THE PERILS OF PIZZA MAKING
To turn out: to be discovered to be; to prove to be.
Topping: a layer of food that you put on top of a dish, cake, etc. to add flavour or to make it look nice.
Let alone: used after a statement to emphasise that because the first thing is not true or possible, the next thing cannot be true or possible either.
To toss: to shake or turn food in order to cover it with oil, butter, etc.
To roll out: to make sthg flat by pushing sthg over it
Rolling pin: a wooden or glass kitchen utensil (= a tool) in the shape of a tube, used for rolling pastry flat.
Dough: a mixture of flour, water, etc. that is made into bread and pastry.
Trainee: a person who is being taught how to do a particular job.
Sorry: [only before noun] very sad or bad, especially making you feel pity or disapproval.
To sigh: to take and then let out a long deep breath that can be heard, to show that you are disappointed, sad, tired, etc..
Craft: all the skills needed for a particular activity.
Craftsman: a skilled person, especially one who makes beautiful things by hand.
Stoker: a person whose job is to add coal or other fuel to a fire, etc., especially on a ship or a steam train.
Proceedings: [pl.] an event or a series of actions.
To struggle: to try very hard to do sthg when it is difficult or when there are a lot of problems.
Handful: the amount of sthg that can be held in one hand.
To press out: to make sthg flat or smooth by using force or putting sthg heavy on top.
Edge: the outside limit of an object, a surface or an area; the part furthest from the centre.
To twirl: to make sthg turn quickly and lightly round and round. To spin.
To shake off: to get rid of.
To toss: to throw sthg lightly or carelessly.
For show: intended to be seen but not used.
Disdainful: showing disdain, contemptuous, dismissive.
To scoop up: to move or lift sthg with a scoop or sthg like a scoop. Scoop: a tool like a large spoon with a deep bowl, used for picking up substances in powder form like flour, or for serving food like ice cream.
Snug: warm, comfortable and protected, especially from the cold. Cosy.
To pull sthg off: to remove.
To sow: to plant or spread seeds in or on the ground.
Seed: the small hard part produced by a plant, from which a new plant can grow.
Failure: lack of success in doing or achieving sthg.
To shower: to drop a lot of small things onto sby.
Crestfallen: sad and disappointed because you have failed and you did not expect to.
To step: to lift your foot and move it in a particular direction or put it on or in sthg; to move a short distance.
Paddle: a tool or part of a machine shaped like a paddle, especially one used for mixing food.
To be on to sthg: to know about sthg or be in a situation that could lead to a good result for you.
To top: to put sthg on the top of sthg else.
Smear: an oily or dirty mark.
Crunchy: (especially of food) firm and crisp and making a sharp sound when you bite or crush it.
Crispy: pleasantly hard and dry.
Even: smooth, level and flat.
Overworked: too hard.
To amble: to walk at a slow relaxed speed.
To head for: to move in a particular direction.
Stickiness: the fact of being sticky. Sticky: made of or covered in a substance that sticks to things that touch it.
To slap: to hit sby/sthg with the flat part of your hand.
Chilled: very cold.
To take sthg in: to understand.
To go wrong: to experience problems or difficulties.
To plunge: to move or make sby/sthg move suddenly forwards and/or downwards.
Target: a result that you try to achieve.
Red-hot: so hot that it looks red.