Last year when I was pregnant, I wanted to announce it in some fun way that involved food. As I was sitting at work talking with my colleagues about pizza, I decided I wanted to make a giant pizza. By my work, there’s a great local pizza shop that sell their pizza dough. I bought large pizza dough to make my giant pizza. You can also get pre-made dough at most local grocery stores. Now, with a giant pizza slice, you have to think about having a pan large enough to bake it in (also how big your oven is). I wanted to max out the size of the pizza to the length of the oven, so I could only make it about 18″ long.
I infused minced garlic, Italian herbs, and a pinch of salt with oil on low heat for about 15-20 minutes before I added tomato sauce and chicken bouillon. Let sauce come to a simmer on medium heat and turn off stove, letting the sauce cool.
Making the Pizza
First I had to clear out a big space. I didn’t have a lot of kitchen counter space in my old apartment in Philly, so I had to use our tone table (knoll’s height adjustable table). I covered the working area in plastic wrap for easier cleaning. The dough I got from the pizza shop had a good amount of time to rise overnight. I had all my toppings ready (basil, herbs, cheese, diced tomatoes). Next step was to knead and pull the dough.
Have a clean, clear working space with ingredients prepared and ready to use. It’s good to use a rolling pin to get it nice and evenly spread out.
Once it’s spread out a good amount, place the dough into the large pan and start putting the toppings on. I put mine in this order: tomato sauce, Parmesan, basil, mozzerella, and chopped tomatoes.
Now it’s ready for baking! This giant slice bakes for 30-40 minutes at 750 degrees. Don’t forget to rotate the pizza halfway through to bake it more evenly.
Once ready, take the pizza out of the oven and let it cool before cutting it into the shape of a pizza slice
…And there you have it! Your giant pizza slice. Fairly quick and easy. It’s basically like baking a large pizza and shaping it into a big slice. The leftover slices that didn’t make the cut, make a great lunch for the next day. It was a lot of fun to make (and fun to eat too)!
Have you tried making a giant pizza? Send me a picture! I’d love to see how yours came out.
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