Hey guys, been gone for a while. Took some pics of a pie I made recently using my method.
500g All Trumps Flour
289g Reverse Osmosis Filtered Water
3g Instant Yeast
11g Ground Sea Salt
4g Onion Powder
4g Fine Garlic Powder
1-2 TBS Olive Oil
Weigh out water, put in bowl
I weigh everything in the same bowl, so...
Dump flour in, weigh out right amount
Put yeast in, weigh
Put salt in, weigh
Put onion powder in, weigh
Put garlic in, weigh
Start mixer with just water in it.
Slowly add 3/4 of this mix of everything
Add olive oil.. mine is in a squirt bottle, so I just squirt for about 3-4 secs, which I think is about 1.5 TBS of oil, maybe a little more.
Slowly add the rest of the "mix"
Set timer for 10 mins and leave on speed 1
Sometimes around 9 mins I add just a pinch more of flour if it seems sticky
Take out dough ball to cutting board and split into 2 balls.
I hand knead each one for about 1 minute just to get the ball nice and tight
Put in pan/bowl for at least 12 hours in the frig.. I prefer 24-36 hours for taste/feel
I usually take the dough out 30-60mins before I make the actual pie
This one was baked on my grill, on my Satillo tiles that I custom cut to make a 19" x 19" surface.
About 650 deg for 6 mins or so, I may have turned it and thrown in back in for 1 more min, I can't remember
Anyways, I make about 2 of these a week, sometimes more. I used to have a gas oven that I modified to go up to 1100 deg. That made some great pies. My Wife made me throw it out when we were finished remodeling out kitchen.. Man I miss that oven. So I am going to build my own gas powered outdoor oven out of firebrick this summer. I will definitely document that process. For now I connected my outside Vermont Castings grill to my natural gas. I only have to preheat for 15-20 mins before I put the pie on. I can easily get this thing to 800+, but, the pies seem to cook good on it anywhere from 550-700 deg.
At the very end are pics of a twist style french bread I made using a "starter". I believe it was a recipe from the King Arthur site.http://victortheband.com/graphics/Andy/pdough1.jpghttp://victortheband.com/graphics/Andy/pdough2.jpghttp://victortheband.com/graphics/Andy/pdough3.jpghttp://victortheband.com/graphics/Andy/pdough4.jpghttp://victortheband.com/graphics/Andy/pdough5.jpghttp://victortheband.com/graphics/Andy/pdough6.jpghttp://victortheband.com/graphics/Andy/pdough7.jpghttp://victortheband.com/graphics/Andy/pdough8.jpghttp://victortheband.com/graphics/Andy/twistbread1.jpghttp://victortheband.com/graphics/Andy/twistbread2.jpg