know my crust is too white.  Maybe I need to ask some more questions to why my crust didn’t turn out like I wanted it to.  O well, it is already finished and there isn’t anything I can do about it until my next attempt. I didn’t get the idea of freezing the basil from the blais off season premiere.  What did they have to say about freezing basil?  I didn’t know basil could be frozen.

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: chickenparm on January 27, 2011, 09:28:01 PM
Norma,
Those are great!That's A creative way to spend time with the extra snow you all are getting up there!

Stay warm!
 :)

Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Essen1 on January 27, 2011, 09:32:20 PM
Norma,

That's pretty cool! (pun intended)  ;D

You just added the sculpturistic flair that this forum needed. And it brings a completely new meaning to a 'white' pizza.

Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 09:59:30 PM
Norma,
Those are great!That's A creative way to spend time with the extra snow you all are getting up there!

Stay warm!
 :)



Bill,

Thanks for saying you liked the snow lady and pizza.  :)  We are supposed to get more snow tomorrow, Saturday and maybe next Tuesday.  It really wasn't that cold outside today.  I will try to stay warm.

Thanks,

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 10:14:04 PM
Norma,

That's pretty cool! (pun intended)  ;D

You just added the sculpturistic flair that this forum needed. And it brings a completely new meaning to a 'white' pizza.



Mike,

Your pun intended gave me a good chuckle.  :) In my former life, when I was a teenager I did draw and write poems.  I even wanted to become a “hippie” at one point in my life, but gave that up.  I did also help my children and granddaughter do many projects in school that require many hours of putting together projects in many forms of art. 

I could have done much better when making the snow lady and “white” pizza, but it was soon getting dark and the snow was starting to freeze.   

If you or others can stand to see one more white pizza, I did make one last year at Reply 31 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,10213.msg89672.html#msg89672

Thanks,

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Jose L. Piedra on January 27, 2011, 10:59:24 PM
I just want to see if I can reverse-engineer Norma’s snow pizza.

Historically, the snow pizza descends from the Italian sfincione congelati, which is thought to have first been made at a ski resort in Trentino after an avalanche cut off the local supply route. This pizza is made with the method of reverse-dough (impasto inverso), i.e. where a standard pizza is made with a dough that is formed and then baked, here the dough is baked prior to being formed. The formula is as follows:

Hydration: 100%
Flour: 0% (tipo 00)
Yeast: Frozen or semi-frozen wild yeast, according to atmospheric concentration.
Oil: Probably (trace amounts of engine oil from auto emissions).

Bake outdoors at around 0 to -5.

Form into round. Do not apply too much pressure as this will result in a dense and heavy, snowball-like crumb. Top and serve, preferably at a temperature of no higher than 0-2 in order to avoid sogging. Do not attempt to re-freeze leftover slices or they will turn hard.

Am I on-base here?

JLP
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 27, 2011, 11:14:31 PM
I just want to see if I can reverse-engineer Norma’s snow pizza.

Historically, the snow pizza descends from the Italian sfincione congelati, which is thought to have first been made at a ski resort in Trentino after an avalanche cut off the local supply route. This pizza is made with the method of reverse-dough (impasto inverso), i.e. where a standard pizza is made with a dough that is formed and then baked, here the dough is baked prior to being formed. The formula is as follows:

Hydration: 100%
Flour: 0% (tipo 00)
Yeast: Frozen or semi-frozen wild yeast, according to atmospheric concentration.
Oil: Probably (trace amounts of engine oil from auto emissions).

Bake outdoors at around 0 to -5.

Form into round. Do not apply too much pressure as this will result in a dense and heavy, snowball-like crumb. Top and serve, preferably at a temperature of no higher than 0-2 in order to avoid sogging. Do not attempt to re-freeze leftover slices or they will turn hard.

Am I on-base here?

JLP


Jose,

You almost had me falling off my chair laughing.  :-D You description of how to go about reverse-engineering my snow pizza, was almost spot on.  ;D  Do you think you also want to try to make a snow white pizza?

The only problem I can think of now, is the bake was at about 32 degrees F.  Who could ask for a pizza that costs so little to make.  Even no fuel, electric, gas, wood or any other things are needed for this type of pizza.  Maybe I should have called this an environmentally friendly pizza. 

