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I mixed enough dough for 6 Lehmann dough balls for 14” pizzas on Friday.  These Lehmann dough balls were for my great-granddaughter’s birthday party yesterday. The dough was mixed in my Kitchen Aid mixer.  I thought since children and adults both like pizza, I would make some pizzas at my granddaughter’s home, and teach my youngest daughter how to stretch open a dough ball, dress a pizza, and slide it into the oven from a peel.  My youngest daughter had lived in Brooklyn, NY for a long while, so she never had a chance to learn to make pizza.

I mixed the Lehmann dough by first putting the water in the mixer bowl, followed by the oil in the water, then dumped the flour with IDY and Morton’s Kosher salt, (sprinkled the Morton‘s Kosher salt on the one side of the flour and IDY on the other side of the flour) and mixed until the mixture came together, and then mixed for 6 minutes on speed 1.  Then the dough balls were formed and lightly oiled with olive oil, before putting them into plastic containers.

The Lehmann dough balls had a two day cold ferment.  I wanted to see how dough balls would ferment in different size plastic containers, so I used different size containers to place the dough balls in.  I was somewhat surprised at how the different dough ball expanded in the different containers.  They looked like the dough balls expanded differently, but I can understand that the smaller plastic containers had no where else to go but up in the smaller plastic containers when fermenting.

I never baked in a natural gas home oven before, so I had no idea of how the pizzas would bake.  I had forgot my IR gun at market Friday, so I had no way of knowing what temperature the oven or pizza stone were.  I guess my granddaughters natural gas home oven gets higher in temperature than my home electric oven because the pizzas did seem to bake faster than my home electric oven.   I made the first pizza and let my daughter watch how I stretched the dough ball out, dress the pizza, and slide it onto the stone, then let her try to open the rest of the dough balls, dress the pies, and slide the pizzas onto the stone in the oven.  The Lehmann dough even was so easy for my daughter to work with and she had no trouble opening the dough balls.  For my daughter being a first time pizza maker she did a great job!  :) The only problem she had was when she went to slide the one pizza off the peel onto the pizza stone.  It wasn’t perfectly round, but that sure wasn’t bad for a first time pizza maker.

Everyone at the birthday party really liked the Lehmann dough pizzas. Now my youngest daughter also wants to learn how to make pizza dough.  :-D

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Re: Lehmann dough pizzas for my great-granddaughter’s 2nd birthday party
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 08:31:01 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 08:32:07 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 08:35:28 AM »
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Re: Lehmann dough pizzas for my great-granddaughter’s 2nd birthday party
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 10:27:16 AM »
A great-grandma that can make some of the best pizza around? Now that is one lucky kid! And cute too!

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 10:27:50 AM »
Norma, your dough in the containers look really healthy and nice.  Your pizzas are also looking better than ever.  That's really great that you are teaching the ggk how to make pizza.  They must think their ggm is a superhero with special powers.  :-D

And the little ones first pizza is a 100x better than my first.  She must have a good teacher.

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Re: Lehmann dough pizzas for my great-granddaughter’s 2nd birthday party
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 10:38:58 AM »
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Looks like you were a busy grandma yesterday. I made pizzas for my son's birthday, but I only had to make 2. My son loves NY style, just sauce and cheese. You'll see one next week at MPM. Teach them young, someday you can sit back and let them make pies for you! ;)
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Re: Lehmann dough pizzas for my great-granddaughter’s 2nd birthday party
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2012, 11:02:24 AM »
Great grandma,Norma,I think the pizzas are the best since they are more meaningful with love.

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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2012, 11:05:10 AM »
Norma,

Very nice job.

Would you mind posting the Lehmann dough formulation you used? What most people do not realize is that the bulk of the people who visit the forum have just basic equipment, including standard unmodified home ovens, with which to make their pizzas. They might find what you did to be of value in helping them make better pizzas in their home ovens.

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Re: Lehmann dough pizzas for my great-granddaughter’s 2nd birthday party
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2012, 11:40:39 AM »
A great-grandma that can make some of the best pizza around? Not that is one lucky kid! And cute too!

John

John,

Thanks!  :) When my great-granddaughter or grandchildren see me at my pizza stand, or I visit them, they always ask say pizza, pizza.  :pizza: That is why I thought about making pizza at my granddaughter’s home yesterday for my great-granddaughter’s birthday party.  The great-granddaughter that had the birthday yesterday ate 3 slices of pizza, but leaves the bones.  :-D

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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2012, 11:48:52 AM »
Norma, your dough in the containers look really healthy and nice.  Your pizzas are also looking better than ever.  That's really great that you are teaching the ggk how to make pizza.  They must think their ggm is a superhero with special powers.  :-D

And the little ones first pizza is a 100x better than my first.  She must have a good teacher.

Chau

Chau,

Thanks for saying the dough in the containers looked healthy.  :) It was really hot in my granddaughters kitchen yesterday, so the dough did ferment quickly.  We made 3 pizzas, then ate other foods, then the birthday cakes and ice cream, then went back to making pizzas. 

My great-granddaughter and 2 other grand children that were there yesterday only were interested in eating the pizzas.  They really weren’t interested in making them.  I think most children do love pizza.

It was my youngest daughter that made the 5 pizzas.

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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2012, 11:55:26 AM »
Norma

Looks like you were a busy grandma yesterday. I made pizzas for my son's birthday, but I only had to make 2. My son loves NY style, just sauce and cheese. You'll see one next week at MPM. Teach them young, someday you can sit back and let them make pies for you! ;)

Dave,

Only my youngest daughter and I were in the kitchen and she likes to cook, and asked if she could try to make pizzas.  I said why not.  I was surprised at how good of a job she did.  My first attempts were disasters.  :-D

Great to hear your son loves NY style.  Don’t tell me he only eats the sauce and cheese and not your crust!  :o I will watch for the pie you post on MPM next week. 

Hopefully, I will be able to teach each one something about pizza someday.

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« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2012, 11:56:28 AM »
Great grandma,Norma,I think the pizzas are the best since they are more meaningful with love.


Gray,

Thanks so much!  :)

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