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Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« on: April 25, 2013, 06:02:38 PM »
Hello Everybody,

Amazed to see the quality and possibilities of the forum, but I get a little lost in the thousands of posts. :-[

I'm searching for Caputo 00 flour in New York City, or the Central Milling 00 at least, without having to pay double price for the shipping!
As well as some good/best yeast, so far I'm using Saf-Instant.

Thank you, I can't wait to try some of your recipes, look fantastic.

Also is the 00 good for homemade pasta ?
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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 06:44:04 PM »

Also is the 00 good for homemade pasta ?



Yes. Caputo 00 Pizzeria is the flour I use most frequently for fresh pasta - primarily because I usually have quite a bit of it on hand. The things that make one flour different from another for pizza baking are much less relevant for pasta dough.

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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 06:52:05 PM »
thynyc , Welcome to the forum. A lot of folks here use IDY, instant dry yeast. Do a search "IDY" you will come up with a lot.
I get my Caputo 00 Pizzeria flour in bulk at Whole Foods. Do you have Whole Foods in NYC? If you can't find it retail you might ask at a Neapolitan Pizzeria, if they use it and if you can buy some.
 
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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 08:32:31 PM »
http://dcoluccioandsons.com/  go here!   A pizza makers paradise and they sell the elusive san felice flour.... This is the 2nd most popular italian 00 flour for neapolitan pizza (after caputo).  Some people prefer it. 

they also have lots of great canned tomatoes, a killer house branded olive oil... tons of meat toppings, fresh mozzarella...       
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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 08:33:43 PM »
dairyland USA has the caputo

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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 08:52:26 PM »
thynyc,

This is an old thread but you might check out the names to see who is selling what these days: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,1910.0.html

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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013, 10:58:09 AM »
Hello Eveyone !!!  :D
wow thank you for your answers, really appreciate them!

yes whole food is here but I never saw the 00 in there...
I'll double check! maybe the one by Little Italy may carry more Italian produce.

I know dairyland, I'll contact them too.

Thank you for the wholesale in Brooklyn, I guess I'll pay a visit there!

I'll complete with my results soon on that post, it may help some new yorkers!
 :pizza: on the way!

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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 11:56:29 AM »
Why don't you just buy it straight from the pizzeria ?

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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 05:27:09 PM »
Why don't you just buy it straight from the pizzeria ?

so far I haven't seen any ready to resale their flour... but I will check  :chef:

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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2013, 05:30:37 PM »

Yes. Caputo 00 Pizzeria is the flour I use most frequently for fresh pasta - primarily because I usually have quite a bit of it on hand. The things that make one flour different from another for pizza baking are much less relevant for pasta dough.

by the way, could I ask for your recipe, eggs/weight, etc... maybe a post already exists about that? thanks by advance.  :P


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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2013, 06:24:34 PM »
by the way, could I ask for your recipe, eggs/weight, etc... maybe a post already exists about that? thanks by advance.  :P



Pasta Dough, Yolk-rich
Recipe By :French LaundryServing Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00Categories : PastaAmount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method-------- ------------ --------------------------------

6 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon milk -- cream also works
8 ounces ap flour

pour the liquid ingredients into the well and break up the eggs. stir the eggs with your fingers, slowly incorporating the flour as your fingers move around the well. it took longer than i thought it would, but keller emphasizes incorporating the flour gradually so as to avoid lumps. Knead, rest, and roll per usual pasta recipe.

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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2013, 06:40:57 PM »


Pasta Dough, Yolk-rich
Recipe By :French LaundryServing Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00Categories : PastaAmount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method-------- ------------ --------------------------------

6 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon milk -- cream also works
8 ounces ap flour

pour the liquid ingredients into the well and break up the eggs. stir the eggs with your fingers, slowly incorporating the flour as your fingers move around the well. it took longer than i thought it would, but keller emphasizes incorporating the flour gradually so as to avoid lumps. Knead, rest, and roll per usual pasta recipe.

thank you Bill! Woooh a lot of eggs ! I was not expecting as many !
I'll try and give my feedback, I just ordered the Pasta attachment for the kitchen aid!
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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2013, 06:46:06 PM »
Yes, this is a very rich dough. Amount of flour will vary. I almost always use less than the the amount called for a soft, supple dough that is easy to roll without sticking.

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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2013, 06:14:35 PM »
ok, a good find this weekend...
found some 00 organic flour (bulk sale by the weight, brand was not named...?) in NEW YORK CITY at :
INTERNATIONAL GROCERY, 543 9th avenue (btw 40 & 41st) - Tel: 212 279-1000
$2/pound
just got a pound for a test. I will update results, but I do have no experience with 00 so difficult to compare between brands...

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here is also my 1st test with organic AP flour from Bob's red mill / saf instant yeast. obviously it's not rised enough. hope it will work better with 00.
oven max temp' is 500 F... maybe I can put a second oven on top of mine to reach 1000F !!!!!  :P

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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2013, 12:05:04 AM »
Or throw a steel plate in there maybe....
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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2013, 01:48:49 PM »
NEW FIND

1 kg for $3 ...not bad!
does anyone use that flour?


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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2013, 10:41:13 PM »
Brickovenbaker.com  sells caputo flour in various quantities & shipping is reasonable from CT. If you have not checked out their site, do so-- lots of fun stuff. Great cust service.

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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013, 11:55:29 PM »
Seems to me like your oven may not be quite hot enough to brown the 00 flour. I would definitely be on the lookout for flour close to $1 per lb or less. In bulk you can get caputo for like 80 cents per lb.

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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2013, 10:03:10 AM »
Seems to me like your oven may not be quite hot enough to brown the 00 flour. I would definitely be on the lookout for flour close to $1 per lb or less. In bulk you can get caputo for like 80 cents per lb.

I guess the oven is the issue...  :(

As Chicago Bob suggested I installed steel plates on the bottom shelf of the oven, and as a gas oven powered on the bottom of it, it reached 700F, instead of 550F without the plates
it gave a better result, but I'm not happy so far with the yeast... I do have to work on that.

Maybe I'll buy a stone too, the pizza pan may not be the best way? Taste was pretty good, anyhow!  ::)

But it's diet time for my wife, I can't tease her with too many pizza tests !!!!!!!!  :drool:



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Re: Newbie question! Where to find 00 in NYC, yeast, etc...
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2013, 10:03:49 AM »
Brickovenbaker.com  sells caputo flour in various quantities & shipping is reasonable from CT. If you have not checked out their site, do so-- lots of fun stuff. Great cust service.

thanks for the tip! I will look at that website !!! :)


 

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