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the pizzaco

ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,600
edited 1:01PM in EggHead Forum
Sometimes it’s difficult moving an idea from my head to the plate in its true conceptual form. Usually around the midpoint of putting a new cook together its flaws become apparent. Often this leads in a different direction for a future cook theretofore not considered. An example was how the quality of the finished cannolo tubes suffered due to the lack of exposure to heat on both sides of the dough - this left a texture on the interior that was not as good as it could’ve been; something I didn’t see coming but certainly would have had I really thought it through (or if I had a bigger brain like that man stike :ermm: ). Preheated dowels would have yielded better finished tubes however the only practical way to do that would involve foregoing the shape (the connected ‘ends’) leaving an open ended shell. But that would look more like a taco :huh:

Thus, the inception of the next generation:

Started with smaller dough balls



Went with a higher temp and a new dowel system that could be sufficiently preheated retaining enough heat to become a heat source itself:



The finished pizzaco shells:


Stuff’m however you see fit, I had some leftover turkey meatballs from last night’s dinner, hot sopressata, mozzarella & plum tomatoes:










And that’s how its done.

For those of you that grew up in the late 70’s/early 80’s & enjoyed good Rock n’ Roll

happy in the hut
West Chester Pennsylvania


  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Marc I've always said it. You are too much. What a great idea
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    AWESOME tune Zipp.

    Your creation reminds me of this:
  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    That looks quite good. Thanks for the pictures but I have one question..what are those things you draped the dough over and what are they supposed to be used for? :whistle:
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • Macgyvered!
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    Will that work with my vinyl weights?
  • ShwiezzeeShwiezzee Posts: 304

    You are a true pioneer. love your posts! :)

    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,600
    holy crap, that is funny. I was at about row 7 at the Spectrum for the Fair Warning tour, oh my. There was a guy in the seat directly in front of me that puked on the guy directly in front of him. I guess on that night row 7 was better than row 5 :laugh:
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I use to pump iron back in the late 70's but, not that way. Ha If you and Stike ever got together look out world! :woohoo:
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I saw every single VH tour at least once, and most of them several times, until they hired Gary Cherone. If they tour again this summer I'll be in line for tix. My favorite band of all time.

    I'm one of the few that like both Diamond Dave and the Red Rocker as the front man. Like two completely different bands, and both terrific in their own way.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I agree Fidel.
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,600
    indoctrinated in 1978, I had a very difficult time (like many) ever accepting the unmentionable one following the departure of perhaps the greatest front man to ever take a stage. That said, this is about one of the band's greatest accomplishments:

    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172

    My favorite album was 1984, but for the lesser known tunes. Panama had a good riff, but for me House of Pain - and Drop Dead Legs (God the guitar in that!) - were incredible songs.

    Then you have Hot for Teacher, Top Jimmy, I'll Wait.....I need to listen to that album again. Good stuff.
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,600
    thanks beli, it was fun to do. I think if my kids were younger it would be great & fun for them, make a bunch of shells & have them stuff them with whatever they want... kind of like the build you own pizza parties we used to have for them -
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,600
    well now, this is one of those bands that produced albums containing multiple segments of pure genius, something we don't see much of anymore

    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • Wonder if I could use "Shake Weights".... B)
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,600
    absolutely Pat, be sure to take pictures. Perhaps invite bubba tim over for technical advice
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Even IF your food sucked your music makes me feel 18 again!!LOL Been down loading some early/mid VH off Napster last few weeks in fact. If you haven't checked it out you should. For like 14 bucks a month I can down load almost any song from any time period from any genera on my MP3 and its totaly legal as I can't burn the song. If I don't keep my membership up the song "dies" in a month on my MP3. Led Zep, AC/DC and Bob Seager are about the only thing I cant get all there songs.
    Was going to tell you to preheat a couple pieces of 2 inch stainless pipe for your cook but looks like you got a system worked out!!LOL Your dang snow is heading to South Arkansas. Need to learn to control it and keep it up there! :pinch:
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I would certainly have to concur

  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,600
    hahaha that's all good stuff, & thanks to you I'm now addicted to Amber Bock :laugh: , I suppose worse things could happen to me. And regarding the snow, it's all Steven's fault, it's his damn snow to begin with
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • No Van Hagar there!

    Great looking Pizzaco - creative!
  • dude! that looks fantastic!.....rr
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    Looks great. What an interesting idea.
  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 156
    I love those Cento tomatoes. Just made a big batch of spaghetti sauce yesterday in my CI dutch oven with it.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    my mind can't comprehend this stuff. if it ain't in a book, i can't handle it.

    have you considered buying some pipe for the molds? would allow you to skip the aluminum foil, which probably insulated you from the hand-held weights more than anything. nice to see you use those for something, by the way.

    great cook. frikkin A
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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