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same day dough+7 mile bike ride+in fridge 24hrs
« on: July 04, 2014, 12:14:51 PM »
Yesterday I went into my classroom/bakery/pizzeria and met with a woman that wants to volunteer next school year.  She is from a deep culinary backround and her kids have followed with it.  So I figured I should feed her lunch.  Not having any dough on hand I made a 1 cup flour IDY starter the night before.  I used my normal formula and lowered it to 4 dough balls.  I did this pie the eyeball method with the water because the starter was the consistency of a thick pancake batter.  They rose for 3 hours on the bench and the results were very reminiscent of my childhood pizzas in NJ/NYC - the yeasty smell of the white crust, and blandish flavor.  The sauce and cheese really jumped out due to this.   I pushed the bake as far as I could to try and get some browning on the crust without burning the bottom.  My guest loved it and I told her she needs to come back when we have 4 day dough.  She took 2 pies home because her daughter, who works with the diners, drive in, dives, food network show was flying home for the 4th.  I told her to please explain that is not our normal crust :)  Her son is a chef at the top Disney hotel in Florida and a graduate of the culinary institute of america (napa campus) and he will be in for some pie next month when he comes home for a visit.  So it was hard for me to let the pies go but what the heck the same day doughs were good enough for the NJ/NYC scene for decades........  She is going to ask her daughter about getting us on the food network.  I took one pie home that I sliced and stacked into a plastic bag.  The bag went on my bike grocery side bag for the 7 mile pedal home(old school delivery :-D), and then in the fridge last night.  They all stuck together and I carefully peeled one off as best I could. I heated this slice up for lunch today on a skillet.  Walter
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 03:12:37 PM »
Yesterday I went into my classroom/bakery/pizzeria and met with a woman that wants to volunteer next school year.  She is from a deep culinary backround and her kids have followed with it.  So I figured I should feed her lunch.  Not having any dough on hand I made a 1 cup flour IDY starter the night before.  I used my normal formula and lowered it to 4 dough balls.  I did this pie the eyeball method with the water because the starter was the consistency of a thick pancake batter.  They rose for 3 hours on the bench and the results were very reminiscent of my childhood pizzas in NJ/NYC - the yeasty smell of the white crust, and blandish flavor.  The sauce and cheese really jumped out due to this.   I pushed the bake as far as I could to try and get some browning on the crust without burning the bottom.  My guest loved it and I told her she needs to come back when we have 4 day dough.  She took 2 pies home because her daughter, who works with the diners, drive in, dives, food network show was flying home for the 4th.  I told her to please explain that is not our normal crust :)  Her son is a chef at the top Disney hotel in Florida and a graduate of the culinary institute of america (napa campus) and he will be in for some pie next month when he comes home for a visit.  So it was hard for me to let the pies go but what the heck the same day doughs were good enough for the NJ/NYC scene for decades........  She is going to ask her daughter about getting us on the food network.  I took one pie home that I sliced and stacked into a plastic bag.  The bag went on my bike grocery side bag for the 7 mile pedal home(old school delivery :-D), and then in the fridge last night.  They all stuck together and I carefully peeled one off as best I could. I heated this slice up for lunch today on a skillet.  Walter
You would be perfect for that TV show.  I could just see Fieri munching down on some all-you-can-eat pizza feast and the kids cheering in the background.  Good luck Walter.  I hope it works out for you.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 09:16:31 PM »
You would be perfect for that TV show.  I could just see Fieri munching down on some all-you-can-eat pizza feast and the kids cheering in the background.  Good luck Walter.  I hope it works out for you.
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Thanks Dave!  I sent Bobbie Flay a throw down challenge too.  Guy was running Johnny Garlics, before he got famous on food network, in Santa Rosa CA while I was running a similar program there.  Maybe he will remember us?  Walter

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 01:49:29 AM »

Thanks Dave!  I sent Bobbie Flay a throw down challenge too.  Guy was running Johnny Garlics, before he got famous on food network, in Santa Rosa CA while I was running a similar program there.  Maybe he will remember us?  Walter

Guy is one of those people everyone loves to hate.  I don't get it.  He seems like a genuinely nice person and goes above and beyond to support worthy causes.  Your operation would be perfect for DDD.

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 02:00:47 AM »
Guy is one of those people everyone loves to hate.  I don't get it.  He seems like a genuinely nice person and goes above and beyond to support worthy causes.  Your operation would be perfect for DDD.
I think Guy is the Bruce Springsteen of Flavor Town...he is so obviously the real deal.
Had no idea folks love to hate him...that is sad.

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 07:38:11 AM »
jkb and CB:  Thanks!  I lived in Santa Rosa when he was entering the food network contest which gave you a pilot series.  He won and has been rising ever since.  I never got to know him but what I did hear about him back then was all good.  He came to the high school I was working at in Petaluma CA to give a hello to all right when he won the contest.  He was in a limo and the kids went crazy.  Walter


 

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