Ok, so here's me taking a stab at baking. It was just pizza, but I had my moments.
Box of Jiffy Pizza Crust Mix:
Next to that fabulous looking pizza slice on the box, it says, "Just Add Water"
With the water added, I mixed it all together. It then required me to cover and store in a warm area of about 85 degrees. Well, it has been pretty "cold" here lately, so I improvised. I placed the covered bowl in front of my space heater and turned it on low. Don't laugh! It required that temperature for about 5mins.
Afterwards, I was supposed to knead it on top of a flour-covered surface. Um well...I didn't have flour, so again, pure magic happened. I busted out with the left over tempura mix we have at home and placed that on my work surface. I figure it's a "powdery" consistency so it could work.
It should not look like this:
I decided to use all of the tempura mix and thank goodness it looked like this:
Now time to shape it onto a 14x10 inch pan...oh wait, don't have that either...Improvise! I busted out with this baking sheet like thing we bake chicken on and removed the top grill part. Voilà, my attempt at shaping my crust into a square:
I then placed it in the oven for 3-5mins to harden...may have placed a little too long:
Then drenched it with sauce:
I had older looking basil that still smelled fresh, but was starting to brown, so I put them on to be covered by the other toppings:
Finished all of my shredded mozzarella and sliced salami:
Confession, I took it out of the oven again and put fresh basil and slices of grape tomatoes on top. I didn't want my basil to burn so I added it during the last 5mins of the baking process:
Oh yeah, I baked this bad boy at 425 degrees for about 18mins, not counting the 3mins to harden the crust. Pure deliciousness! Oh and btw, square plates are on my to-do list. I promise!
Plus, I had a glass (or two) of this sucker...
I bought this bottle at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago cuz it was cheap, $4.95 or so and check out the cool flying pig image. Sold! Not the best, but it did its job. I was definitely satisfied. =D