Dish #3: Pizza Wheels/Rolls

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1.0 / 5.0 on taste; no rating on presentation because I didn’t have time to make it all pretty.

Total time: 1.5 – 2 hours

This is the recipe. Okay, I deviated from it a lot and it tasted terrible. DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THIS RECIPE.

How I deviated from the recipe:

So first mistake was that I used “pizza crust dough” in a can and not fresh pizza dough. I couldn’t find any in the store, but go to different places if you can’t find it in one store because the dough is literally the most important thing. Or if you have a lot of time on your hands, you can make your own fresh dough through the instructions¬†here. Because I brought the wrong kind of dough, my pizza rolls were extremely hard (true to its name, “crusty”).

I substituted oregano for basil. It didn’t seem to matter that much. Here’s a helpful guide in substituting herbs.

Also, for pepperoni, I used pre-packaged tofurkey pepperoni slices. DO NOT USE THEM. I thought substituting them would be fine, but they dry up extremely fast (I’m guessing it’s because they don’t have the fats/oils that meat has). Get actual pepperoni. Really.

I used tomato-base pasta sauce instead of actual marinara sauce and I think it was fine.

Things I liked about this dish:

It smelled good. But I messed it up so badly that it didn’t taste good at all. (To save it, I had warm marinara sauce for dipping, as the recipe suggested, and that made it better.)

Suggestions, things to do better next time:

First of all, find all the accurate ingredients and don’t try to substitute for anything except maybe the oregano and the marinara sauce. But besides that, no haha.

I didn’t know how long it would take to preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and basically cooked the thing while the oven was still preheating.. Wait for about 15 minutes until the oven is 400 degrees before putting the uncooked roll in.

I am traumatized at how much I sucked at this dish and I promise I won’t be trying it again any time soon.

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