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Offline Pitapacket

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Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« on: April 20, 2011, 09:18:35 PM »
Hello everyone.  I'd like to thank you all for taking me from bread with sauce and cheese to pizza in one short week.  No more low hydration, flat, boring, overspiced crust and sauce for me (or my family).  Now we enjoy fresh, simple, chewy, sweet, and delicious slices of heaven.  I spent a good week just devouring information here and with Pete-zza's Lehman recipe and Pizza Raquels Pomodori Basilica reccomendations I'm cranking out some respectable home pies.  I can't get enough and hope to get on par with the greats some day.  Catch you all around.
Enjoy the before and after photos :chef:
-----Christopher--------


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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 09:27:06 PM »
Pitapacket,

Very nice. Congratulations. You have come to the right place.

Peter

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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 10:21:56 PM »
Whichy-one is which?!

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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 02:28:16 AM »


Did your weekly pizza intake quintuple also? I know mine did!  ;D

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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 07:39:00 AM »
Thanks Peter.  The top picture is the before.  I may have been a little extreme in my description.  It was still tasty.  I'm just hoping that at the end of every week I can say that I've just had the best pizza of my life.  Then mission accomplished.  Consequently, I did make 6 pizzas last weekend.  I ate at least 5 of them.
-----Christopher--------

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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 07:43:17 AM »
This IS an incredible site. Welcome! :)

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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 10:09:08 AM »
Pitapacket,

I'm happy for your new addiction. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

CL
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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011, 03:52:04 PM »
The top picture looks better!

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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 03:55:34 PM »
Whichy-one is which?!

Agreed. The first one looks better.

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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 04:11:35 PM »
I would agree that the first one does look better, but it wasn't.  I know I need to get more color on my crust but the top picture's crust was lifeless.  It underwent no fermentation, was rolled out with a rolling pin, and was dry as a bone.  The bottom crust (while pale) had a full 24 hour ferment in the fridge, a 2 hour rest, was hand shaped, and sprung to life when it hit the stone.  I think I may have pulled it a little soon because the spring caught me a little off guard.  I also didn't put any olive oil on the bottom crust in the interest of a control.  I have only begun to experiment so I'm keeping things simple and pure right now, but I'm hopeful that the asthetics will match the flavor soon. 
-----Christopher--------


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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2011, 09:21:13 PM »
The top picture looks better!

Doesn't taste trump aesthetics?

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Re: Pizzamaking dot com changed my life in one week!
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 09:50:31 PM »
Doesn't taste trump aesthetics?
Absolutely. 100%.

Pitapacket, glad you're here and I'm glad you're learning!
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