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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #275 on: November 07, 2013, 11:28:48 AM »
Garvey,

Thanks for all of your efforts in putting this recipe together.  Made a batch of dough yesterday and can't wait to make some delicious pizza on Sunday!!!

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« Reply #276 on: November 07, 2013, 05:18:42 PM »
You're welcome! 

That was (/is?) the biggest shortcoming of these forums.  First and foremost, this seems to be a dough/crust community.  I actually didn't join and only occasionally browsed around for years and years because of this.  Then I thought the best way to change things was to jump in myself.  So I always include my sauce recipes (e.g., my Aurelio's recipe is somewhere on here, too).  But my best guess is that folks here undervalue sauce or something.  I dunno.  I still can't figure that aspect out about this forum.

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I have found the same to be true. I even started a topic to get people sharing their sauce recipes:
"If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?"

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,22498.0.html

But not everyone is willing to share their sauce recipe. Not sure why? Thanks again,

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #277 on: November 10, 2013, 07:26:47 PM »
After looking at the pies, I decided it had been too long since I have made a Garvey pie. No mods, just followed the directions to the letter. I also made the crust thinner than my last pies, and it was a 15" pie. It was a 3 day rest in the fridge. It was a sausage pie, and a lot more sausage than usual. Whole milk mozz, and the sauce was Garvey's.  I am still amazed how wonderful the sausage is, and I love how spicy the sauce is. No more store bought sausage for me. Thanks again for sharing your great recipe. This is one of my fave pies, and one of the easiest to make.
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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #278 on: November 10, 2013, 07:44:27 PM »
I have found the same to be true. I even started a topic to get people sharing their sauce recipes:
"If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?"

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,22498.0.html

But not everyone is willing to share their sauce recipe. Not sure why? Thanks again,

TomN
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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #279 on: November 10, 2013, 08:51:46 PM »
Nick:

Thanks for the kind words and the outstanding photographs.  Man, that pie looks so tasty and picture perfect.  You really nailed it!  I am glad to share this style of pizza with everyone who wants to try it.

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #280 on: November 11, 2013, 12:30:06 PM »
Thanks! Does the thickness look about right? I reheated the slices in a covered pan on the stove. They were very crispy, just like when the pie came fresh out of the oven. I may up the fennel a little on my next one. A friend of mine bought a Domino's thin and crispy sausage pizza the day before I cooked this one. The crust was limp and soggy, and the sauce was almost dry and you had to look for the sausage. It was worse than a frozen pizza. I am going to make your pie for her, I can't wait to see her reaction. Have a great Thanksgiving.  Hmmm..... A turkey and dressing pizza may be on the horizon. Maybe not :-D

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #281 on: November 11, 2013, 01:53:30 PM »
Yeah, man, the thickness looks right on.  With a 300g dough ball, anything from 13.5-ish to 15-ish inches is within spec...until I get a sheeter.   :D

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #282 on: November 12, 2013, 02:25:19 PM »
Nick:

Thanks for the kind words and the outstanding photographs.  Man, that pie looks so tasty and picture perfect.  You really nailed it!  I am glad to share this style of pizza with everyone who wants to try it.

Cheers,
Garvey


I second that.  That pie is beautiful Nick.
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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #283 on: November 12, 2013, 03:26:59 PM »
Thanks guys! It is rewarding to create something much better than you can buy. I have to get used to the color of the sausage, I used to precook it before putting it on my pies. I was afraid that I may undercook the sausage. On my NY style I do cook the sausage because of the short cook time. On Garvey's style and Pete's Papa John's clone, it's a longer cook time. I really like the flavor and texture of the sausage when cooked on the pie.
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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #284 on: November 13, 2013, 04:07:51 AM »
Garvey, have you tried your crust with a 50/50 HG and 00?? Thinking of trying it this week. I'll post the results/pics if I do. I know 3 racks of spares are in the mix too so it might have to be a pizza and ribs nite/weelend!!!

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #285 on: November 13, 2013, 12:12:37 PM »
Jon:

You asked this same question a few pages back (it's OK, I'll soon be able to "hide my own Easter eggs", too  ;D).  I have played around with higher gluten flour but have always come back to AP.  This is low rent, hole-in-the-wall, standard Chicago thin.  It's gotta be AP for me.

