Author Topic: Yeast and/or Baking Powder  (Read 3620 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Buffalo

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 138
  • I Love Pizza!
Yeast and/or Baking Powder
« on: December 20, 2006, 07:06:56 PM »
I have been making pizza for several years nowand have only recently run across a few formulas that have Baking Powder INCLUDED with Yeast.  I have never heard of this nor have I tried it since it would seem to be using two different ingredients in pursuit of the same finished result.  Has anyone else heard of pizza dough formulas using BOTH yeast and baking powder and has anyone made a pizza using a formula that includes both yeast and baking power?  If so, the results........just curiosity on my part. ??? ???
Thanks.......
Buffalo


Offline canadianbacon

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 1041
  • Age: 49
  • DoughBoy
Re: Yeast and/or Baking Powder
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2006, 07:15:59 PM »
Hi Buffalo,

while others will jump in with info that will answer you question, I have a recipe that
I have used several times that uses *only* baking powder.

You can see the recipe and the topic of discussion here :
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,2615.0.html

As for the combo of yeast *and* baking powder .... - I have never heard of it.

I do however use a pancake recipe that uses both baking powder *and* baking soda
and there's a reason both are used, but I don't recall what that is now  :-\

Anywhooo, I'll stop there, as this isn't on-topic for your question.

Let's see what others come up with, it's a very interesting question you posted.

Mark
Pizzamaker, Rib Smoker, HomeBrewer, there's not enough time for a real job.

Offline November

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 1879
  • Location: North America
  • Come for the food. Stay for the science.
    • Uncle Salmon
Re: Yeast and/or Baking Powder
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2006, 07:21:35 PM »
Buffalo,

I can only imagine using both yeast and baking powder in cases where a biscuit hybrid crust is desired, such as in cases like breakfast pizza.  Otherwise, the combination could simply be a case of misguided or uninformed recipe making.

canadianbacon,

Baking powder and baking soda are used together to raise the pH because some of the typical ingredients in batter are slightly acidic.

- red.november
« Last Edit: December 20, 2006, 07:25:33 PM by November »

Offline Pete-zza

  • Lifetime Member
  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 22299
  • Location: Texas
  • Always learning
Re: Yeast and/or Baking Powder
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2006, 07:37:32 PM »
Buffalo,

November put his finger on it. See http://www.pmq.com/cgi-bin/tt/index.cgi?noframes;read=1712.

Peter

Offline canadianbacon

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 1041
  • Age: 49
  • DoughBoy
Re: Yeast and/or Baking Powder
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2006, 08:11:24 PM »
Thanks for the info red.november.   Thanks Peter for finding more info.

gee, now isn't that something.  Pretty interesting.  Anyway, great info, and I learned something tonight  :D


Mark
Pizzamaker, Rib Smoker, HomeBrewer, there's not enough time for a real job.

Offline Buffalo

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 138
  • I Love Pizza!
Re: Yeast and/or Baking Powder
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006, 08:04:13 AM »
Thanks to all of you for your quick responses.......You have cleared that concern up!   ;D
Buffalo

Offline PizzaBrasil

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 157
  • I Love Pizza!
Re: Yeast and/or Baking Powder
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006, 11:37:47 AM »
I am pretty sure that in the series “Baking with Julia” you could find a recipe of pizza (Quitza) that uses both, the yeast and the baking powder.
May be that some light could came from there.

Luis


 

pizzapan