I'm now on my 5th attempt at pizza. So far each one has been an experiment, and each has disappointed in its own way.
This time around, I made my dough from scratch. I made a mistake in the overnight cold ferment stage, and did not cover tightly. As a result I had a thick skin to remove today. That left me with about 15% less dough to work with, and thus a very frustrating shaping effort. At one point I was so pissed off I chucked the dough ball across the kitchen. Seemed to help...as my next attempt to shape it resulted in an ok result.
My sauce was also a mess. Too much spice mixture added to hand crushed San Marzanos. Sauce ended up with a brown tint, and did not taste good.
Cheese also bombed. Main layer of shredded mozzarella with fresh shredded Asiago and Romano. Did not result in the desired flavor combo.
Only high point was in finding a good Margharita pepperoni from Dave's Marketplace.
I am so far away from a good pizza at this point, I am not sure what to do. (I live in the North East, so I am comparing to the style that is commonplace in local pizza joints around here.)