I appreciate you took the time to try and reverse-engineer my white pizza.  If you have any other questions, just ask.

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: new2dough on January 28, 2011, 08:35:55 AM
Lol, thanks Norma for the laugh. Excellent pictures!!
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: PaulsPizza on January 28, 2011, 08:48:04 AM
Haha! Norma, that looks yummy :-D
Very low in calories I bet too!

Paul
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 28, 2011, 08:55:06 AM
Lol, thanks Norma for the laugh. Excellent pictures!!

new2dough,

I also got a few laughs from this thread.  Thanks for saying you liked the pictures.  :)

Norma

Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 28, 2011, 08:59:25 AM
Haha! Norma, that looks yummy :-D
Very low in calories I bet too!

Paul

Paul,

I am glad you think the snow pizza looks yummy.   :)  You are exactly right, probably no calories in the "snow pizza".  I think this is the only kind of pizza that doesn't cost anything and is good because the calories are nill.   :-D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: TXCraig1 on January 28, 2011, 11:40:47 AM
I love cold pizza, but that may be a little excessive...

Seriously though, make it with snow cone syrup, and I'm there!

Craig
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 28, 2011, 01:49:19 PM
I love cold pizza, but that may be a little excessive...

Seriously though, make it with snow cone syrup, and I'm there!

Craig

Craig,

I think the snow pizza even would be too cold for me and I just recently found out I liked cold pizza when I went to Sullivan St. Bakery and tried Jim Lahey’s pizza, although I have eaten snow before.

Not too many years ago my husband and I sold cotton candy and snow cones.  Then I did used snow cones concentrate and Flossine sugar to color some snowmen with my granddaughter.  I would sprinkle either the snow cones concentrate ( that had water and sugar added) or mostly vanilla Flossine sugar on snow and my granddaughter did like the snow cotton candy or snow cones.  Both of those made nicely colored snowmen or whatever else we made of snow.  Maybe you would have enjoyed both of them.

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: TXCraig1 on January 28, 2011, 02:35:22 PM
No doubt I would have.
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 28, 2011, 07:21:58 PM
Most of the day today there was lightly falling snow.  Tomorrow it is supposed to snow again.  I don’t think I mentioned this before, but I am getting tired of it snowing in our area.   :-D

I might finish my snow woman and pizza tomorrow if the weather isn’t too bad.  I even might form a head again, since my last one fell off.  If I can finish the snow woman and pizza quickly.  I might make a WFO out of snow so they can go together. 

Pictures of how snow woman and pizza look today.

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: StrayBullet on January 28, 2011, 09:25:21 PM
LOL :D

And I thought it was cold down here when it wasn't going to get above 60o  :o

Mark
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 28, 2011, 09:48:00 PM
LOL :D

And I thought it was cold down here when it wasn't going to get above 60o  :o

Mark

Mark,

Don't make me sick!  Having a temperature here of 60 degrees would bring me much delight.   :-D

A couple of weeks ago the temperatures in our area didn't even get to 20 degrees F and it was windy on top of the cold.  A lot of the nights were down to near 0.  In the last few weeks when I took the dogs for walks, I had either long johns or the leggings under my jeans to keep warm.  That and two pairs of socks, two pairs of gloves, 3 layers on top and even a scarf when going outside for awhile.  Can you now imagine why I am getting tired of the weather?  Each time I go out for awhile, it is a chore just to dress.  :-D

You sure are lucky if the temperature is only 60 degrees F.   ;D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: StrayBullet on January 28, 2011, 09:56:16 PM
I wallow in the fact I'm a "Cracker" :D....for those not in the "know" do a search ;)

I met my wife in Indianapolis and while a great city, when we got serious I said to her that she needed to decide if she wanted to stay there or move to Florida with me, 'cause there was no way I going to live there year round :D
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 28, 2011, 10:03:21 PM
I wallow in the fact I'm a "Cracker" :D....for those not in the "know" do a search ;)

I met my wife in Indianapolis and while a great city, when we got serious I said to her that she needed to decide if she wanted to stay there or move to Florida with me, 'cause there was no way I going to live there year round :D

