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Tales of a Lesser Woman: I botched up my own recipe!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tales of a Lesser Woman: I botched up my own recipe!

You know the pizza recipe I shared the other day?  The fig and sausage one.

Well, I made it last night and even though I've made it LOTS of times before, I changed a couple of things this go round.  A couple of changes worked just fine, but a couple turned out to be the most ridiculous nightmarish cooking debauchles that will go down in my mind forever!

The good news is that it still tasted really good!

First, I will tell you that reconstititing dried figs worked just fine and I'll definitely do it again.  To reconstitute dry figs you need to put them in a bowl and pour boiling water over them til they start to puff up.  I had to do this twice...pour out the first water when it starts to cool and pour another batch of boiling water over them.  They puffed up just fine, but they looked so disgusting.  My mom says I'm not allowed to tell you what we thought they looked like, but sufficed to say it was a very gross looking thing.  So when you serve these up, I recommend slicing them to put on your pizza so you don't gross yourself or any guest out completely!  See what I mean?
Pretty bad huh?!

Well now that I've started your day out with something entirely inappropriate, I apologize.

Ok, for the rest of the pizza, I have to tell you...whole wheat dough made a mess!  It wasn't as elastic as regular dough and it probably didn't help at all that for some unknown reason I made each dough portion into one giant pizza instead of 2 smaller ones.  Since you have to put this on the grill, it works a whole lot easier to make smaller pizzas.  The big one stretched so ridiculously and made a mess.  My mom was here and we were laughing so hard over it that we were crying!  The first one was just enormous, but the second one tore into about 6 different pieces and was just a joke!





<-----Look!  This is the second one...once we put the onions and sausage on it.







<----- Even though this dough was a complete mess, you can't tell by the time we put everything on it!  The whole wheat dough took a bit longer to cook as well.  Next time I'll be using regular dough again.  Also, instead of arugula I typically use spinach because I always have it around.

<------ This is actually how many pieces that dough tore into!  The most important thing though was that it still tasted every bit as wonderful as it should!








 My mom said "Oh wow honey, this recipe is so easy and lovely I just can't wait to rush right home and make it!"  But truly, it is actually easy...and definitely delish!  Just divide your dough, use regular pizza dough instead of whole wheat, and make sure you slice up the reconstituted scrotum-looking figs to put on the pizza so it looks nice!

So really...make this one. You will love it!

And I promised a recipe for a great pie today, so I'll try to do that this afternoon.  Or I can post how to antique a table today?  What do you prefer?  Either way, it'll all get posted soon enough!

- Logan

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2 Comments:

At March 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM , Blogger Rebecca said...

Logan, the reconstituted figs look hysterical!!! I have not made your pizza, but I made your salad with the figs and sausage. I'll try this next time. I am nervous about putting the dough on the grill, so I am glad you posted pictures.

 
At March 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM , Blogger LoganW said...

Rebecca, Don't be nervous about the dough on the grill. Truly, it's not hard at all...just make sure you make like 2 pizzas out of one lump of dough instead of 1! It cooks so fast too and makes the dough taste like at those brick oven kind of places. How did you like the salad? I just adore it...I think the dressing MAKES the whole thing...so divine!

 

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