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Old 08-27-2008, 08:47 AM
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OH yeah...Dave, I forgot to tell you. First night out, trying to make pizzas, I tried the slap it back and forth technique real fast, like you show in your videos...uh...let's just say you make that look really easy. I did a lot of slapping, ended up with something that in no way resembled a round pizza! The wife and kids got a good laugh out of it though.
My brother, who has worked at a pizza place & also a lodge in Maui with a WFO was there to rescue me. With hands on instruction, I was able to get it together. Practice, practice, practice....
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:32 PM
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Dave, Are you going to make a slow motion instructional video for your dough throwing technique? Can you throw the higher hydration doughs?

A friend bought me the California pizza kitchen recipe book - I wasn't sure I'd like it - but turns out there are some fun variations on toppings in there.

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Old 08-28-2008, 06:28 PM
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Dave, Are you going to make a slow motion instructional video for your dough throwing technique? Can you throw the higher hydration doughs?

A friend bought me the California pizza kitchen recipe book - I wasn't sure I'd like it - but turns out there are some fun variations on toppings in there.

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slow mo? I will have to think about that one!
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:54 AM
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Ha! I invited my parents over for my first pizzas as well! My experience was that I got my oven up high enough but then I kept my fire too hot and charred a lot of things. As far as taste, you will have to develop your individual taste. The key to a good Margherita pizza is fresh, excellent ingredients. Being from Louisiana, I had to kick it up a notch and add Italian sausage (pre-cooked) and artichoke hearts. I use a fresh sauce but I drain it to get the excess water off. Best of luck to you.
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