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Pizza Quest Continues

Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
edited 8:26AM in EggHead Forum
Well, made a few mistakes on this cook, but had a break though with the crust. Finally "got" the hand stretching thing. I have been rolling out my dough. Good, but not what I was looking for
With these pies I worked on stretching the dough by hand. Still need a ton of practice but I am willing to eat my way to success :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

A few pics

Getting the dough ready

This was the first one, which got a little burnt on the bottom. Thought I had the excessive topping thing under control... ah, not yet :angry:
The second one turned out better on the bottom but it should have been left on a few more minutes

Will keep working on the crust, but the hand stretching is a big step towards the pizza grail :)

Thanks for looking



  • pattikakepattikake Posts: 1,175
    Great job, looking good. I love Pizza on the egg.

    Wichita, KS
  • :laugh: Great Looking Pizza! I can only eat pizza cooked on the egg! :cheer:
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Hey your pizza looks fine. ;)

    Better than mine cause I don't have any. :( I hope to get into the pizza making gig this winter. Tim
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    That looks really good.
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,308
    Those are some tasty looking pizzas. I've grilled pizza before, but can't wait to try it on my new egg. :)

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • Those look great Shane!

    I too am TRYING to learn a good hand stretching technique....that sounds bad!

    Anyhow, do you mind sharing the dough recipe you are using? Or is this store bought dough?

  • If you are making your own dough, try making it with less flour so when you scretch it by hand (no rolling pin) the gravity of the dough will scretvh itself after it has aged a minimum of 24 hours.

    I usually push my fingers (2") into a freshly made dough ball and the dough should just not stick to your fingers, still tacky thou. If your dough calls for sugar,immediatley cut that amount in half. The Egg has intense bottom baking heat, or omit the sugar all togther.

    Make sure the dough is at room temp before you rolling or and do not over handle it, you want to leave the little bubbles alone.

    When your dough rises in the Egg, pull the paper out from underneath it, a combination of things can happen in resulting in burning. Make sure your stone is at a suffcient temp (not cold) all doughs bake at different temps and being in the Egg a intensive bottom bake, you want to allow for more time inorder for the top to brown. My pizza's crust are lighter than most but I like it like that, it resembles a wood burning pizza.

    Good luck ;)
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Patti :)
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thank you Judi
    The Egg really does pizza well :)
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Hey Tim
    Egged Pizza= Yummmmm :laugh: :laugh:

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thanks Dr Z.
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Hey Griffin
    You guys will love the pizza off the Egg.
    If you do a search for Zippylip's pizza, you will never buy another. :)

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    I am bouncing around with a couple of breadmaker recipes.
    Doing a search for Zippylip's pizza recipe is the best though.
    I would try that dough first

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Hey Primeggister1
    Thanks for the tips.
    I had the pleasure of trying your Za at NiEggara
    It was fantastic!!! :woohoo:
    I was watching you guys work all day. Learned a lot.
    I really appreciate the reply

  • I have been using large marges no knead dough receipe. I have had good results with it although I am still learning the streching thing too. What has been a problem is the dough sticks to everything :angry: . So I finally threw in the towel and bought some parchment paper. I am going to try that this weekend.
  • MikeeMikee Posts: 543
    So far I have found that cooking pizza is easier in the oven. Boo! Hiss! Hang him! :evil:

    Just got an egg 2 months ago. I will use a pizza stone on top of the eggsetter with the feet. Hopefully that will make a difference.

    I like my pizza thin and chewy. The dough toward the middle is see through. While there are numerous ways to make pizza, I like to mimick my favorite pizzaria. I use 100% flour, 64% cold water, 0.4% Instant dry Yeast, 1.7% salt. Adding up to 1-1.5% olive oil is optional. Start mixing with about 70% of the flour for 10-15 minutes. Then add the remainder. Let it ferment/rise in the fridge for 24 hour. Then divide into balls. Balls should last a few days without any isse.
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Hey FT
    Parchment is great, I pull it out after about 4 min. on the Egg.
    I want to get a peel once I get better with the dough.
    One pie at a time :laugh:
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    I think once you try a pie on the Egg, you'll be hooked :laugh:
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