Old 01-14-2011, 03:30 PM
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Great idea, frying a small piece! Let us know how the event went. I'm glad the dough seems to be working for you despite the added salt--maybe those 3.5%'ers know what they're doing!
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:34 AM
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Location: Wilton, CA (Near Sacramento)
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Originally Posted by sacwoodpusher View Post
I just made pizza dough because the DeMolay group is coming to my house on Saturday. So 3:00 PM on Wednesday to ferment in the fridge until Saturday am when I will take out and shape into 10 10 oz balls. I will be teaching the boys how to make wood fired pizza at 12:00 noon.

10 10 oz. dough balls means 100 oz of dough the hydration will be 65%

100/1.65= 62.5 oz. or 3# 14.5 oz Bakers Pride Pizza/Bread Flour from Sam's.
40.6 or 2# 8.6 oz. 50 degree well water from Wilton, CA
2% salt or 1.25 oz salt
yeast 1 TBL (I never use less.)

Mix dry ingredients in a tub, and add water. Mix with wooden spatula and then knead by hand until all dry is incorporated. (1-2 minutes.) Refrigerate until 3 hours before use when I will divide into 10 balls, and stretch to form a skin.

I accidentally added 2 oz of salt instead of 1.25 oz.....Should I throw it out or go ahead with it? I calculate 3.2% salt.....way too much????

I will use Cento Tomato Puree which is unsalted for the sauce, and slivers of Precious Mozzarella which I buy in 2 lb blocks from Costco.

I believe in using local,commonly available, or inexpensive ingredients where possible. Tony G. uses ConAgra flour (Bakers Pride) for his Chicago pizza school class. As I get better, I will try the upgraded ingredients, but they gotta be worth the bucks.
We had the DeMolay pizza making event yesterday. The boys were in the 15 year old range. The "oversalted" pizza crust worked out just fine as regards taste, oven spring, etc. What did not work out, in my opinion, was the workability of the dough. I could stretch it, and had no issues, but the boys did have some difficulties making the dough thin enough. They would stretch the dough, and it would "unstretch", or pull back to its original shape, or they would put a hole into it. I had no problem, but it takes a while to get a feel for pizza stretching. I have to say that a salty crust with an unsalted sauce was delightful. I had them all make Margharetes, but I had no basil, it dies in the garden in late fall, but I did clip off some fresh oregano and thyme from the garden. Nobody chose to use thyme, but they did use the oregano.

I have the same type of pizza making venture next Saturday, but this time it is for the Job's Daughters. (I am the Master of Elk Grove Lodge #173, and my daughter is the Job's Daughter Honor Queen this term.) I will be making about 200 oz. of dough this time, but will be trying a hydration of 75% this time. I think this may work better for the girls. By the way, the flour I use has a protein content of 11.4% according to the Con Agra rep I spoke to. He mentioned that is the protein content IN NORTHERN CA.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:49 PM
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Location: Clermont, Florida
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Hey Peter, it's kurtis Baguley here. Just ordered a ner casa2G100. Looking forward to the build. Looking forward to great bread baking.

Just wanted to say hi!~Regards


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Old 01-29-2012, 06:35 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lakes Entrance, Australia
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Originally Posted by Peterreinhart View Post
Hi Pizza Quest Members and All Others too,
This area of the Forno Bravo Forum is dedicated to Pizza Quest related matters, including questions and answers, sharing of ideas, tips, tricks, leads for tools and ingredients, best pizza finds, and on and on. I may jump in only from time to time, so if anyone poses a technical question, whether about dough or pizza technique, please pose it to the group, not just to me. If any reader has a suggestion or response to that question, feel free to share it. If I see any misinformation or bad advice, I'll try to address it, but I can't promise that I'll be on top of everything--I'll be focused primarily on developing new copy for the Pizza Quest website and won't be able to be the so-called "Answer Man," though I'll try my best to offer ideas when I can. But I'm also confident that the cumulative wisdom of our community will be the most helpful of all, so let's keep sharing.
The main rules of this Forum are the same as for Forums in general: no bashing, no foul language, and a general tone of civility. We're all in this together and are building a community of like-minded pizza freaks and lovers of artisanship, so let's demonstrate that in our communications. I look forward to seeing where it all leads and expect to learn as much from you as you hope to learn from me. Onward....
Hi Peter from NEW ZEALAND, i have to say after trying numeruno pizza bases looking for a thin crispy base recipe yours has come out tops.......THANKYOU so much for sharing it with us and it seems everyone else on the net......
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