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« Reply #150 on: August 28, 2010, 12:53:46 PM »
So, James, what's the word on the impact of extra oil?  I'm guessing it did not give you the extra exterior crunchiness you were looking for, right?

What's your thickness factor these days?


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« Reply #151 on: September 03, 2010, 09:34:57 AM »
So, James, what's the word on the impact of extra oil?  I'm guessing it did not give you the extra exterior crunchiness you were looking for, right?

What's your thickness factor these days?

it did add more crunch, maybe a little too much.
for my thickness factor, not sure. but i have been leaning toward not seeing much "window pane" when i stretch it out ... 13 oz dough for about 13-14 inch pie

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« Reply #152 on: September 03, 2010, 11:12:04 AM »
Nice job Sear. Ive been wanting to test the effects of oil myself but haven't been able to. Looking forward to the differences with the 3% pie.

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« Reply #153 on: September 03, 2010, 11:31:30 AM »
Nice job Sear. Ive been wanting to test the effects of oil myself but haven't been able to. Looking forward to the differences with the 3% pie.
Thanks !  :)
i made some dough 2 nights ago changed the oil to 3% and upped the hydration to 63%.
will be baking one up tonight. next step would be throwing some sugar back into the mix ...

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« Reply #154 on: September 09, 2010, 06:07:57 PM »
alright so even 3% is too much. i thought it was making the pizza a bit tougher and making a calzone confirmed it.
so im going to bring it back to 1, and try 1% sugar as well.

i had a thin crispy outside shell on pies i made before, i might be switching back to the pillsbury HG that came out like this

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« Reply #155 on: September 29, 2010, 10:19:20 AM »
Been awhile since my last post, but im still making 2 pies per week.
i have increased my hydration to 63-64%  and am finding the perfect amount of sugar.
1.5% was too much .7% was close .. so next will be 1%.
adjusted my bake temp to about 520 on stone for 5-6minutes.
the last few have came out great with a thin crispy shell and moist chewy inside.
i got a couple pics ill put up later  :chef:

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« Reply #156 on: September 29, 2010, 10:28:15 AM »
Been awhile since my last post, but im still making 2 pies per week.
i have increased my hydration to 63-64%  and am finding the perfect amount of sugar.
1.5% was too much .7% was close .. so next will be 1%.
adjusted my bake temp to about 520 on stone for 5-6minutes.
the last few have came out great with a thin crispy shell and moist chewy inside.
i got a couple pics ill put up later  :chef:

James,

Great to hear your last pizzas turn out well.  :)  Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

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« Reply #157 on: September 30, 2010, 05:31:05 PM »
James,

Great to hear your last pizzas turn out well.  :)  Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Norma

Thanks Norma  :)

Attached are a couple of the latest

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« Reply #158 on: September 30, 2010, 09:38:40 PM »
James,

Your pizzas look tasty.  :)  How did you like them compared to the others you made before?

Norma



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« Reply #159 on: October 01, 2010, 09:29:00 AM »
James,

Your pizzas look tasty.  :)  How did you like them compared to the others you made before?

Norma



Thanks Norma, I'm finding im liking these latest the best.
when i did the experiment with a lot of oil, i could really tell how it changed the texture it was very tough/leather like and crunchy.
now with the sugar, im getting the crispness i like on the outside, while keeping a soft chewy center.

im using about 13 oz dough 5 oz sauce and 8oz of cheese each time (large chunks)
still in the 5-6 minute bake range, 520F stone temp , still perfecting my broiler use.

avoiding any par-bake, i have found that shaking the peel too much is counter productive, especially with higher hydration dough. I now flour my peel (half semolina/half AP flour (also use this mix before stretching)
put the dough on , put the sauce, and cheese /other toppings then and only then, right before loading into the oven , i shake it and it comes loose.  Shaking before hand just makes it harder to come off the peel when i actually need to put it in the oven.
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also i didn't take a pic, but i made my best white pie 2 weeks ago.  heated garlic and onion in some EVO, added ricotta,white wine, oregano,thyme and a package of frozen spinach (defrosted).
it was just as good as the local place that got me hooked on it, they use artichokes too but i couldnt tell much a difference without
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« Reply #160 on: October 01, 2010, 09:45:06 AM »
Nice looks Piez, what kind of flour are you using?   

Now it's getting cold I'm gonna come indoors more and crank up the broiler method!

Good job!

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« Reply #161 on: October 01, 2010, 10:01:56 AM »
Nice looks Piez, what kind of flour are you using?   

Now it's getting cold I'm gonna come indoors more and crank up the broiler method!

Good job!

Thanks ive been using All trumps flour, and i heat the stone normally and use the broiler for a minute or 2 during the bake

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Re: Finally made a good pie , Thanks all ! (pics)
« Reply #162 on: October 01, 2010, 10:03:12 AM »
James,

Great to hear you have experimented to learn how to make your latest pies.   Your white pizza also sounds delicious.  ;D I never tried a white pizza with any white wine, but your combination of heated garlic, onion, added with the ricotta, white wine, oregano, thyme and frozen spinach sounds wonderful to me.

Thanks for explaining everything,

Norma

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« Reply #163 on: October 16, 2010, 02:02:50 PM »
Here is some of the latest. Made another spinach pie, my favorite  8)

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« Reply #164 on: October 16, 2010, 02:03:46 PM »
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« Reply #165 on: October 16, 2010, 02:42:50 PM »
Wow. I have been craving a pizza like this for awhile. I need to start researching NY style.

John


 

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