Monday, September 24, 2007

I must be the only one klutzy enough to burn my lip while making pizza! I made pizza for lunch today and I had an idea. Why not roll out the dough in a rectangle, put cheese and pepperoni on it and roll it up into a loaf? I did just that and stuck it in the oven when the rest of the pizzas were done cooking.

I took it out of the oven to check it, held the pan about face-height, and while I was sticking a spatula thing underneath to check for doneness it slipped and the lip of the pan hit my lip. Thankfully it wasn't a very bad burn (only a very small part has blistered so far) and I heard lips heal pretty quickly (or is that your tongue?). I want to suck on an ice cube but I know it's not generally a recommended practice because of the possibility of numbing and then freezing (and damaging) tissue.

On the bright side, the pizza loaf seems to have turned out great. To do it yourself, use:

enough pizza dough for 2 pizzas
mozzarella cheese
provolone cheese - we have extra sharp around so I used that. Gives a nice flavor
romano cheese

Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Spread with a small amount of sauce. Don't be liberal unless you want a soggy roll. Grind together in a blender - or other like appliance - a handful each of pepperoni and romano. Sprinkle dough with oregano, mozzarella, provolone, and pepperoni mixture. Roll up and pinch seam to seal. Pinch ends together to make a circle (but make sure there's a hole in the middle. This will close up when the dough grows in the oven). Snip little holes on top. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or so, or until bottom and top are moderately browned.

Now put on your apron. Put on your oven mits. Put on your bakers hat. Put on your cooking shoes. Put on your winter jacket. Protect yourself from the flood of people streaming into the kitchen to sample your cooking.


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