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james 12-18-2008 06:48 PM

Pizza dough balls in Naples
 
Did you see this one on YouTube? Excellent. I've always had trouble with the "push the dough through a little hole" technique. These guys are great. Also, note the Caputo T shirts. :-)



James

PizzaPolice 12-19-2008 09:59 AM

Re: Pizza dough balls in Naples
 
Definitely not 63% hydration.

egalecki 12-19-2008 10:10 AM

Re: Pizza dough balls in Naples
 
I wish I could understand what they're saying. It looks like he's tucking the ends in and squeezing off the ball, creating the surface tension that way. I guess that would be faster than cutting individual pieces.

That dough does look a lot less sticky. The one he threw on the table almost bounced! None of mine have ever approached bouncy...

BRIFRO 12-22-2008 01:01 PM

Re: Pizza dough balls in Naples
 
I have watched other videos of Italians spinning pizza dough to make pizzas and in all of the examples the doug looked like it was very stiff. Much lower hydration levels than what seems to be the norm with the formulas on this site.

BCiliberto 12-25-2008 06:45 PM

Re: Pizza dough balls in Naples
 
Wonder how consistent their ball size/weight is? Am i the only wacko who weighs his doughballs (notice I said DOUGHballs) within a 1/4 oz?

When I practiced in a local pizzaria they weighed their"s too. You folks?

Tim F 12-26-2008 03:52 AM

Re: Pizza dough balls in Naples
 
I weigh mine to within a few grams *sheepish look*

Dutchoven 12-26-2008 07:27 AM

Re: Pizza dough balls in Naples
 
We weigh ours...to within reason

Frances 12-26-2008 08:24 AM

Re: Pizza dough balls in Naples
 
Dearohdearohdear. Well since you ask...

No guys, I never weigh my balls. I've always thought that consistency and handling are more important than mere size.

PizzaPolice 12-26-2008 03:44 PM

Re: Pizza dough balls in Naples
 
Especially the handling, Frances.

Dutchoven 12-26-2008 04:17 PM

Re: Pizza dough balls in Naples
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frances (Post 47845)
Dearohdearohdear. Well since you ask...

No guys, I never weigh my balls. I've always thought that consistency and handling are more important than mere size.

Of the persons I thought would take this thread in this direction...Frances you were....well OK near the top of that list...


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