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Pizza Making => Neapolitan Style => Topic started by: renchero on January 11, 2020, 11:36:22 PM

Title: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: renchero on January 11, 2020, 11:36:22 PM
Hey all,

Take a look at the crust on this pizza. See those little bubbles?  How do you get those?  Do you spread an oil or butter or something on the crust before putting it in the oven?

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7JxdwGhZRx/?igshid=1tm1swlhn6a8
Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: The Dough Doctor on January 11, 2020, 11:47:43 PM
Thank you for the picture, those aren't the tiny bubbles I was at first thinking of but those are the result of baking at a very high temperature, above 850F.
Tom Lehmann/The Dough Doctor
Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: renchero on January 11, 2020, 11:50:02 PM
When I bake I donít get those little tiny bubbles. I mean I get bubbles that char but not those little almost transparent bubbles.

And I do bake at the 850 F mark in WFO.
Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: ryanlally on January 13, 2020, 07:34:51 AM
I got them by using a sourdough starter and at a high temperature - 480degrees. Got them with fresh yeast but not as pronounced and after a long fermentation time
Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: renchero on January 13, 2020, 08:52:56 AM
Hmm. Well I will have to try making my Neapolitan dough with sourdough and get as high a temp as possible. Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: Guppy on January 13, 2020, 05:35:29 PM
I've gotten bubbles like this when I do CF, not so much with RT doughs.
Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: Pete-zza on January 13, 2020, 05:43:43 PM
When I bake I donít get those little tiny bubbles. I mean I get bubbles that char but not those little almost transparent bubbles.

renchero,

By any chance, are you referring to what are often called microblisters?

Peter
Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: renchero on January 13, 2020, 10:44:25 PM
Ahh. Yes. That sounds like what Iím asking about. I didnít know what those were called. But yes! Almost transparent. Very small.
Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: Chicago Bob on January 14, 2020, 01:14:02 AM
The pic you supplied is not micro blisters.... It is small loepording as member Ryan knowing suggested.   :chef:

Good day!   :pizza:
Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: renchero on January 14, 2020, 09:18:17 AM
Zoom in closer on that pic.  I'm not talking about the leoparding.  haha.  That I know.  But zoom in and look to the sides of the leoparding spots and you'll see micro bubbles, microblisters is the perfect description for those.  Actually, now that I know what the name of those are, I'll search that!  :)
Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: Pete-zza on January 14, 2020, 09:34:49 AM
Zoom in closer on that pic.  I'm not talking about the leoparding.  haha.  That I know.  But zoom in and look to the sides of the leoparding spots and you'll see micro bubbles, microblisters is the perfect description for those.  Actually, now that I know what the name of those are, I'll search that!  :)
ranchero,

The subject of blistering (including microblisters) is one that I spent a lot of time researching and writing about. So, if you are interested, you might want to take a look at the following post and the links contained therein:

Reply 103 at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=7740.msg464299;topicseen#msg464299

The photo you showed appears to be for a Neapolitan style pizza. Whether it would have microblisters would depend to a large degree on how the dough was made and also the bake temperature as Tom noted.

Peter

Title: Re: Tiny Bubbles on the crust
Post by: renchero on January 14, 2020, 10:17:04 AM
Thank you Peter!  You saved me so much searching time.  I will delve into that thread now.  Very much appreciated!