Back in Jan., I posted a thread on my woes concerning inferior Mexican products. I still have very limited options with ingredients but I did have a significant break through. About 7 weeks ago I heard that there was a store that imports some decent stuff to make pizza and other things.
The other day, I trekked (taxi, bus, walking and my health? still not too good ... it's a journey.) to the store; to my amazement, on the warehouse shelves were 50lb bags of flour. The flour had English letters High Gluten Pizza Flour.
I can't remember the brand I forgot to enter flour info in phone notes. I do remember the package colors were red and white. Either red letters on white background or the reverse.
The store also sells a few other things like sauce, pizza screens, yeast; cake mixes (Westco), etc.
So now I am back, trying to loosely approximate a NY Style Thin Crust Pizza. Now that I have access to good flour I think that it will be possible.
I'll do some more study on cold fermentation before I ask any questions. I may find the answers.
The next hurdle is the sauce. How do I describe the NY Style sauce I grew up with and love? Most of you know what I am talking about. Tangy, sweet, tastes like "I want more and more of this!"?
So here's my questions about sauce, cheese, and other things; looking for recommendations.
1) The high gluten 50lb bags of flour sells for $13.90. USD. How does this compare to prices in the USA?
2) Yeast: Safe-Red or Safe-Gold IDY?
Cans or bags(Costco) are 107oz
|Angela Mia||| $16.50|
|REALE Basil||| $14.99|
I don't expect anyone to know about REALE, but is there anything that will even be close? What can I add to the American sauces to make them a little closer to NY Style? (please remember I don't have access to NY fresh markets with a gazillion different herbs and spices)
3) Mozzarella Cheese: Whole Milk or the NOT Whole Milk?
My phone notes are a little sparse:
Brands at this store are:
REALE - Skim.
Smithfield - Skim.
I think I can find Precious Whole Milk at another store.
I appreciate anyone's recommendations.