I donít know what was the problem with my dough yesterday, but I think I might have reballed it too much or either the temperature when I made the final dough made a difference. Last week when I balled two different batches of dough, I did reballed on one batch of dough balls two times. I thought last week, they were harder to open than normal, but wasnít sure. I decided on Monday to reball the dough balls from two batches 1 time again. This sure could have been a mistake. I had good luck with reballing a higher hydration dough like Reinhart NY style dough two times or more. That is one reason I was experimenting on the preferment Lehmann dough balls. Yesterday those two batches of dough balls were really hard to open and some of the skins wanted to tear in a few places. Usually when opening the dough balls there arenít any problems with opening the dough balls. We broke a record for temperatures in our area on Monday when I made the final dough. It was 84 degrees F. I still donít know if this also might have caused the problems with opening the dough, but it might have. I sure didnít like how these dough balls behaved. Even Steve opened a few dough balls and had the same problems. I surely donít want these problems every week. The dough balls seemed to ferment so much faster too, when left out at room temperatures to temper, yesterday. I donít usually open my dough balls right out of the cooler, but that seemed to work better. It was cooler in our area yesterday (47 degrees F and raining most of the day). From the experiments in reballing in the last two weeks, I think, but am not sure, knowing when to reball can be complicated. There must be some relation to hydration, temperature, and just enough tightness in the dough balls. All these dough balls were left to cold ferment for almost a day, so I would have thought the gluten would have been aligned okay. At least these are my opinions for now.
Dave, the man that drew the drawing for me the other week, came to my pizza stand a few times yesterday. He said he had made a cartoon of me, but wasnít finished. I asked him if I could see the cartoon, because I was curious to see what it looked like. He brought the cartoon for me to see. I have to laugh out loud, because I thought the caption was funny about me. I told him the drawing was fine and he didnít have to do anymore on it. He said he had wanted to color it in more and it was only a first draft. I told Dave it was fine. Dave told me that it is based on cartoons he has followed by B. Kliban and Gary Larson. He told me that Gary Larson had been influenced by B. Kliban. I donít really think the caption is what I would dream of, but I thought it was hilarious.
Dave said he would do more cartoon or drawings for me, whenever I wanted. He even said he would draw a book about my pizza making, with captions, if I wanted. Dave does have a degree in art and does teach children how to draw cartoons, in addition to being a maintenance man at market. I really like Dave and think his drawings, cartoons and ways of thinking are unique. He always makes Steve and me laugh.
Any comments of the cartoon Dave made of Farsided me?
Pictures of Dave and the cartoon of me.