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Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« on: March 28, 2009, 12:50:19 AM »
Would someone be so kind to help out a newbie and post a very basic chi-town pizza dough recipe?





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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 10:49:32 PM »
This is a simple recipe that I use.

16 oz or approx 3 1/3 cups bread flour
8.75 oz or 1 1/8 cup warm water
1 tsp dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp powder milk

Mix water, yeast and sugar, let work for 5 minutes. Add powder milk, salt, olive oil and flour. Mix for approx. 5 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for at least 1 hours. Punch down and divide into 3 sections.

Roll out dough on a floured surface. Add sauce and toppings then bake at 475-500 for 10-12 minutes.
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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 05:57:31 PM »
This is a simple recipe that I use.

16 oz or approx 3 1/3 cups bread flour
8.75 oz or 1 1/8 cup warm water
1 tsp dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp powder milk

Mix water, yeast and sugar, let work for 5 minutes. Add powder milk, salt, olive oil and flour. Mix for approx. 5 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for at least 1 hours. Punch down and divide into 3 sections.

Roll out dough on a floured surface. Add sauce and toppings then bake at 475-500 for 10-12 minutes.
Powdered Milk? I've never heard of a pizza dough that called for Powered milk, And think this recipe is bogus.

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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 06:24:03 PM »
Powdered Milk? I've never heard of a pizza dough that called for Powered milk, And think this recipe is bogus.


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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 06:26:53 PM »
Powdered Milk? I've never heard of a pizza dough that called for Powered milk.


Most pizza operators don't use milk products in pizza dough but it is not unheard of either, as you will see at this PMQ Think Tank thread: http://thinktank.pmq.com/viewtopic.php?p=2027#2027. Before Pizza Hut went to frozen doughs, it used dry milk products in its pan pizza dough. It may still be doing so in those countries, like The Philippines, where it still uses fresh dough. According to information that was provided to me by Donatos, the Midwest regional pizza chain, they also uses milk products in its doughs.

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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 06:29:03 PM »
Ok thanks gang, I've just never heard of powdered milk in pizza dough!

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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 06:38:26 PM »
Ok thanks gang, I've just never heard of powdered milk in pizza dough!


Not only that, when the foodnetwork did a piece on Vito and Nick's pizza, which I believe is thin South side Chicago pizza, milk was used to make the dough, as noted at Reply 6 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,6066.msg66200.html#msg66200. So, goosen1 may be on the mark after all.

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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 06:40:25 PM »
Thanks Peter, I'll give it ago next weekend.

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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 12:36:06 AM »
Not only that, when the foodnetwork did a piece on Vito and Nick's pizza, which I believe is thin South side Chicago pizza, milk was used to make the dough, as noted at Reply 6 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,6066.msg66200.html#msg66200. So, goosen1 may be on the mark after all.

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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2009, 12:40:37 AM »
Sorry Goosen, I just looked at the powered milk and thought Oh yeah some one is messing with me!



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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2009, 12:45:06 AM »
That's ok.. It does sound just a bit weird. It's a easy dough that can hold up to some weight for toppings.
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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2009, 09:49:54 AM »
What cheese is used on a Chi-town thin crust; mozz, or a blend?

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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2009, 10:17:10 AM »
Usually it's mozz but I know a guy that uses only provolone at his place, and in the Aurelio's thread there's been so much talk of scamorza being used there.  You've got options, none of which are necessarily wrong.

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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2009, 10:25:33 AM »
Powdered Milk? I've never heard of a pizza dough that called for Powered milk, And think this recipe is bogus.

Nice tact, CrazyDman.  Why would you not just ask what the purpose of powdered milk might be instead of assuming a recipe is "bogus"?  These are nothing but knowledgable, helpful people and that's not the way to get on anyone's good side. 
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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2009, 10:28:40 AM »
I like to use a mix of part skim mozzarella and provolone. Now, The talk of this scamorza cheese is making me want to try it out!!!
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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2009, 11:19:54 AM »
The milk does add some nice flavor, and even lightens up the texture a bit, but beware of its extra browning properties.  It may make your pizza brown too fast on the bottom similar to too much sugar in a recipe depending on your oven set up.   

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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2009, 01:17:49 PM »
One pizzeria owner on the PMQ site reported that he successfully uses baker's non-fat dry milk (NFDM) to help his pizzas come out "light, airy and tasty."  I've often used a 1/2 t. or more (depending on pizza size) as an optional additive to both my thin crust and deep dish style pizza doughs and am generally always happy with the results. What the hey . . . try it some time and if you don't like it . . . so be it.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained. --BTB

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Re: Chi town thin crust pizza dough recipe?
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2009, 03:04:12 AM »
I use the Carnation brand of powdered/dry milk. It is available just about everywhere I go. Just don't go overboard and buy the big box unless you really want to make alot of pizzas!!  :-D
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