Mark,

What you just posted is too funny!   :-D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: StrayBullet on January 28, 2011, 10:35:04 PM
Norma...I got a little rye in me, hence the "Cracker" comment...but for Floridians, it really has a legit meaning :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_cracker

Mark

And now that I re-read what I wrote, I see the hilarity!  I've always been a fan of Abbott/Costello ;)
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Tscarborough on January 28, 2011, 10:37:36 PM
If nothing else, it should freeze well.
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 28, 2011, 10:53:18 PM
Norma...I got a little rye in me, hence the "Cracker" comment...but for Floridians, it really has a legit meaning :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_cracker

Mark

And now that I re-read what I wrote, I see the hilarity!  I've always been a fan of Abbott/Costello ;)


Mark,

I never knew what a Florida cracker was before.  I know I learn a lot about pizza making on this forum, but I also learn many more things.  Thanks for the new information!  ;D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 28, 2011, 10:54:53 PM
If nothing else, it should freeze well.

Tscarborough,

You are full of humor too!   ;D  You are so right, it does freeze well.

Norma

Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: StrayBullet on January 28, 2011, 10:59:30 PM
Norma,

Happy to oblige :D

While not a true "Cracker" as my line doesn't go back generations in Florida, I was born and raised here, so I claim the tag, much like the "Conchs" of Key West....try getting a job there without being born there or knowing somebody!  My true line lies back in the hills of West Virginia and thankfully I still got a tad of Blackfoot "Indian" in me and the distillin' know-how :)

Mark
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 28, 2011, 11:06:21 PM
Norma,

Happy to oblige :D

While not a true "Cracker" as my line doesn't go back generations in Florida, I was born and raised here, so I claim the tag, much like the "Conchs" of Key West....try getting a job there without being born there or knowing somebody!  My true line lies back in the hills of West Virginia and thankfully I still got a tad of Blackfoot "Indian" in me and the distillin' know-how :)

Mark

Mark,

Since you were born and in Florida, I can believe you are a true “Cracker”.  What I also find interesting is you are also a tad Blackfoot “Indian” and have distillin' know-how.  That is a great combination.  :) Do you also do much distillin'?

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: StrayBullet on January 29, 2011, 10:55:06 AM
:D

I don't anymore, not really setup in this house, but my uncle still has a clay still and produces some AMAZING stuff!  My cousin then turns it into Apple Pie Moonshine :D

Mark
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 29, 2011, 12:57:39 PM
:D

I don't anymore, not really setup in this house, but my uncle still has a clay still and produces some AMAZING stuff!  My cousin then turns it into Apple Pie Moonshine :D

Mark

Mark,

I read your other thread about the Apple Pie Moonshine around Christmas.  :) I will have to try that sometime.  Maybe I wouldn't mind being out in the cold then.  :-D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 30, 2011, 05:45:52 PM
Well, it was too cold outside yesterday to be able to finish my snow woman.  The snow wouldn't form right to make things out of snow.  Today when I went outside she (the snow woman) had fallen down, just like some snowmen do.  I decided not to finish her, but to make something out of snow that I had wanted since I started to learn about pizza.  I decided to build my own WFO, because I probably will never own one.  The WFO was easy to build and I had it built in no time at all.  The pizza was also easy to make. I waited until the bottom oven temperature was up to around 1,000 degrees F (give or take a few degrees) and slid the pie into the WFO.  Although this pizza didn’t get the char I wanted, it did brown nicely.  I guess I will have to learn more about operating a WFO.

I think I followed all the Vera Pizza Napoletana rules for building this oven.  If anyone thinks I didn’t they can let me know.  I don’t know if I will be able to get VPN certification or not. 
I used all the ingredients for dressings for a VPN pizza . (proper ingredients: Tipo 00 flour, San Marzano tomatoes, all natural Fior di Latte or Bufala mozzarella, fresh basil, salt and yeast -- only fresh, all-natural, non-processed ingredients)

This pie was one of the best pies I have made so far.  At least I own a WFO, if only for a short while.

