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Old 07-11-2013, 12:19 PM
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Hey gang, my next pizza will be comprised of the small red caputo chefs flour. I used to use King Arthur flour. Is there anything i need to do different now that i will be using the Caputo?. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:40 PM
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You will probably need to adjust your water a bit, so start light and work up. Other than that it will be the silkiest dough you have ever used.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:19 PM
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Nice.. So more water?
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:08 PM
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Probably less.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:53 PM
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Ok got it. Thanks.

Anything else to add? i guess it shouldn't really matter what flour i use right?
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:40 PM
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I use the same amount of water with caputo as without. I do find the dough, however, to be much more silky (as Tom described) and delicate than other flour at the same hydration level. So if you were looking for something comparable to what you're used to, add less water. By the way, did you reschedule or do the big pizza party extravaganza that you were talking about?
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:10 PM
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I use the same amount of water with caputo as without. I do find the dough, however, to be much more silky (as Tom described) and delicate than other flour at the same hydration level. So if you were looking for something comparable to what you're used to, add less water. By the way, did you reschedule or do the big pizza party extravaganza that you were talking about?

I definitely had that party, for fathers day. A good amount of those photos can be found here. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/10/1...s-19457-8.html (1st Pizza, 1st Pizza party & its going to be a big one...)
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:24 PM
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If you want to see what Caputo and a hot oven can do, here are a couple of pictures (not mine). This is, as you can see, a 36.7 SECOND Margarita pizza. Second pic is the bottom. The mushroom pie was around 60 seconds and is bar none the best pizza I have ever eaten. The crust is exquisitely crisp on the surface, but tender and digestible. The last picture is one of mine done the next day when the oven had cooled down to around 760 degrees, it is an All Trumps 48 hour dough, 300 gram ball stretched to 16", with marscapone, rum soaked cherries, and thin sliced lemons. A liberal dose of rum was applied as well as olive oil.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:27 PM
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Those are awesome. So hungry for pizza now. Thanks for sharing
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Tscar,

Like that desert pizza.........
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