How to make pizza without a rolling pin:
- Stretch it by hand.
- Roll it with a wine bottle or other substitute.
- Make pizza in a sheet pan.
- Make pizza in a skillet.
People also ask, can I use PVC as a rolling pin?
A rolling pin is a handy device. It can be used for everything from tenderizing meet to rolling out pie crusts and cookies. Rolling pins are traditionally made of wood, but they can be manufactured from just about anything, including PVC pipe.
Secondly, do you need a rolling pin?
Most of us simply don’t use a rolling pin often enough to justify the space that one takes up. There are plenty of substitutes that you almost certainly have around! I usually make drop biscuits and cookies, so I don’t need a rolling pin for those. Once or twice a year, I’ll make a pie and need to roll out the crust.
How do you ball up pizza dough?
Use a Cast-Iron Skillet
Just like using a sheet pan, you won’t need to roll out the pizza dough if you’re using a skillet. Just place the ready dough into an oiled skillet, push the dough up against the sides, and top with your preferred toppings.
Stella Culinary suggests that the best way to prep your dough is to gently flatten your rounded and proofed pizza dough with your hand — the trick is to remember that you just want to flatten it so that it doesn’t look like a dome anymore.
Rolling Pin Substitutes
- 1 – Wine Bottle. A wine bottle is the perfect substitute for a traditional rolling pin. …
- 2 – Drinking Glass. A cylindrical drinking glass makes for a great rolling pin. …
- 3 – Reusable Water Bottle. …
- 4 – Soda Can. …
- 5 – PVC Pipe. …
- 6 – Tortilla Press. …
- 7 – A Watermelon. …
- 8 – Wooden Dowel.
Reach into your liquor cabinet and pull out a bottle of wine. Wrap the bottle in cling wrap to keep it clean. Flour the bottle and proceed to roll out your dough.
Our Top Rolling Pins
- Best Overall: Whetstone Woodenware 19-Inch French Rolling Pin.
- Best Classic with Handles: Farberware Classic Wood Rolling Pin.
- Best for Keeping Dough Cold: HelferX Professional Stainless Steel Rolling Pin.
- Best for Tough Jobs: OXO Non Stick Rolling Pin.
A pizza dough that keeps shrinking is caused by an overly strong gluten network in the dough. This can be fixed in the following ways: Proofing the dough for longer as gluten relaxes over time. Bring dough to room temperature as gluten is tighter when cold.
The main reason pizza dough is not stretchy is improper gluten development, the gluten strands are too tight because the dough doesn’t get enough time to relax, you’re using the wrong type of flour, the dough is too dry, or the dough is too cold.