What do you and your family think of the tomato pies you have made on this thread compared to the other styles of pizzas you make? I have seen you have been making different styles of pizzas with a lot of success. I kind of flip flop around on what style of pizzas I like at one given point in time.
If I would have to explain some it would be there was not the right amount of crunch and crispness across the whole pizza and it was not as tender as a real De Lorenzo pizza. My attempt had more crunch.
It's funny that you should ask about what my family thinks of the tomato pies I've made on this thread compared to other styles. The De Lorenzo #4 formulation I tried was well received by my wife and I, particularly, liked it a lot. The kids have liked just about every pizza I've made so far except for a mustard pie.
When working on cloning a pizza, I sometimes get puzzled looks when I try to explain to the family that I'm not trying to create the most delicious pizza they've ever had, but rather a faithful reproduction of a certain style of pizza. I was very exacting last week on the De Lorenzo clone I made, carefully measuring ingredients to the hundredth of a gram, letting the dough ferment for 2 days, etc. The morning we were going to have pizza, I also whipped up a Loo Waters 12 inch thin crust starting at about 10:00 a.m. and it was ready in time for lunch. Guess which pizza the wifey preferred? Yep. The emergency dough Loo Waters thin.
(I have to admit it was
very tasty.) My wife is decidedly a thin crust girl and anything that isn't "crisp" is in danger of getting the dreaded "cardboard" label.
Your explanation that your pizza was not as tender as a real De Lorenzo pizza and that it had too much crunch is exactly the information I was looking for and it gives me an idea of something to try this weekend. Thanks for that excellent description. Also using 6 oz of cheese is less than what I've been using and may also help my "sogginess" problem so thanks for that tidbit.
Hope your granddaughter is feeling better. She was quite the trooper to help you out at the stand, even when not feeling her best. I always enjoy your stories of people that you meet at market and your interactions with the public.