Kym Douglas’ and Ian Gonzales’ Pizza Perfection!
- GreenBox Pizza Boxes
- Sagaform Pizza Scissors
More about materials:
GreenBox Pizza Boxes: This smartly designed pizza box looks like an ordinary pizza box, right? It’s like a Swiss Army pizza box that converts into plates and storage for your leftovers! It’s made of 100% recycled materials. The box top can be broken down and repurposed as four paper plates for serving and eating pizza and other dishes. And the bottom half of the box turns into a smaller box that stores your leftovers easily in the refrigerator. You can buy a pack of 50 for $30. I found mine on Amazon. - GreenBox Pizza Boxes, Pack of 50 for $30, GreenBoxNY.com
Sagaform Pizza Scissors: This unique gadget is both pizza cutter and serving spatula, with shears for cutting slices to size and a spatula attached to one of the shear blades. You can buy them for $19.95 on many websites and brick and mortar stores. Again, I found mine on Amazon.
Chef Ian’s Advice on Stretching & Tossing Pizza:
Stretching Pizza Dough:
- Flour your working surface with plenty of flour to keep the dough from sticking to you to your work surface. Keep more flour nearby just in case.
- Make sure your dough is room temperature for best handling.
- Shape your dough into a ball and dust it with flour.
- You will start to stretch the ball to have it lay flat.
- Pinch ¼" away from the edge of the dough and press outward.
- Make sure that you continue to press outward in a circular motion so that you don’t end up with a strange shape; we want to keep the dough round. Eventually a ridge will develop and a hump will naturally form in the middle.
- Push the hump in the middle and the dough will spread wider.
- Continue to pinch in an outward motion and continue to rotate to keep that round shape. It should be about 11 to 12 inches by the time you are ready to toss it!
Ian’s Tossing technique:
Pick up the dough and drape it over one fist. With your free hand lift and spin the dough above your fist into the air. When it lands help it land softly on the back of your fist. Don’t toss it too high, or the delicate dough will break. Repeat this until you have the size pizza you want!
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