Pictures below

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 30, 2011, 05:47:40 PM
rest of pictures

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: jever4321 on January 30, 2011, 09:15:44 PM
LOL.. Love the WFO.
Even your snow pizza looks better then my best efforts... :-D
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 30, 2011, 09:38:36 PM
LOL.. Love the WFO.
Even your snow pizza looks better then my best efforts... :-D

Jay,

Thanks for saying you love the WFO.  :)  I really would like to have one.  The snow pizza was really easy to make.  It only took about 10 minutes total.  I can't make a normal pizza that fast. 

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: jever4321 on January 30, 2011, 09:52:07 PM
Jay,

Thanks for saying you love the WFO.  :)  I really would like to have one.  The snow pizza was really easy to make.  It only took about 10 minutes total.  I can't make a normal pizza that fast. 

Norma
I won't ask how you made the yellow snow... :-D
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 30, 2011, 10:03:03 PM
I won't ask how you made the yellow snow... :-D

Jay,

You or anyone can ask me about the yellow snow.   ::)  I also had another member tell me that they heard it was a bad thing to eat yellow snow.  http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,10213.msg89678.html#msg89678

Some of my pizza crusts don't even brown as well as the snow pizza did today.  :-D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Jose L. Piedra on January 30, 2011, 10:42:49 PM
As a public service, the dangers associated with the scourge of yellow snow are recounted in song here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws5Xeu3BEQk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws5Xeu3BEQk)

JLP
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on January 30, 2011, 11:03:56 PM
As a public service, the dangers associated with the scourge of yellow snow are recounted in song here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws5Xeu3BEQk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws5Xeu3BEQk)

JLP

Jose,

Thanks for the “public service” song!  :)  I never heard that song before. 

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 02, 2011, 08:03:06 AM
Well, no one decided to taste my pizza made in the WFO. :(  I wonder why, the pizza did look okay to me. The weather in our area was sleet and freezing rain since last evening.  I almost fell a few times when I went outside to take the dogs out.  Our area is just like a skating rink, even though I did spread melting agents different times.  When I went out on my deck this morning, I would have though I was ice skating instead of walking.  The ice is beautiful on the trees.  Thankfully I won’t have to drive anywhere until later today.  On the bright side the ground hog didn’t see his shadow this morning.  That is supposed to mean spring is coming sooner. http://www.visitpa.com/groundhog-day but I have conflicting reports   http://www.wgal.com/news/22408577/detail.html  Now who am I going to believe?  ??? I sure hope spring does come sooner.  The weathermen are calling for more snow Saturday in our area.  I wonder what other members are having in terms of weather.  ::)

Maybe I will get to bake in my WFO another time.  ;D 

Pictures below

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 03, 2011, 08:34:29 AM
After the ice storm, it became a little warmer yesterday afternoon (mid 30's) before going down into the teens last night.  My WFO fell over yesterday before I had a chance to make another snow pizza in the WFO.  :(

I will decide if I want to make anymore snow pizzas this winter, when it snows again.

Picture of fallen over WFO and things I used to build the WFO and pizza.

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: TXCraig1 on February 03, 2011, 09:32:45 AM
It's supposed to snow down here in Houston this afternoon and tomorrow.

I'd appreciate it if, in the future, you guys (and gals) would keep your snow up North and not let it spill out down here.

Thanks,

Craig
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: scott123 on February 03, 2011, 10:01:49 AM
Right now, when I shovel my walkway, I have to heave the snow to the top of a hill of ice, 6 feet high and 8 feet away.  If I, say, miss the mark by by only throwing the snow 7 feet, it rolls right down the hill and I have to shovel it again.  And again. And again.

I don't mind snowstorms nor do I mind shoveling, but atmospheric conditions between storms that prevent snow from melting so that I run out of places to put it- that's pure misery.
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 03, 2011, 11:15:17 AM
It's supposed to snow down here in Houston this afternoon and tomorrow.

I'd appreciate it if, in the future, you guys (and gals) would keep your snow up North and not let it spill out down here.

Thanks,

Craig

Craig,

How often do you even get snow in Houston?  I guess you guys and gals down that way are going to get a taste of what it is like to live in the North.  At least you don’t have to deal with the snow or ice all winter.  We are supposed to get more snow starting tomorrow night and maybe even again on Tuesday.

