I really liked the new dough formulation I tried for a Mack’s pizza yesterday. I really don’t know what changed the dough, the stretching ability and the final taste of the crust, but I liked it better than last week when I did a two day cold ferment with a little different dough formulation. I sure don’t know, but maybe the way the dough was mixed had something to do with the better results yesterday. Last week I added the oil last in the mix. I wouldn’t think that would change things so much, but it sure seemed like it did. Steve and I also thought the taste of the crust with just a one day cold fermentation was very good.
The dough balls were pressed on the same way when opening them into skins this week and there wasn’t as much oven spring this week while baking them in the oven. The dough balls were so easy to open and the skins could be stretched easily and the skins could be tossed really well too. The bottom crust had just the right amount of crispness for me. The rim crust had a nice crisp too and the inside of the rim crust was moist and not bready.
The new formulation also could make a decent Greek style pizza.
I had different comments from customers that said the pizzas tasted like a Grotto’s pizza. I hate to leave the Lehmann dough formulation because it has served me well, but all of my customers so far like the “boardwalk style” of pizzas better. Since I will only be using one flour brand and one cheese, it will also make life easier for me. I still do have a whole 50 lb. bag of Kyrol flour and don’t know what I am going to do with that now. I had also always used olive oil in my Lehmann doughs, so using vegetable oil will also be less expensive for me too.
I guess what I am making is a modified Mack’s clone.
Even though Pinocchio, Geppetto and Jiminy Cricket were not along at market yesterday they must have helped me somehow. They must have been thinking that wouldn’t it be nice if Norma’s “boardwalk style” of pizza was like a real Mack’s pizza of long ago.
Jiminy Cricket is right, that “When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme”. I think the song “When you Wish Upon a Star” is a beautifully sung by Cliff Edwards with his high tenor falsetto voice. I also love that song and could listen to it over and over again.
I think it is sad though that Cliff Edwards real life didn’t turn out well. Cliff ended up penniless, but his song will always live on.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Edwards