Tonights bake was an incredible success! Here's what I did..
450g Caputo 00 Pizzeria Flour (Datum)
270g h20 (60% hydration)
12.6g Salt (2.8%)
.10g Yeast (.023%)
Made 3 240g balls
Dissolved salt in water (70°F)
Dissolved yeast in brine
Gradually added flour while mixing making sure to get rid of any lumps before adding more flour.
Stopped when the dough became homogenous (About 90-95% of the flour was used)
Kneaded for ~30 sec just to get the dough to come together
Rest for 10 min
Kneaded for 3-5 min
Rest for 10 min
Kneaded a couple more times to form soft skin around dough
Bulked at 71°F for 22 hours
Balled "Da Michele" style; cutting off a measured portion of dough (240g) and folding the dough into itself to trap air in the ball. Rolled seam side down and smacked down into a lightly floured proofing tray.
Balled at 71°F for 3 hours
Preheated my oven to 550°F for 1 hour. Turned on the broiler and started dressing my pies.
Dusted the tops of the balls, scrapped them out of the proofing tray and dipped them into some flour.
Pushed the air into the cornicione until the dough disc was big enough to start slapping out.
A couple of gentile slaps.
Stretched onto a pizza pan.
1 pie was fortunate enough to get the remaining DOP San Marzano sauce I had and the other 2 not so fortunate pies had to suffer with Tuttorosso Whole Tomatoes I put through the food mill (Probably the worst tomatoes Ive ever had...)
A dusting of salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
Made sure my broiler was on before I put the pie in.
Once the broiler engaged again, cooked for 1 min. Turned, 1 more minute. Turned, and about 30 sec with the oven open and me lifting the pan up to get the pie closer to broiler. Bake was probably a little over 2 1/2 min.
The dough was so soft and pliable. I could easily fold it up without a problem and the dough was completely cooked (no undercooked portions)
It was the best pizzas I have made to date with out a doubt.. I am very confident in this mixing and kneading routine. And I will further experiment with variations of it without a doubt. I made a video of the three pies I made for you guys to see how supple it was. To be honest, the pictures I took serve no justice in the way the videos do. Enjoy!
Watch in HD!
Here's some pictures from the bake!
Does the last picture look like Im getting close to that da michele clone? haha