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Pizza For The Mongul Hordes (wife's family)

Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
edited 4:45PM in EggHead Forum
Had a delayed family get-together for Marina Ranger's 14th Birthday (actually July 4th). My first real attempt at multiple pies. Took a lot of advice from resident pizza pro, Darian (PhotoEgg), and raised my stone off of the setter using my homemade (GASP!) galvanized ring from my Mini.

And, yes, I cheated. And, I'll continue to cheat in the future. I used packaged, frozen dough ($1.79 ea.). Let them thaw for 24 hours in the fridge, then set on the cabinet about 2 hours before beginning the cook. Left all of the dough balls sealed in the package until ready to use. Allowed them to rise in the package, and when I removed them there was a rich, yeasty aroma to each. They came out great. I have two more that went back in the fridge that I'll do today.

Good Sunday to all.

Mike

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  • Le Oeuf VertLe Oeuf Vert Posts: 512
    Pies look great and pass along a belated happy birthday! Hope she enjoyed her day.
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Will do. She did.
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  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Great looking pie and I loved the hat & towel on the mini. Keep em coming.

    Cheers,
    Bordello
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Nice job on the pies Mike
    That dough looks like it cooks up great :)

    Shane
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  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,352
    Lookin' good!! 8 - ),,, Thanks for the tips!!
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,342
    The guest of honor is a beautiful young lady. Great pictures. Lloyd loves the cowboy hat on the egg.
    Couple ?s
    1. Is the galvanized ring the same they use to hang garage door openers:
    2. What is the ID and OD of the ring
    3. Did you get the dough at CM or HEB?
    4. Why the "GASP!"? (memory aint what it use to be and I can't count either :blush: )
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Hey, Bob. How's the smoke over there?
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    It did. I know I should be ashamed, but I'm not a pie purist at this point. Sure makes for easy fix and cleanup.
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  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Kind of been slacking a bit, only one of me and at this time of the year I can't ask anyone over as I don't run the air and my place is anywhere from 94 to 98 inside.

    I think I'm cooking my self. Plus I have fridge empty and unplugged.

    Yep, the sun has gotten to me. :whistle:

    But I'm looking to do something very soon.

    Cheers,
    Bordello
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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Fantástico Mike,Great looking pies. Felicidades a Marina on her 14th, sh's getting prettier by the day.
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Thanks Joan.

    Yep, 1-3/8" galvanized strap sold at Home Depot/Lowes.

    I made a form by cutting a circle of wood that fit just inside the inside diameter of the underside of my Mini grid. Make sense? I then formed the strap around the wooden disk, cut to length and bolted. (see pic) So, my grid fits right over the ring and sits snug.

    The "GASP" is for those who have the opinion that I'm dying a slow death because of the use of galvanized metal in the Egg. Check past threads for "galvanized".

    Got the dough at HEB. With the frozen rolls.

    Best to you.

    Mike

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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Thanks, Man. Be careful taking tips from me. :laugh:
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,400
    What a lovely young lady to celebrate! She's grown so much. Funny how that happens before your eyes. :whistle:
    Nice looking pie's Mike!
    Cheers!
    Molly
    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
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Thanks, My Friend. Article in this morning's paper said it was another ugly scene in Monterrey yesterday. Absolutely senseless.

    Stay safe.

    Miguel
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Sounds toasty! Are you getting any smoke from the fires?
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Thanks, Molly. Yep 14 goin' on 25!

    Mike
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Fine lookin pies Mr Ranger. :)
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,342
    Thanks,
    I don't think the galvanized will kill you any faster that the ceramic pizza stones made in chine that we use. I don't remember you having a third eye at Salado :laugh: :laugh: On the way to the hdwr store
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    Nice pizza's! Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!

    Good to see that I'm not the only one that makes modifications for egg setups. :cheer: Oooooh, I see a split firering, intentional or unintentional? Mine is intentional. :P
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  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Happy to say no. After the big dust storm we had a couple of hazy days and while no smell some thougt it might have been blown in by the Tucson fire. I thought it was just a haze.

    Regards,
    Bordello
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  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    I want to see if they sell that brand in my area. The dough looks perfect. I like it with the bubbles. The only readymade other than a pizza place, is Publix. It is the worst dough I have ever used.
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Intentional ;)
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Good luck on the search!
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    ;)
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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    wow mike that looks good! cant believe how time flies marina is alot older thanshe used to be :laugh:


    i hope all is well with you pal!!!!!!!!

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • The pizzas look great. Dough looks good, too. Don't tell anyone and they would never know it was frozen!!

    Nice Hat!!
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Terry:
    Well and good, My Friend. Yep, they get older by the minute.

    Best to you, Buddy.

    Mike
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Thanks, Faith. Pulled that old hat out of the shop to wear while mowing the lawn and just set it on the Mini while I cooled off. Looked like it belonged there. It's from a previous stage of my life. Much too da%ned old to pretend to be George Strait, anymore (even though we're about the same age). Sandles and shorts are much more comfy than boots and tight Wranglers. :laugh: Here's me in the hat when it was clean. http://www.ticketsinventory.com/images/last_photos/concert/G/george-strait/george-strait_2011_3281.png

    LR
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,920
    Those are some great looking pies. I really like that towel.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Courtesy of Mrs. Popsicle.
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