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Tex-mex pie: What kind of crust platform would you use?
« on: April 18, 2015, 03:26:24 PM »
I've tried this style of topping before on a NY dough, but think maybe a thinner, crisper crust would work better- either on the stone or in a steel pan. Maybe a little corn meal in the dough? Help me make a wacky, one-off pie, suggestions welcome!
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Re: Tex-mex pie: What kind of crust platform would you use?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 03:59:22 PM »
I've tried this style of topping before on a NY dough, but think maybe a thinner, crisper crust would work better- either on the stone or in a steel pan. Maybe a little corn meal in the dough? Help me make a wacky, one-off pie, suggestions welcome!
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Several platforms can be used for a Mexican style pizza. See, for example, the deep-dish and cracker Mexican themed pizzas at:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=4769.msg40490#msg40490

Reply 50 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=5762.msg49401#msg49401

And here's one with an egg, using a Neapolitan style dough but in a home oven:

Reply 7 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=637.msg6332#msg6332

There is also a pizza chain called Pizza Patron that is located mostly in the southern part of the country, including Texas, that specializes in Mexican style pizzas because of the heavy Hispanic demographic. Their pizzas use an American style crust. Here is their menu:

http://pizzapatron.com/pizza.cfm

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Re: Tex-mex pie: What kind of crust platform would you use?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 04:01:02 PM »
Tostadas?
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Re: Tex-mex pie: What kind of crust platform would you use?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2015, 04:05:46 PM »
How bout grinding a few of those tostada's to a med to coarse grind and adding to a modified NY style or even better I think add to Craig's Mozza dough. A couple thoughts anyway.....

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2015, 04:34:59 PM »
You guys are great - thanks for the ideas!

I'm strangely inspired today- I whipped up a one-off, thin crust formula
that in my mind should work well for Tex-Mex/Taco pizza applications.

Sneak peek: why yes, that happens to be chunks of homemade lard atop a yellowish, pizza dough, just begging to be massaged in. LOL  Dough has 33.3% cornmeal, 5% lard and a squeeze of lime (my modest squeeze measured 3 gms, to be exact). This is going to be interesting! :o :chef:

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 04:40:04 PM »
With bated breath we await..... :-D

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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 04:49:49 PM »
 :-D

I'm having fun with this experiment!
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Re: Tex-mex pie: What kind of crust platform would you use?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015, 04:58:39 PM »
The best Tex-Mex pie I've had is Tom's (Tscarborough) Guadeloupe such as this one from TPS1:

Tequila courtesy of Peter  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015, 05:37:02 PM »
Yes, IIRC Tom uses cilantro on that pie. Nice!

Dough ready for dividing and balling. Check out the "cornmeal stubble" on the d.balls.
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Re: Tex-mex pie: What kind of crust platform would you use?
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 04:07:32 PM »
Crust came out great! Nice, crisp and toothy, with flavor that reminded you of a corn tortilla.

After preparing the skin (sauce and wmm), I piled on the lettuce, shredded cheddar, slices of NY strip, fresh homemade pico de gallo, cilantro and avocado. The JTG Steak Taco Pizza.
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Re: Tex-mex pie: What kind of crust platform would you use?
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 04:10:17 PM »
I don't know why you cut it? I would have just folded the wole thing in half and ate it like a giant gordita!  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 04:20:57 PM »
I could have done that, and offered "a bite" to my guests!  :-D  :-D

Next try I'll roll out the dough superthin and bake in a greased pan.
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« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 04:25:03 PM »


I had peanut butter toast for breakfast, no lunch, coffee and 5 mile bike ride.....you just reminded me how freaking hungry I am!!! Looks great :drool:

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« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 04:29:08 PM »
Thanks Jon! I'd be ready for a serious meal, and I mean serious!
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