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Offline Yankee Bill

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Can L&B style dough be made using a Processor vs. a Mixer?
« on: July 18, 2014, 01:24:06 PM »
Hi folks,

As most here can probably guess, I'm a total newB at making pizza so please excuse my ignorance. I recently found this great site and have been trying to absorb some of the wealth of info it has to offer (which can be overwhelming to us Virgins  ???).

I wanted to try making a L&B type pie (http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=17168.0) this weekend and was wondering if it was possible to make this type of dough in a Food Processor, as I don't have a Stand Mixer? I apologize if I may have overlooked the info if it is listed somewhere. But quite frankly, my brain is beginning to scramble somewhat at this point, trying to learn about all the different types of flour, formulas, conversions, techniques, etc..

I know I'll probably have to leave the dough in the fridge overnight, so if anyone has a crash speed course they like to offer ... I'm all ears  ;D.

Appreciate any input you may have.

Thanks,
YB

   
« Last Edit: July 18, 2014, 02:07:58 PM by Yankee Bill »


Offline TXCraig1

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Re: Can L&B style dough be made using a Processor vs. a Mixer?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 01:33:43 PM »
Why not just mix it by hand?

Pizza is not bread.

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Re: Can L&B style dough be made using a Processor vs. a Mixer?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 01:57:11 PM »
Why not just mix it by hand?

Hi TXCraig,

I never even thought about that  ::). From reading the posts, I just assumed that a mixer was need to achieve the right consistency. I've never done any baking, so this is all pretty foreign to me. But that is good to hear as I won't have to go buy a mixer right away. I'll YT how to mix dough by hand.

I appreciate the input, Thank You!

YB     

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Re: Can L&B style dough be made using a Processor vs. a Mixer?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 02:18:54 PM »


I know I'll probably have to leave the dough in the fridge overnight, so if anyone has a crash speed course they like to offer ... I'm all ears  ;D.

Appreciate any input you may have.

Thanks,
YB
   

Here is a crash course based on some I've made.  It works O.K.

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=17168.msg176076#msg176076

Looks like this:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=17168.msg175986#msg175986

As Craig stated, just hand mix it.  Stretch and folds work well after a preliminary rough mix.

Have fun.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2014, 02:21:37 PM by parallei »

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Re: Can L&B style dough be made using a Processor vs. a Mixer?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 02:48:21 PM »
Here is a crash course based on some I've made.  It works O.K.

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=17168.msg176076#msg176076

Looks like this:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=17168.msg175986#msg175986

As Craig stated, just hand mix it.  Stretch and folds work well after a preliminary rough mix.

Have fun.

Hi Parallei,

And thanks for the info! Wow, those pies look delicious! I just finished eating a sandwich and my mouth is drooling :D. That crumb looks incredible (I prefer the lighter crumb)!

I'm going to try to decipher the code for the recipe and see if I can make it Sunday. I need to get some kind of a baking scale first though.

Appreciate the help ... Thank You!

YB
 

« Last Edit: July 18, 2014, 02:53:18 PM by Yankee Bill »

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Re: Can L&B style dough be made using a Processor vs. a Mixer?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 03:34:48 PM »

I'm going to try to decipher the code for the recipe and see if I can make it Sunday. I need to get some kind of a baking scale first though.

YB


72% = HR, IDY = .5%, Salt = 2.25%, Oil = 3%, Sugar = 1%, TF = 0.16

It is not too mysterious. ;D

HR = Hydration Ratio
IDY = Instant Dry Yeast
TF = Thickness Factor (Weight of dough,oz / area of pie, in2

You need to understand Baker's Percentages, thickness factors and how to use the Dough Calculator in the Forum Resources.

A search will provide you with more than you want to know about any of these subjects.  The Dough Calculators are easy to use, especially if you read the documentation/instructions provided.

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Re: Can L&B style dough be made using a Processor vs. a Mixer?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 03:53:05 PM »
Great,

Looks like I ought to be able to figure that out.

Appreciate your help.

Thanks,
YB