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Offline cwood

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First post and a question on Sun Dried Tomatoes
« on: March 20, 2011, 11:17:43 AM »
I'm newly bitten by the perfect pie at home bug.  Now at the stage where I am seeking out 00 flour, messing with hydration and visiting specialty stores to find the right stuff.  Having good results with my Viking electric range but tonight's quest is for a hotter stone.

My question is around sun dried tomatoes which I love.  They are getting scorched or going black with normal cooking times....although I am cooking ~10 mins. Maybe with hotter stone I can shorten the time and not scorch them?  I also wondered about soaking them in water for a while first?

I can't seem to post a photo

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Re: First post and a question on Sun Dried Tomatoes
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 11:21:03 AM »
Trying to attach photo but only allows 128kb?

Blackened bits are the SD tomatoes
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Re: First post and a question on Sun Dried Tomatoes
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 11:46:42 AM »
Chuck, As you using oil packed dehydrated tomatoes? If so then add them later in the bake. Problem solved. There are some toppings I find are best added later in the bake.
Don
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Re: First post and a question on Sun Dried Tomatoes
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 11:49:28 AM »
not oil packed, just dried as the local grocer sells them.  Would oil packed work better?

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Re: First post and a question on Sun Dried Tomatoes
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 11:52:28 AM »
Hi, But you do rehydrate them? Tomatoes have natural sugars which is causing the burning. As my first relpy, put them on later.
Don

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Re: First post and a question on Sun Dried Tomatoes
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 12:04:14 PM »
Hi, But you do rehydrate them? Tomatoes have natural sugars which is causing the burning. As my first relpy, put them on later.
Don

no re-hydrating.  Just threw them on with the other toppings

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Re: First post and a question on Sun Dried Tomatoes
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 04:18:39 PM »
You can rehydrate store bought sun dried toms.
You can slow roast your own toms or dehydrate them to your degree of doneness.
You can also buy sdt that are still soft, vac packed
You can rehydrate those real hard sdt, and store them in spiced oil (I use a drop of lemon juice for ph balance, but I really don't think its neccesary cause tomatoes are high in acidity.

Or, like many pizza places, put the sdt UNDER the cheese....this way they don't scorch.

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Re: First post and a question on Sun Dried Tomatoes
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2011, 06:09:43 AM »
not oil packed, just dried as the local grocer sells them.  Would oil packed work better?
I use oil packed but you have to try them out. I wrapped them in several paper towels to get the oil off and then applied to the pizza and cook about 6 1/2 7 min.here's a picture of sun-dried tomatoes and spinach pie.
Guts/AKA/Kim
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