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Offline 333meg

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Re: My attempt at Aimless Ryan's Tommy's Pizza clone.
« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2016, 10:33:36 AM »
Fazzari-Thank you so much for your advice, it's greatly appreciated! I'll follow your lead.
Pursuing pizza has put me into an airplane, in a car and on road trips of hundreds of miles...

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Re: My attempt at Aimless Ryan's Tommy's Pizza clone.
« Reply #51 on: August 25, 2016, 02:20:47 AM »
I've been playing along at home since getting my wonderful Ezzo pepperoni.  Highly recommended!!

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Re: My attempt at Aimless Ryan's Tommy's Pizza clone.
« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2016, 11:42:02 AM »
I was kinda waiting for 333meg to post about this stuff, but since she hasn't yet...

333meg came up to my place yesterday, and we went to UA Tommy's for a mid-afternoon lunch. We got a large pepperoni pizza. It was much thinner than what you usually get from UA Tommy's. Strange. I thought it was also much better than usual, although it may have been a little too thin. (Leftovers got floppy, which I don't think ever happens.) It didn't have a noticeably malty or fermented flavor, which I think surprised us both.

I consciously thought about this yesterday for the first time ever: When you walk into Tommy's—I "walked" for the first time away from home in four months yesterday, with help from my walker—there's a very distinct smell that tells you you're at Tommy's. It smells like pizza, but there's something very unique about it. It's a smell that can only be Tommy's. You know what I'm talking about, 333meg? I think we may need to obsessively analyze that smell sometime.

Something I was reminded of as I ate the pizza: Since UA Tommy's bakes on pans, the dough takes the shape of the outside of the pan. I don't usually think about this because I prefer baking without a pan. I think I've mentioned this in the original Tommy's thread, but it may suggest a softer dough than my best-yet formula.

Seems like we determined there was visually a noticeable amount of garlic powder sprinkled atop our UA Tommy's pizza, in at least one spot, but it didn't overpower the other flavors (or even stand out at all, to me).

We also stopped by OSU Tommy's to pick up a large pepperoni to go. I only had one piece, but I think both of us had similar impressions regarding how it was different than UA Tommy's. First, it had a fermented or malty smell/flavor. And strangely it was thicker than the one we had down the street. It was almost like UA Tommy's was serving OSU Tommy's pizza yesterday and OSU Tommy's was serving UA Tommy's pizza.

If anyone can provide 333meg a good explanation for bakers' percentages, please do. I think she said she doesn't really know how they work, and I'd probably complicate the hell out of it if I try to explain.

I think we both made a good friend yesterday. There may not have been more than a few seconds of silence between us the whole time we hung out. Also, our "date" seems to have unexpectedly helped me take a huge step forward in my recovery from nasty injuries and other crappy things.

Here's a picture our waitress took with 333meg's phone. I still have some leftovers. I may take some pictures as I eat them, to share later.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 08:16:08 PM by Pete-zza »
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Re: My attempt at Aimless Ryan's Tommy's Pizza clone.
« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2016, 12:32:18 PM »
Ryan,

Great to hear about your experience eating some Tommy's pizzas.  I'm sure you and Meghan had fun socializing and analyzing the pizzas.  I hope you will continue taking huge steps forward in your recovery from injuries and everything else.  Excellent photo of you both!



 
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Re: My attempt at Aimless Ryan's Tommy's Pizza clone.
« Reply #54 on: August 26, 2016, 04:56:38 PM »
I'm eating the leftovers 333meg left with me yesterday. Thoughts:

Oil/fat percentage seems considerably less than 5% (which is the percentage I used in my best-yet formula). Right now I'm inclined to think maybe 2% might be more appropriate.

Now that I've had another piece of the pizza from OSU Tommy's, I'm inclined to think yesterday's pizza from that location may have been fairly consistent with what I'd expect from that location. I guess maybe the one piece I ate yesterday from OSU Tommy's seemed thicker than I'd expect mostly because the pizza from UA Tommy's was so uncharacteristically thin.

The UA Tommy's pizza was very abnormally thin compared to what I expect from that location. It was very good, but I'm puzzled by what seems to be a significantly thinner pizza than usual.
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Disclaimer: Don't necessarily believe anything I say here. My brain ain't quite right anymore (unless it is). If I come off as rude or argumentative, that's probably not my intention. Rather, that's just me being honest, to myself and everyone else; partly because I don't have enough time left to BS either you or myself. If you are offended by anything I say, it's probably because you think lying to people (to be "polite") is a good idea. I don't.

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Re: My attempt at Aimless Ryan's Tommy's Pizza clone.
« Reply #55 on: August 26, 2016, 06:27:41 PM »
Because you look like such happy pizza eaters, I took the liberty of rotating and cropping your photo.

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Re: My attempt at Aimless Ryan's Tommy's Pizza clone.
« Reply #56 on: Yesterday at 08:20:20 PM »
Because you look like such happy pizza eaters, I took the liberty of rotating and cropping your photo.
I fixed the original photo anyway. I was out of town when it first appeared, and I haven't yet figured out how to fix photos on my iPad.

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