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Offline luvtherays

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Want more flavor in Crust
« on: January 17, 2012, 11:37:23 PM »
Hi,

I have made alot of progress in my pizza making in only 1 week with all your help. There are between 5 and 8 people in my household so i can make lots of test pizzas and they get eaten quickly.

I have been using the basic NY pizza recipe you have suggested and it is going great. One thing i would like to improve upon - What would you suggest to make the dough more flavorful. The crust is coming out great but it would be nice to get some more flavor in the crust. I want to try to keep things simple.
 
Sincerely,

Mike



Offline dmcavanagh

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Re: Want more flavor in Crust
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 11:34:13 AM »
Simplest answer is cold ferment for a few days, more flavor will come with longer ferment time.
Complicated answer, start experimenting with sourdough.

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Re: Want more flavor in Crust
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 02:26:22 PM »
How is your color? Brown is the color of flavor. If your pies are light, getting more browning (via thicker stone, steel plate, broiler, etc.) will increase the flavor markedly.

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Re: Want more flavor in Crust
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 03:47:20 PM »
Mike,

I posted earlier today on the same issue but in the context of a Sicilian style pizza, at Reply 2 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,17249.msg168118.html#new. Maybe there is something in that post that will help.

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Offline Making Pizza

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Re: Want more flavor in Crust
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 07:39:51 PM »
Simplest answer is cold ferment for a few days, more flavor will come with longer ferment time.
Complicated answer, start experimenting with sourdough.

Dmcavanagh, I was just going to ask the question of why cold ferment the dough...? and then I ran into your post. I have not been fermenting my dough and maybe that would answer a problem I was having with moisture from vegetables along with a better dough taste.

Also, I am using all purpose Costco Harvest flour. Because I am using it for bread as well as pizza. It that a problem and if so what would you suggest? I do have a pizza stone and I have read the posts on turning the oven to 500F for a period. I am afraid to do that too much for fear of destroying the oven.

Thanks for the insight.
Peace, Mark

Offline Cman710

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Re: Want more flavor in Crust
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 04:39:50 PM »
Mark,

I am novice who just started experimenting with NY style pizza.  Initially, I started with a bread flour, and now have moved to King Arthur Sir Lancelot, which is a high gluten flour.  I noticed a significant flavor difference when using the high-gluten flour and about 2 days of cold fermenation.  I also use about 2% salt, which may be higher than you are using. That might help out a bit.

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Re: Want more flavor in Crust
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 11:58:02 PM »
Mark,

I am novice who just started experimenting with NY style pizza.  Initially, I started with a bread flour, and now have moved to King Arthur Sir Lancelot, which is a high gluten flour.  I noticed a significant flavor difference when using the high-gluten flour and about 2 days of cold fermenation.  I also use about 2% salt, which may be higher than you are using. That might help out a bit.

Thanks Cman

Offline UPSTATENY

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Re: Want more flavor in Crust
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 06:19:14 AM »
I use Hummer flour; it is the flour we used in the pizzeria; age it at least two days, and you will have that great NY taste.


 

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