Apple Invented A Way To Keep Pizza From Getting Soggy (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

There’s no denying that the people at Apple are geniuses. They come up with innovative and trendy gadgets that basically run the world, and now they’re making sure their pizza stays crisp. Pizza is trendy and runs the world somewhat, right? At least, it is important to most of us.

According to Wired, Apple has built Apple Park, a new campus in Cupertino, California. The building was completed in April, but Steve Jobs started the building plans years ago. The campus is circular, and looks very futuristic with an environment that blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors. Glass canopies are on every floor, and the building itself is cooled not by air conditioning, but by flaps and an opening mechanism that creates natural ventilation.

When it came to discussing food, Jobs expressed a desire for just one restaurant in this giant building. He wanted people to have to come in contact with each other regularly. Not only is this good for staying social, but geniuses can bounce ideas off of each other and come up with really cool stuff. That’s where the pizza container comes in. When workers wish to carry their pizzas back to their “pods,” or desks, offices, cubicles, whatever you want to call it … they don’t want to eat soggy pizza. Who does?

Check out the solution to this (potentially common) issue: the patented pizza container created by Apple.

Grub Street reports that the pod has a “moisture channeling feature” that serves to prevent sogginess in pizza crust. There are little ventilation holes throughout that keep the pizza nice and crispy by letting air and moisture escape, rather than keeping it inside and letting things get gross.

Now that they have this new pizza box, in what ways will they use it? Sure, it’s made for a specific purpose — employees of Apple need access to yummy food while they’re working in their pods. But, the box is patented and we all want to experience this new power. Will Apple make these containers available to the rest of us? Maybe if we ask nicely enough …  

Sources: Wired, Grub Street / Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Macrumors, Wired, Grub Street

Tags: apple, Crispy Pizza Crust, Pizza, pizza crust, Soggy Pizza
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Pizza Lovers Rejoice! Make Your Favorite Pie In A Cast Iron Skillet


By Cooking Panda

Have you ever wanted to enjoy a gourmet pan pizza without leaving your home or needing to call for delivery? With a cast iron skillet, you can recreate the perfectly crisp, golden brown crust from your favorite restaurant in the comfort of your own kitchen.

A quick tip. By adding hot water to the yeast dough instead of cold, your pizza will be ready hours sooner. Enjoy!

  • 1 1/2 cups (7 ounces) bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant or active dry yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of your choice

Blend flour, yeast, and salt. Add hot tap water and mix well. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rest for 3 hours.

After resting , dough will be double in size. Add a sprinkle of flour and stir until it forms a ball.

Grease a 10-inch cast iron skillet with olive oil.

Spread and flatten dough in skillet with oiled fingers.

Cover with a pot lid or plate and let rest for one to two hours.

Preheat oven to highest temperature, about 500 to 550 degrees F.

Add sauce, cheese, and toppings.

Cook on the stove on medium-high heat for about 3 minutes.

Place in oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes

Sources: Jenny Can Cook / Photo credit: Sweet As A Cookie

Tags: cast iron skillet, pan pizza, Pizza, pizza crust
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