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rlf5 06-27-2008 06:17 AM

Pizza dough w/Wild Yeast
 
Is anyone using wild yeast for their pizza dough instead of instant? If so, how does it compare to the latter? Are you using all 00 flour, or a mix? Thanks!

dchamp 06-27-2008 05:17 PM

Re: Pizza dough w/Wild Yeast
 
Take a look at Mike Avery's site.
detailed info, etc.
wwwsourdoughcom
Dave...

KiwiPete 06-28-2008 07:22 PM

Re: Pizza dough w/Wild Yeast
 
I have been exclusively using wild yeast for a few years now (together with Caputo Pizzeria a bit of salt and bottled water) and believe it creates a much better flavour profile than instant yeast

blogan 07-10-2008 08:20 PM

Re: Pizza dough w/Wild Yeast
 
I just switched to Caputo 00 pizzeria flour
from Guisto's unbleached organic
using wild yeast
and WOW!
it really makes a great pizza dough

Mike Avery 07-11-2008 09:05 AM

Re: Pizza dough w/Wild Yeast
 
As happy as I am that Dave Champion pointed to my web page, it'd have been even better if he'd gotten the url right. :D

It seems that I am not senior enough here to post links, so I'll try weaseling around that restriction. Try sourdoughhome.com

Mike

asudavew 07-11-2008 09:13 AM

Re: Pizza dough w/Wild Yeast
 
Here ya go!


Sourdough Home - A Exploration of Sourdough


Looks great.
I'm gonna give it a read.

Thanks!

Dave

KiwiPete 07-13-2008 03:48 PM

Re: Pizza dough w/Wild Yeast
 
The following recipe makes and excellent dough with wild yeast:

Flour (Caputo Pizzeria 00): 1650 gr.
Water: 1000 gr:
Salt : 45 gr
Starter (MUST be active) : 50 gr

Start your mixer. The slower the speed, the better. I use a breadmachine with a separate (slow) dough mixing cycle, just for kneading. It is important not to heat up the dough.
Mix the salt in with the water and make sure it is fully dissolved. Add the starter.
Add about 75% of the flour. Let it mix for a few minutes. Then slowly add a little bit of the flour at a time, until you have used it all up. After a total mixing time of about 15 minutes, turn of the mixer and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
Turn the mixer back on for about 30-60 seconds. Switch off and take the dough out to bulk ferment for 15 hours at 68F (room temperature).
Then you can divide the dough and ball it up. Ferment for another 3 hours at 68F.
Shape, top and bake.

Couple of key points here are:
1. the relatively small amount of starter
2. fermentation at room temperature.

This recipe (with some minor alterations) was courtesy of "pizzanapoletana" from the pizzamaking.com forum, who is one of the most knowledgeable people on Neapolitan pizza.

rlf5 07-17-2008 10:31 AM

Re: Pizza dough w/Wild Yeast
 
Thanks for the recipe! What size balls is this divided into? The recipe looks a lot larger than I can use, so I'd like to cut it. By how much, I'm not so sure.


Quote:

Originally Posted by KiwiPete (Post 37215)
The following recipe makes and excellent dough with wild yeast:

Flour (Caputo Pizzeria 00): 1650 gr.
Water: 1000 gr:
Salt : 45 gr
Starter (MUST be active) : 50 gr

Start your mixer. The slower the speed, the better. I use a breadmachine with a separate (slow) dough mixing cycle, just for kneading. It is important not to heat up the dough.
Mix the salt in with the water and make sure it is fully dissolved. Add the starter.
Add about 75% of the flour. Let it mix for a few minutes. Then slowly add a little bit of the flour at a time, until you have used it all up. After a total mixing time of about 15 minutes, turn of the mixer and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
Turn the mixer back on for about 30-60 seconds. Switch off and take the dough out to bulk ferment for 15 hours at 68F (room temperature).
Then you can divide the dough and ball it up. Ferment for another 3 hours at 68F.
Shape, top and bake.

Couple of key points here are:
1. the relatively small amount of starter
2. fermentation at room temperature.

This recipe (with some minor alterations) was courtesy of "pizzanapoletana" from the pizzamaking.com forum, who is one of the most knowledgeable people on Neapolitan pizza.


KiwiPete 07-18-2008 04:50 PM

Re: Pizza dough w/Wild Yeast
 
This makes 10 balls of dough of about 275 grs. They will stretch to about 11 to 12 inches.

So to scale it down: divide everything by 10 to make 1 pizza. Then multiply by the number of pizzas you want to make.

A good digital scale is recommended.


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