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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2014, 01:05:55 PM »
This is a slice that was taken out of the fridge today and made last night. Probably the worst gum line I've ever made. Cooked at 550 on a stone in my home oven and finished under the broiler. Beautiful 18hr room temp dough with 70% hydration too. :'(
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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2014, 01:41:21 PM »
A bit of a deviation...

I've only just discovered this weekend that I've been using the dough calculator on this forum incorrectly.  I'd been making two errors that combined to give me odd results.  My two errors were to express the preferment as a percentage of the total dough weight, instead of as a % of the flour weight, and secondly I mistakenly thought that the percentage of water in the preferment was a bakers percentage... I'd been entering 100% all this time when it should have been 50%.

Somehow this hadn't ruined my pizza, but it did mean my hydration levels and starter %s have been out of whack, and unsurprisingly whenever I did manual calculations I'd get completely different results.

I only twigged when I noticed that if the starter was supposed to be 2.5% and the salt was supposed to be 2.5% then why are they different weights??  How it had gone on for this long without me realising I'm not sure... but mystery solved!   


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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2014, 02:19:32 PM »
But, not everyone one of them turns out great, do they? (at least mine don't).
- Mitch

I think I'm headed for an entry here.. trying to make a "quick dough" again because I ran out of time to prep yesterday morning.

1) Carefully measured to the gram.. doing an early / wet mix in the KA mixer so I don't get the "climb the hook" issue I usually face. All is going well so I add more flour..  <pooooofff!> a mountain of flour flies back out of the bowl onto the counter. Not the end of the world, easy to correct by feel as I do a final hand knead.  But more problematic:

2) I needed something like 6g of yeast and I only had something close to 4.. I mixed it anyway and decided to see what happens..

It's either going to be a very heavy dough or a very bland-flavored one or both.

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2014, 08:14:55 PM »
I was experimenting with some different floor tiles in the WFO.

Things did not go as planned...

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2014, 09:56:19 PM »
Another pie for the thread of shame.  :-[ The inside was still a little moist though.  :-D

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2014, 10:27:52 PM »
 :-D  You are awesome, Norma!
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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2014, 10:49:43 PM »
:-D  You are awesome, Norma!

Mary Ann,

That is what I get for talking too much and not paying attention to some of the pies in the oven.   :-D

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2014, 10:54:26 PM »
Happens to me all the time.  You gave me a good laugh!
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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2014, 11:06:42 PM »
Happens to me all the time.  You gave me a good laugh!

Mary Ann,

You made me feel better when you said it happens to you all of the time.  I am glad I could give you a good laugh.

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2014, 01:13:29 PM »
I could definitely have eaten that one Norma....not a problem.  8)

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #60 on: February 12, 2014, 02:36:25 PM »
I haven't been on in awhile for new pizza reasons and found this AMAZING thread. I'm loving the trip ups and wanted to add a couple of my own; I want to wear them like badges!

First is an attempt to use my stove top cast iron griddle as a pizza stone when I had forgotten to retrieve my pizza steel from a friend's apartment.  If you're not familiar with the griddle, it's basically a long rectangle slab of cast iron that sits over two gas burners.  Seemed like a good alternative to the steel and it probably would've been fine if I wasn't in a rush and so used to stretching big circles.

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #61 on: February 12, 2014, 02:42:33 PM »
ah found the one I was looking for, my first real pie baked in a WFO!  I had been practicing stretching and fired some blanks before this beauty.  Appreciate the subtle flip of the crust lip as I improperly released the pie into the oven; you can almost feel the lightness of the Neapolitan style through the picture.  ;)

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #62 on: February 12, 2014, 09:06:23 PM »
I could definitely have eaten that one Norma....not a problem.  8)

Bob

Lol Bob!  I guess you like a well caramelized crust, sauce and cheese pizza.   :-D

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2014, 10:10:51 PM »
Norma,

That one looks more like lasagna pie then your last one.  Haha.
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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2014, 10:39:24 PM »
Norma,

That one looks more like lasagna pie then your last one.  Haha.

Nate,

 :-D  I have my share of failures but don't show them all.

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #65 on: February 15, 2014, 06:18:12 PM »
Yet another :'(
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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #66 on: February 15, 2014, 06:55:10 PM »
Yet another :'(
Ha! I have the very same "new and improved" container Mary Ann.
If you go to place it in a low cupboard and hold it by the top lip rather than the handle you are destined for the Thread of Shame thread. It was jus a matter of time me lady!  :-D

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #67 on: February 15, 2014, 07:01:13 PM »
Yet another :'(

Mary Ann,

I bet that was a mess to clean up!   :o  I still had to chuckle though.  >:D

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2014, 08:39:17 PM »
chasenpse where are you.. i have a word with you
Pizza Dough was unworkable and  ruined my pastry cloth..
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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #69 on: February 15, 2014, 08:39:54 PM »
Mary Ann,

I bet that was a mess to clean up!   :o  I still had to chuckle though.  >:D

Norma
Ha! I have the very same "new and improved" container Mary Ann.
If you go to place it in a low cupboard and hold it by the top lip rather than the handle you are destined for the Thread of Shame thread. It was jus a matter of time me lady!  :-D

Bob

I was thinking to myself as I was walking upstairs from the basement while balancing the flour on top of two dough trays, "this flour is gonna fall all over the floor".   :-D

It has been a rough couple of weeks and it just made me laugh.
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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2014, 02:44:30 AM »
Here's my spontaneous calzone.   It began life as a mis-fired launch into the Blackstone, managed to flip the hanging portion back onto itself and completed the bake.  It was actually really tasty.

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #71 on: March 01, 2014, 10:12:31 AM »
Here's my spontaneous calzone.   It began life as a mis-fired launch into the Blackstone, managed to flip the hanging portion back onto itself and completed the bake.  It was actually really tasty.
you're not fooling anyone with this enchilada dylan!
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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2014, 11:01:07 AM »
Yep, that's a fine looking burrito Dylan. You're in the wrong thread with that one amigo!  :)

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2014, 11:45:27 PM »
ĦAy, caramba!

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Re: The Thread of Shame.........
« Reply #74 on: March 02, 2014, 08:27:48 AM »
I'm glad to read that everyone else is calling you out Dylan - makes my job easier :chef:

Most of us would have just eaten that bake.  I wouldn't have even thought about a shame post :-D

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