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Offline LordBacon

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Middle of the night dough itch
« on: October 18, 2014, 08:51:54 PM »
Got terrible results from my last run of Lahey's no-kneed dough--I knew it was too easy to be true--it blew up and was very hard to stretch, so in the middle of the night I got the itch and found a 24 hour supermarket in central Jersey and looked like a lunatic getting KABF at 3 AM. I used a food processor for the first time to kneed and had surprisingly good results for a neophyte like me using my disabled BS (bent shelf): 62% hydration, 0.2% ADY, 2% salt, 1% sugar, and 2 % EVOO, pulsed for about 30 seconds with liquid, then rested for 20 minutes, then pulsed again for a minute or so, then a 6 hour room temp balled ferment using Craig's model, then thrown in the fridge for 7 hours. Still some close call tears while stretching, and have yet to see the effortless stretch that others have (I see visible strands in my dough), so definitely need A LOT of dough technique improvement. I was expecting terrible results again, but the BS still masked most of this beginner's error and pumped out some delicious pizza! The oil and sugar allowed for good browning relative to past NP style doughs.


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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 08:55:30 PM »
Oh and I experimented with a reverse topping sequence here (crazy I know): fresh mozzarella on first, then basil, then sauce.

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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 10:51:23 PM »
Nice crust...especially considering the lack of sleep  ;D
The edge looks like a Mellow Mushroom pie.

Was the crust crispy, like a NJ tomato pie, or slightly chewy like NY Style?

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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2014, 11:29:43 PM »
My two year old iPhone makes it look more yellow than it actually was but still more browned than any np style dough I have tried. I'd say it was a NJ/NY hybrid :) Crispy but also airy in the middle of the crust, more bread like really.

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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2014, 11:56:36 PM »
Yes...that don`t look like a MM crust.

Please sell me your cat LordBacon......my gf`s pride an joy looks jus like yours....she is only 2 and a half yr. old rescue cat and is very `sensitive`.....has allergies and stomach problems to the tune of over $1,200 so far.....but that cat is one hell of a character...gf LOVES that lil girl ....guess I do too sorta.....
Anyway, I`d like to have a back up if this one kicks the bucket....name your price....within reason of course !!   ;D
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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2014, 12:22:06 AM »
Maybe with a little parmesan?
Maybe not...


Anyway, good puffy rim.

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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2014, 12:34:59 AM »
Maybe with a little parmesan?
Maybe not...


Anyway, good puffy rim.
That is cheating young man.    :)
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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2014, 12:43:22 AM »
That is cheating young man.    :)

heh, some of their crusts look dark, others not so much.

Anyway I was prolly just wishful thinking...
We don't have MM out here, but it looks tasty, and that recipe seems like a tough nut.

I'm waiting for one of the experts to nail it, so I can ride those coat tails.


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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2014, 12:50:04 AM »
heh, some of their crusts look dark, others not so much.

Anyway I was prolly just wishful thinking...
We don't have MM out here, but it looks tasty, and that recipe seems like a tough nut.

I'm waiting for one of the experts to nail it, so I can ride those coat tails.
You made that pie Wood?  I thought it was an internet MM site pic., that`s why I said it is cheating.....if that is yours I apologize.
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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2014, 12:53:39 AM »
Yes...that don`t look like a MM crust.

Please sell me your cat LordBacon......my gf`s pride an joy looks jus like yours....she is only 2 and a half yr. old rescue cat and is very `sensitive`.....has allergies and stomach problems to the tune of over $1,200 so far.....but that cat is one hell of a character...gf LOVES that lil girl ....guess I do too sorta.....
Anyway, I`d like to have a back up if this one kicks the bucket....name your price....within reason of course !!   ;D

Haha that's actually my girlfriend's cat, who is a Hemingway with the extra toes. He's very sweet but annoying as hell at 5 am when he wants breakfast, so I can relate a bit. My own cat that I got in college - a long time ago at this point - was on hand for assembling my second deranged BS today!

I had to google MM pie, never even heard it before - is that a Midwest / West weirdo pizza thing?  ;D


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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2014, 12:54:40 AM »
You made that pie Wood?  I thought it was an internet MM site pic., that`s why I said it is cheating.....if that is yours I apologize.

Oh no, if I made that pie, I might open up shop next month.  :D
It was definitely cheating, I couldn't find the MM pics I remembered seeing here at PMF.



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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2014, 01:04:04 AM »
Oh no, if I made that pie, I might open up shop next month.  :D
It was definitely cheating, I couldn't find the MM pics I remembered seeing here at PMF.
They are floating in the forum some where on a mushroom high.....they all turned out pretty good....I think ole Bob even had a pic or two of his stabs at it....Norma`s were the best though..... :)
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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2014, 01:10:31 AM »
They are floating in the forum some where on a mushroom high.....they all turned out pretty good....I think ole Bob even had a pic or two of his stabs at it....Norma`s were the best though..... :)


All that talk of sorghum and molasses sounds like its from some kind of high allright, but I'd like to give it a whirl.
Maybe add some molasses to Lord Bacon's late night itch recipe.  :chef:

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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2014, 01:19:38 AM »

All that talk of sorghum and molasses sounds like its from some kind of high allright, but I'd like to give it a whirl.
Maybe add some molasses to Lord Bacon's late night itch recipe.  :chef:
Awww....c`mon man...they were in competition to see who could get the most post counts don`t you know!  :-D

You got the right idea though...give it a twirl...Lord Bacon got your back.  8)
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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2014, 11:10:00 PM »
First bake since this has been sitting in the fridge since Saturday!

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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2014, 11:11:33 PM »
This was same dough but cold ferment a la Craig model

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Re: Middle of the night dough itch
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2014, 11:13:33 PM »
She`s a tasty looking one there LordBacon.   :chef:
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