Well, here is the story..and there is a moral to it.[p]The other day I was gazing at my little clay pot dish's that my wiffy had set out on the picnic table for the kids to use as ash tray's. Filled with sand. My thoughts drifted to the posts via Tanker Tim's posts and his clay pots used for pizza stone stands. [p]This is where my inquisitive mind starts clicking. More trouble for
Char-Woody!![p]I dash to the local Wal-Mart store, and purchase some nice clean clay pot containers/trays, and soak em up with olive oil.[p] Next, I opened a package of Betty Crocker Pizza dough mix and whupped up some instant dough in a pan..let it rise and and divided it into portions about equal to the 2-8" inch clay dishes and two 4 inch clay dishes for some Pizza. [p]These baseball size balls and golf ball size balls rolled out with the dough roller pin (marble one here) worked perfect for mini pizza's..[p]I made up one with just olive oil coating in the new clay pizza dish, and popped it in the BGE on the plate sitter and tested it. It worked great, this little pizza cooked nicely..but it partially stuck to the clay bottom.
The next one I sprayed with Crisco Cooking spray...Works beautifully and the little Pizza's slipped right out of the little clay dishes..[p]Wonderfull, I sat out on the picnic table with a cold beer at noon eating my heart out with Piiiizzzzzzaaaaa, just like a real Italian pizza cafe. All by my lonesome with all different varieties.
Watched the neighbor Marion Free, two doors down was mowing with his rider lawn mower waving his hello's.[p]I popped those little cuties in and out and rotated em, one after another...Gosh this works great.
Small problem arose...and this is where it gets sticky...a 90% success story...But Alas, there is/was an awful after taste of clay that stayed with me for two days. I scarfed down mucho Bud Light to get rid of it...[p]A solution came to mind...my new and now discarded clay pot dishes were plain ones..nice, made in Germany, and I assumed to be really good fired clay. [p]They also made one that was glazed interior. [p]I dashed back to the store and got two more glazed ones. Fired up the BGE last night and did two more 8 inchers in the glazed clay dish trays. No big deal ..whats money?? $1.79 each.[p]Disgustingly...the same taste...dang..but my experiment failed. But no..Not a failure , for with experimenting its always a success. There is no such thing as a failure for you cancel out one option, and its a stepping stone forward to another adventure, for my quest now is for a proper (pyrex type) vessel to handle the temperature yet produce the mini pizzas. These were sure fun to make, and browned perfectly, and the result was uptown..Except for that danged clay pot taste.
The moral of the story...never use anything that is not already approved for food preparation. I layed me body on the line for the test, sigh!!! Phuttuuuiii taste. But this works...wow..what nice pizzas. Ruined..But the principle works.
So there is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, with all the garnishments...
Cheers...till next time...and wait till you get a grip on my new rib techique..heeeeeeeeeeeeeee....C dubb Ya.