Decided to take a crack at the New Haven style pizza inspired by Scott r's post here.http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,11900.0.html
I opted to use a different recipe and method to fit my needs. I was wanting to make a loaf of bread and wanted to play with blending AP/HG flour so I decided on a NY style recipe with this blend of flours.
Here's the recipe I used for anyone interested. This was to be an emergency dough and I only had about a 4 hour window to make bread and pizza. If anyone is interested in using this recipe but would rather have a longer fermentation time, then simply reduce the amount of yeast accordingly.
Flour blend 100% (2/3 AP, 1/3 HG)
For my particular climate I upped the hydration a bit (from Scott's 59%) despite using 2/3 AP flour. I felt the dough to be a bit on the dry side. Next time I will up the HR a bit more.
I ended up mixing this for about 12 min which is longer than I wanted but was trying to fix a problem that I had created. I had taken too long to manually incorporate some of the drier dough from the sides of the bowl which I attempted to mix in later at higher speeds without success. As a result the dough got mixed longer than I had intended and still had a few dry bits in it.
Next time, I will only add about 50% of the flour or just enough to create a loose batter and then add the rest in incrementally.
Anyways the pizza came out excellent. One of the better pies I've made in the home oven. I would have to attribute this to the bosch mixer, and the sauce I made.
The sauce: I tried to recreate grimaldi's sauce by taste. I have no idea how close or far I was, but this was an excellent NY style sauce.
Cheese blend: Sams's shredded whole milk mozz and farmer's brothers fresh soft mozz.
Pepperoni: Boar's head Pepperoni.
Crust: crunchy outside, soft and chewy in the middle. Actually reminded me a lot of the Grimald's crust i ate recently in AZ.
Next time, I'll leave a bit thicker of a crust and up the hydration. It was a bit on the dry side for me, but I'm just being picky. The pie was really good though.