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 03, 2011, 11:22:03 AM
Right now, when I shovel my walkway, I have to heave the snow to the top of a hill of ice, 6 feet high and 8 feet away.  If I, say, miss the mark by by only throwing the snow 7 feet, it rolls right down the hill and I have to shovel it again.  And again. And again.

I don't mind snowstorms nor do I mind shoveling, but atmospheric conditions between storms that prevent snow from melting so that I run out of places to put it- that's pure misery.

scott123,

Our snow piles aren’t as high as in your area.  I know how it feels to deal with the snow and ice though.  The other day just after the driveway was cleared by me, the darn snow plow went by and almost plowed the end of the drive-way in again.  Then that stuff was heavy to shovel.  That can happen over and over again.  :-D

I agree the weather should turn warmer, so snow can melt more.  Last evening the thick ice developed on the snow again.  This place in some areas is like a skating rink. 

Sorry you also have to deal with this stuff.  :(

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: TXCraig1 on February 03, 2011, 12:37:51 PM
Craig,

How often do you even get snow in Houston?  I guess you guys and gals down that way are going to get a taste of what it is like to live in the North.  At least you don’t have to deal with the snow or ice all winter.  We are supposed to get more snow starting tomorrow night and maybe even again on Tuesday.

Norma

I've seen it two other times and neither time did it stick to the roads - one time the temperature was well over freezing. It was a wierd "lake-effect" type of event where the closer you were to the Gulf of Mexico, the more snow you got.  The first 5-years I lived in my house, the temperature never dropped below freezing. Since then, the winters have been generally colder every year. We had mid-20's yesterday which is the coldest ever at my house here and only the second time below 30.

Where is the global warming Al Gore has been promising?

Craig
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: JConk007 on February 03, 2011, 04:10:28 PM
LOVE IT Norma! Very Creative My friend would very much like to try a slice !! Please Excuse the hair He got a little to close to the oven!  ;D
John
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 03, 2011, 05:17:04 PM
LOVE IT Norma! Very Creative My friend would very much like to try a slice !! Please Excuse the hair He got a little to close to the oven!  ;D
John

John,

I also love your very creative friend that would like to try a slice!  I love the hair, carrot nose and stick arms and hands.  Your daughter looks very happy also.  ;D I bet she was proud of her snowman.  What did you use for buttons?

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: dmcavanagh on February 04, 2011, 12:17:22 AM
Norma, you've invented the "pizza peel rack". :-D
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 04, 2011, 07:05:04 AM
Norma, you've invented the "pizza peel rack". :-D

dmcavanagh,

What is the "pizza peel rack"?  Maybe I didn't drink enough coffee to be awake yet, but I don't know what a "pizza peel rack" is.   ::)  I always continue to learn on this forum.   :-D  More snow coming tonight and tomorrow, so maybe another snow pizza.  I wonder what kind other members would like to see me try.  Maybe I can come up with a new formula for making snow pizza.   :-D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: TXCraig1 on February 04, 2011, 07:56:36 AM
Well, we didn't get any snow in Houston, but its 28F, and there is ice everywhere. The first overpass I came to this morning had 13 cars scattered across it. I should have turned around right there, but I didn't, and by the grace of God, I made it to work OK. It's going to be a nightmare here when the masses hit the roads... should be starting about now.

Ya'll stay warm and safe.

Craig
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 04, 2011, 08:14:17 AM
Well, we didn't get any snow in Houston, but its 28F, and there is ice everywhere. The first overpass I came to this morning had 13 cars scattered across it. I should have turned around right there, but I didn't, and by the grace of God, I made it to work OK. It's going to be a nightmare here when the masses hit the roads... should be starting about now.

Ya'll stay warm and safe.

Craig

Craig,

Thankfully you made it to work okay.  :) All of you stay safe and warm down there.  Many times I have done doughnuts on the road, without trying when there was ice. One time I was on a really back road while going to work.  I ended up in a field, at night, but thankfully a farmer pulled me out with his tractor. I also saw many accidents from icy roads.  Ice is worse than snow.  If someone isn’t experienced in driving in that icy stuff it can be a nightmare.

Take care,

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: StrayBullet on February 04, 2011, 11:33:50 AM
Well, we didn't get any snow in Houston, but its 28F, and there is ice everywhere. The first overpass I came to this morning had 13 cars scattered across it. I should have turned around right there, but I didn't, and by the grace of God, I made it to work OK. It's going to be a nightmare here when the masses hit the roads... should be starting about now.

