The other day I thought it would be fun to blow off the dust from the easy bake oven that Loveliness got as a present for her birthday last year. We have only used it one time to make cookies. I had bought a mini pizza kit that makes pizza’s shaped like electric guitars. Surely this would rock!
I separated the packets of dough and marinara sauce, garlic topping and egg wash. The girls each prepared their items in the bowl in front of them. I made sure to turn off the fan that was blowing over the table as not to blow all the ingredients all over the room. The amount of ingredients was so small I did not want to risk losing anything.
The next step was spreading out the dough on to the guitar shape. Now maybe it was user defective but there was not enough dough to fill the body of the guitar – let alone fill the neck. we placed as much as we could and tried to remove it from the mold but it was stuck. great! just fantastic! I also noticed that the mold we had did not go with this model of oven. Our oven worked with round pans, this mold worked with rectangle pans. I tried to make a rectangle shaped pan with a cardboard plate covered in tin foil but it really was not necessary since I could not peel the dough from the mold and now i had a gooey mess. Next I tried to add the marinara sauce. The sauce spread out fine. The garlic sauce was a joke. it was just little blobs of cheesy goo that was randomly plopped onto the pizza. At this point i was about to give up. I couldn’t though, I was starving, and my children s sad little faces would be all I could see. It was a complete disaster. We just smooshed it out of the mold and rolled it n a ball.
I decided to rescue this situation. I went into the freezer and luckily had some left over spent grain pizza dough from a few weeks back. I chopped up some random ingredients, and some Parmesan cheese. things were looking up. we may not completely starve.
The first pizza we made took 12 minutes to cook in the easy bake oven. I kept thinking that the bright side of this was that I wasn’t heating up the entire house with our oven. We still had not installed our air conditioner yet – that would have been brutal.
The next pizza turned out alright. I used my own dough with some of my own sauce. Sprinkled some oregano and Parmesan cheese on it. It was too big to fit in the pan so I split it in half and rolled it into a ball. Spread the egg wash on it . It still took forever at 12 minutes per pizza .. would be working all afternoon at this rate. My dreams of my children running a little catering side business were starting to dim. Plus – i was the one doing all the work!
We started to get desperate. We decided to eat more random toppings from the fridge, cuz that’s how we rock and roll.
Mushrooms, cheese, more mushrooms and cucumbers.
When it was all said and done I just had a giant mess to clean up and a belly full of half cooked dough.
I threw in the towel and decided to order from Gabriel ‘s and keep the easy bake oven for cookies only.