146 Pizza Fail
I will be experimenting to see if I need to:
- use more yeast (used 2 1/2 teaspoons)?
- buy new yeast (I bought this in 1999)?
- bake on a thinner pan?
- bake on a pan with holes in it?
I did let the yeast dissolve in hot water 5 minutes before adding the dry ingredients, and I did let the dough rest 5 minutes after mixing it. We bought this yeast in 1999 as part of our Y2k preparations. Does yeast die after a few years? There is no expiration date on this quart-sized, industrial strength compressed yeast packet we had kept un-opened until yesterday.
Doesn't the pizza look good, though? It tasted OK, but we were expecting great.
I walked all over Wal-mart and Costco yesterday, and we walked the dogs down the street and back, about half a mile. I gained a pound on pizza and Easter candy. I will probably gain another pound today on donuts at church and more Easter candy. I will be back to 145 by Friday. Here is all that I ate yesterday:
Small bowl of Special K and organic soy milk
Half an apple and a tablespoon of chunky peanut butter
Full dinner plate of homemade pizza with sausage and sauteed onion and mushrooms
Leftover baked chicken, Brussels sprouts and broccoli
7 mini Hershey Special Dark chocolate bars with 10 large strawberries
Sliced small banana dipped in Hershey's Special Dark chocolate syrup