But have at it!  Play around and report back...

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Garvey

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #286 on: November 20, 2013, 09:19:11 PM »
I made a batch of this dough and it's in the frig until Saturday.  Looking forward to it.  I'm going to try one on the stone, and one in a cutter pan.

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #287 on: November 21, 2013, 04:50:45 PM »
Not much rise in the refrigerator out of my dough after 20 hours.  I hope I didn't screw anything up.  Lots of time to go yet, though.  I bought the ingredients for the sauce so I'm going to give that a try, Saturday, too.

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #288 on: November 22, 2013, 10:27:05 PM »
Musky:

Of course, assuming your yeast is OK and such... this recipe is a long, slow ferment.  What you describe sounds like the normal, desired behavior.

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #289 on: November 23, 2013, 10:07:53 PM »
Garvey's Pizza Factory formula I made tonight.  The one thing I love about making several pies is I get one.  For me.  Mine.  With toppings my wife and daughter don't like.  This had sausage, a mix of olives, mostly green, sauteed baby portabella slices, and anchovies.  It rolled out easily and wasn't too sticky.  It had a nice crunchy bottom with a little chew.  The bottom on this browned fairly quickly, and the cheese slower.  I hit it with the infrared broiler in my oven at 9 minutes to get some browning to the cheese.  Paired with this sauce and toppings, this was really good.  As good as any pizza I've eaten in a long time.  Salty from the fish and olives, succulent/greasy from the sausage, and lightly mushroomed.  Good flavor to the crust.  The sauce is also really good.


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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #290 on: November 24, 2013, 12:25:18 PM »
The one thing I love about making several pies is I get one.  For me.  Mine.  With toppings my wife and daughter don't like. 

Preach it, brother!  I think we all suffer from this!   :D

My buddy Dave (co-creator of this recipe) refers to this as "the lifeboats," as in, make the first couple of pizzas to take care of the "women and children first", and then make OUR own pizza(s), for US.  So when we get together for a big pizza party, we'll always do the lifeboats first.  Then the real pizza can begin.

P.S. That combo you have there sounds amazing.
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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #291 on: November 24, 2013, 05:40:53 PM »
Hey team can get back to DEEP DISH?  so much about thin crust I am loosing my taste buds...oh boy am I going to hear about this....WHAT A GREAT FORUM...THANKS ALL


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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #292 on: November 25, 2013, 10:54:27 AM »
I wonder if NYers would like our thin crust.
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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #293 on: November 28, 2013, 01:11:38 AM »
Garvey, I made a couple pies tonite using the 50/50 GM 00 flour and Kyrol HG using your formulation and Craigs "Baker's Yeast Quatity Prediction Model". Both pies turned out superb! Here's the link to that thread http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,26831.msg289727.html#msg289727

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #294 on: November 30, 2013, 11:04:27 PM »
Today I tried making some NY style pies for the first time, but made a batch of this dough as a back up in case of massive failure.  I didn't get around to rolling one out until it had been out of the fridge for five hours.  It was really soft and easy to spread out.  So I decided to try something.  I opened up with my hands then folded it is a couple times.  Spread it out with my hands again, then rolled it with a pin very thin.  It kind of came out laminated like a cracker crust, but less crispy, though it did have crunch.  It was really good.  My wife loved it.

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #295 on: January 17, 2014, 09:53:54 PM »
I gave this one a go tonight and it tasted amazing. Thanks Garvey for the recipe and easy to follow instructions.

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #296 on: January 17, 2014, 09:54:45 PM »
a couple more..

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #297 on: January 17, 2014, 09:58:06 PM »
Very, very nice....what did you cook that on and at what temp please. :chef:

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Re: Chicago Thin - a labor of love
« Reply #298 on: January 17, 2014, 10:02:20 PM »
I preheated to 550 and turned it down to 450 like the instructions said. I cooked it on my baking steel.

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« Reply #299 on: January 17, 2014, 10:18:01 PM »
I preheated to 550 and turned it down to 450 like the instructions said. I cooked it on my baking steel.
Thanks, I like the look of steel baked pies in this type of pizza....you did good.  :chef:

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