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Offline dellavecchia

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Back in the saddle
« on: September 12, 2011, 06:15:18 AM »
I have not cooked pizza in 4 weeks, and last night I finally got the oven lit. 20% levain, same day dough using Central Milling 00 "Normal" flour. The first is ox heart tomatoes from the garden (cuore di bue), guanciale, smoked mozz and fresh mozz. The second is Hoffman hot dogs, sweet/hot pickles and red onion - not the first choice for pizza toppings, but crazy good. 60 second bake.

John
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 06:32:58 AM »
Pies look great as usual John.  I like the idea of a hotdog pie.  I might go for carmelized onions on that one.

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 07:19:46 AM »
John,

You pies look fantastic as they always do!  :)  Great job.

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 07:42:57 AM »
Very nice Johnny!  Yesterday was the 1st time I fired up my oven since July 3rd.  I've been working with the SF oven for a just over month now & am so use to that oven that I almost forgot how to use mine.

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 09:49:43 AM »
I'm drooling over that first pie. Do you have a name for the second?

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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 10:54:02 AM »
Thank you Norma and Chau!

Chau - Good idea on the caramelized onions. This attempt was a literally a "leftovers" grab from the fridge.

Matt - Wow, I thought I was neglecting my oven. Must be nice to drive a Ferrari at work while the Porsche is in the garage at home. I am ready to take a sledgehammer to my P70. It got soaked in the hurricane, and now takes forever to heat up. Plus, it is cracked to hell and the draw is awful. All the smoke pours out the front.

Craig - No name for that one. I was really contemplating a mustard sauce, but thought it would get too complicated from the original idea. You should try it with your favorite hot dog - it really is quite a taste with the mozz and sourdough crust.

John

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 02:05:16 PM »
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Matt - Wow, I thought I was neglecting my oven. Must be nice to drive a Ferrari at work while the Porsche is in the garage at home. I am ready to take a sledgehammer to my P70. It got soaked in the hurricane, and now takes forever to heat up. Plus, it is cracked to hell and the draw is awful. All the smoke pours out the front.

John

Oh man, that really sucks!  Did you try using a space heater to dry it out? 

The problem with driving the Ferrari at work is that I'm so use to the paddle shifter that I almost forgot how to use the stick shift in the Porsche.  Same thing goes for the mixer.

Hope everything works out okay for you.

Matt


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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 05:38:51 PM »
John - I'm loving the hot dog with pickle thing. The sweet/vinegar would be great with the cheese and dog (just like any decent hot dog I guess).

Bummer about your oven.  I'm thinking you need to put in the first hurricane damaged WFO claim your home insurer has ever seen!  Maybe this is excuse you've need for a larger oven.....

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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 07:02:04 PM »
John - I'm loving the hot dog with pickle thing. The sweet/vinegar would be great with the cheese and dog (just like any decent hot dog I guess).

Bummer about your oven.  I'm thinking you need to put in the first hurricane damaged WFO claim your home insurer has ever seen!  Maybe this is excuse you've need for a larger oven.....

Yes, Paul - an excuse for a new oven! I am laying out plans for a pavilion/patio to overhang a new, bigger oven.

John

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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2011, 07:47:23 PM »
Mmm, good! I wish I could find guanciale in NC.
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Re: Back in the saddle
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2011, 10:20:46 PM »
Great to see you're making pies again.  They look great as usual.

JJ

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 12:00:24 PM »
Mmm, good! I wish I could find guanciale in NC.


You can always make your own. No shortage of pigs in NC...

http://mattikaarts.com/blog/charcuterie/home-cured-guanciale-is-finished/
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