Ya'll stay warm and safe.

Craig

Was in a meeting all week at 3 Greenway and we re-booked our 3pm flights out yesterday to noon...thankful we did!
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: TXCraig1 on February 04, 2011, 12:25:20 PM
Glad you got out yesterday. Give it a couple months, and we'll be back to 99F/99% humidity...

Craig
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 05, 2011, 12:59:11 PM
This morning out on the one tree, there were several robins.  :)  This is the first year I saw the robins so early.  I don’t know if this means an early spring or not, but the sight of the robins was refreshing, after our past snows and ice.

Sorry I didn’t get a better picture.

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 06, 2011, 05:23:16 PM
Just in time for the Super Bowl this evening, I made two more snow pizzas for anyone that is a fan of stuffed deep-dish or Generic Thin Style Chicago pizzas. 

It hasn’t snowed anymore and in our area and we only have been having mostly ice.  Today it was nice outside (around 40 degrees F) and the snow was hard to work with just like some pizzas doughs are hard to work with.  The snow wanted to start melting and the toppings wanted to blend together, before I could get these pies finished, which only took about 20 minutes from start to finish.

My rug is ripping on my deck and my deck furniture is starting to rust, from all this bad weather.  Guess that will be another job that has to wait until spring.   ::)

Pictures below

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: StrayBullet on February 06, 2011, 08:06:38 PM
Norma,

This is pure genius!!!  Call Peter Max, he's got some competition :D

Mark
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 06, 2011, 09:35:53 PM
Norma,

This is pure genius!!!  Call Peter Max, he's got some competition :D

Mark

Mark,

Thanks for your kind words in even mentioning me in the same sentence as Peter Max.  I have always liked to play around with art, but sure am not good.

These are few pictures of other snowmen, (not pizza) that I helped my granddaughter to build over the years.  Now that small girl is the mother of my great-granddaughter.  We built many different kinds of things out of snow over all the years. (like big bad wolf, father winter, different characters horses, and regular snowmen)  The one picture of the 3 snow people, is supposed to be me in the middle..lol 

I guess some of the child in grown people, never all goes away.

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 12, 2011, 03:02:04 PM
I decided to make a Valentine Pizza out of snow today.  The snow is now really icy so the Valentine Snow pizza was a little harder to make.  The dough didn't want to cooperate.  This time I made a white snow pizza with pepperoni hearts.  My crust browned a little better today.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!   :)

A poem about Pizza for Valentine’s Day.

http://www.helium.com/items/982862-poetry-pizza   Pizza is universally loved.

Pictures below

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Matthew on February 12, 2011, 04:50:56 PM
I decided to make a Valentine Pizza out of snow today.  The snow is now really icy so the Valentine Snow pizza was a little harder to make.  The dough didn't want to cooperate.  This time I made a white snow pizza with pepperoni hearts.  My crust browned a little better today.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!   :)

A poem about Pizza for Valentine’s Day.

http://www.helium.com/items/982862-poetry-pizza   Pizza is universally loved.

Pictures below

Norma

I hope the yellow is food colouring! :D
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 12, 2011, 09:10:36 PM
I hope the yellow is food colouring! :D

Matt,

Lol, yes the yellow is food coloring, but who knows what else has fallen on the snow since the last snow.   :-D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 22, 2011, 05:21:44 PM
Well, the snow had disappeared last weekend because of the warm weather.  It snowed again last evening into this morning.  I thought I guess I will make another snow pizza, after I was finished snow blowing and shoveling.  Hopefully this snow stuff will soon be over and I will be able to start a garden again. 

I decided today to make a Pizzarium style pizza out of snow with a “little guy” that Bonci seems to have since he reopened his remodeled pizzeria. 

So without further ado or dilly dally, here is my Pizzarium style pizza with the nice holey structure and Bonci’s new “little guy”.

Maybe all you "guys" are getting sick of me posting all these snow pizzas, since they really can't be eaten.   :-D  At least this slice had no problems with getting a nice structure.

