Also, it should be noted that there will be some sagging and collapsing due to gravity. I'm still working to minimize this, but unless you live in a zero gravity environment it is nearly impossible to make a perfect sphere.
Step 1: What You'll Need:
2 Semi-spherical stainless steel bowls, about 10" diameter
2 tubes of pizza dough (if you have a local pizza place that will sell you a bag of uncooked dough, that would be even better)
12 oz to 1 lb of shredded mozzarella cheese
2 pre-made pizza crusts, slightly wider than the bowls. *
Your favorite pizza toppings (I just used pepperoni)
- These form the "shell" of the sphere. I'm not entirely sure if they're necessary, my next attempt will leave these out.
Step 2: Make the Outer Shell
Line the bowls with the pre-made pizza crusts. I've found that the easiest way to do this is to cut out four small wedges from the crust, as shown in the picture.
Step 3: Make the Center
You should now have two half-spherical pizzas, ready for cooking.
Step 4: Cook It
There is a lot of room for variation in the cooking time and temperature. If you didn't use the outer crust, it may take less time to cook.
Step 5: Combine the Halves
Now, using oven mitts or potholders, carefully flip the top half over onto the bottom half. Remove the bowl from the top half. This is where it gets tricky. It would probably be easier to just eat the pizza sphere out of the bowl, since removing it from the bowl will cause it to collapse under its own weight.
Step 6: Final Thoughts
Interestingly, sections of the outer crust look and taste just like curved slices of regular pizza.
Actually eating the pizza will be an interesting challenge.
Leave out the outer crust. It makes it harder to cut, and adds more weight to the top.
Try different kinds of dough for the center. I was hoping the dough would rise a bit more, which would help it keep its shape better.
If you do make one of these, please comment and let me know how yours turned out. I'd love to hear any suggestions for changes or improvements.