Tonight i tried out one of Trader Joe's pre-made fresh dough's... for those of you who don't know what trader joe's is... its a specialty grocery store selling mostly organic and healthier type stuff.http://www.traderjoes.com/
Last week i made 2 new york style pizzas
See thread here: http://forum.pizzamaking.com/index.php?topic=777.0
Those were pretty expensive to make after buying all the ingredients.....
Trader Joe's has fresh dough balls for $.99 cents!! I bought their pre-made pizza sauce and some caprese mozzarella and some pepperoni's they had too. The whole thing cost less than $10.
After messing with my own dough several times now (using recipes from this site and others) im sad to say that this trader joe's dough made the best tasting pizza i've had from home yet
It was amazing, the quality and taste even using my 500 degree oven was on par with a restaraunt. (except for the charring of course).
They had some ingredients i've never seen posted in a dough recipe before... the dough ingredients on the bag say:
- Enriched Unbleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid)
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- Canola Oil
- Vegetable Shortening (Non hydrogenated Palm Oil
The final pizza dough was a bit crispy on the outside, but super soft inside. The other New York styles i made myself seemed really tough and hard to chew compared to this dough.
Has anyone seen recipes with shortening and canola oil?
Anyways... here were the results....
(the dough was pretty sticky so i coated it with a tiny bit of high gluten flour.. it stretched out to about 12"
ROLLED OUT VIEW 2:
You can see it was a bit sticky still
OUT OF THE OVEN:
it was pretty blonde around the edges with only a bit of browning....
OUT OF THE OVEN VIEW 2:
The slice was nice and thin, a nice crisp outside and soft inside. And the taste was the closest ive made at home yet that can match a restaraunt or shop.... i just wish i made this dough myself
If you have a trader joe's nearby, try out one of their dough balls... for a quick homemade pizza fix you cant beat 99 cents. Also the trader joes caprese cheese was awesome. I cut about 6 slices onto the pizza... then put a bit of whole milk mozzarella in between from last weeks pizza. It was great.... the trader joe's premade sauce is tasty but not overly amazing. The Volpi brand pepperoni they sell is super thin, cut into odd flower like shapes, but very tasty, not as good as the margherita brand pepperoni i tried last week though.
All in all this was probably the best tasting pizza ive made at home yet.... i just need to get my dough on this level of taste so i can match this with my own doing... i'll keep trying.
If you have any dough recipes that call for malt, canola, shortening... etc.. post them here!