After pondering the situation for a couple of minutes, I decided to spread the
dough out onto a round pizza pan. But there were several sizes of those in the
cabinet, too. None of them had a measurement on the bottom. How could I figure out which one would work the best?
Fortunately, I had just read an article about
using my body parts
to measure things without a ruler.
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The recommended rectangular pan had an area of 150 square inches. According to the article, the distance from my bent elbow to the tips of my fingers was approximately 18 inches. The first pan I tried came halfway up my hand and I guessed it was 14 inches in diameter, and so the radius (half of the diameter) would be 7 inches. I didn't have a pencil with me to do the figuring, so I used an internet calculator to find out the pizza pan area was 153.94 square inches, which was close enough to the target size for me.
It took a little work to maneuver the rectangular sheet of dough into the circular pan, but the resulting crust was just the right thickness.
Five years ago: Father's Day 2018