Pictures below

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Pitapacket on May 30, 2011, 06:57:22 PM
I can not tell you how happy this thread made me.  Thanks Norma! ;D
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on May 30, 2011, 07:52:08 PM
I can not tell you how happy this thread made me.  Thanks Norma! ;D

Pitapacket,

I am glad this thread made you happy.  :) When I made those snow pizzas, the weather was very cold and snowy.  Now the weather in our area in last the last few days has been about 92-95 degrees F.  What a difference!  What I wouldn't do for some of that snow when I am outside.  :-D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on October 30, 2011, 01:50:12 PM
These “Hot Peppers” on the “Halloween Pumpkin Pizza” should sure chase the snow away!  Happy Halloween! Everyone!  :)

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: buceriasdon on October 30, 2011, 02:18:11 PM
lol, Very cute Norma. :P I have vauge recollections of that white stuff. ::)
Don
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: parallei on October 30, 2011, 02:40:30 PM
Your Halloween Snow Pie is great Norma ;D  We had an early wet snow here last week.  We were lucky, our trees didn't get any damage....
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on October 30, 2011, 03:49:40 PM
lol, Very cute Norma. :P I have vauge recollections of that white stuff. ::)
Don

Don,

I only wish I had vague recollections of the white stuff!   :-D  It sure was an early snow in our area.  Hopefully, not too much of the white stuff comes this winter.  You are lucky you don't have to deal with snow.  :)

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on October 30, 2011, 03:55:33 PM
Your Halloween Snow Pie is great Norma ;D  We had an early wet snow here last week.  We were lucky, our trees didn't get any damage....

Paul,

Thanks for your kind comment about the "Halloween Pumpkin Pie"!  :)  It even gave me trouble.  I didn't have any food coloring around, so I thought I would use some orange jello I had at home. Until I started working on the snow pumpkin, (about 10 minutes) the jello had set.  Glad to hear your trees didn't get any damage. Many trees in our area did get damage, and many peoples power went off.  I was fortunate that my power only went off for a little while. 

Norma 
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on March 25, 2013, 01:28:23 PM
After I shoveled at my place and my mother’s place I just couldn’t resist the snow.  Although I am not happy Spring isn’t here yet, the snow gave me a chance to make another pizza.  This time I am “hitchhiking south” to make pizzas.  If anyone want to “adopt” me until Spring comes to our area my crusts are golden brown and I even use Vermont Smoked pepperoni on my pizzas.  :-D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: derricktung on March 25, 2013, 02:13:35 PM
Haha.. way to enjoy the snow! Such creativity!!!
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Chicago Bob on March 25, 2013, 03:33:49 PM
You are an amazing nut Norma with a beautiful imagination..... :-*
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on March 25, 2013, 06:15:14 PM
Haha.. way to enjoy the snow! Such creativity!!!

Derrick,

Thank you!

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on March 25, 2013, 06:16:13 PM
You are an amazing nut Norma with a beautiful imagination..... :-*

Bob,

Thanks, you got the nut part down well.  I like to be crazy sometimes.   :-D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on December 10, 2013, 12:46:40 PM
Could not resist today.  :-D

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: Chicago Bob on December 10, 2013, 02:06:43 PM
Could not resist today.  :-D

Norma
Didn't know you were doing Deep Dish now Norma....that crust looks light and fluffy....Killer!  :drool:
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on December 10, 2013, 04:53:22 PM
Didn't know you were doing Deep Dish now Norma....that crust looks light and fluffy....Killer!  :drool:

Bob,

I sure don't know if that snow pizza was a deep dish or not.  :-D  I just quickly made it because I had shoveling to do at my mother's and my place.  I am glad you liked the crust.   ;)

Norma
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: dogboy on February 02, 2015, 08:48:38 AM
Bob,

I sure don't know if that snow pizza was a deep dish or not.  :-D  I just quickly made it because I had shoveling to do at my mother's and my place.  I am glad you liked the crust.   ;)

Norma
Love it!!!! I might have to venture out to get some food coloring now :)
Title: Re: My Ultimate Pizza!
Post by: norma427 on February 02, 2015, 09:55:36 AM
Love it!!!! I might have to venture out to get some food coloring now :)

dogboy,

Looking forward to any future snow creations you do!   8)

Norma