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Re: Victory Pig Style Pizza - Northeastern PA
« Reply #460 on: January 30, 2021, 03:08:16 PM »
Hi Mater..  Sizzle-pi is definitely not an old Old Forge dough..  I think the biggest difference in Old Forge crust is that most of the shells are prebaked ahead with very little or no oil..  The Sizzle-Pi style of dough is cooked from raw dough in a considerable amount of oil..  I keep forgetting about Sizzle-Pi.. They make a solid Pan Fried Sicilian at a reasonable price..  I have to get down there for some..

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« Reply #461 on: February 07, 2021, 01:24:30 AM »
Does anybody know the link to the final bakers percentages? Thanks.

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« Reply #462 on: March 04, 2021, 11:14:50 AM »
Lots of discussion over the years over where the name "Victory Pig" comes from.  It's been noted that the restaurant was started shortly after World War II and some have speculated that "Victory Pig" is related somehow to the War.  Well, here you go.  I found this photo for sale on eBay.  Apparently "Victory Pig" was the name given to pigs raised by youngsters which were sold and the resulting profits were used to buy war bonds???

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« Reply #463 on: March 06, 2021, 05:13:28 PM »
Nice Joe-C!  I have been to Victory Pig twice over the past year and with the pandemic the curbside service works well. The pie is flavorful as ever.  I usually serve it up at my Christmas Party, cooked in my home oven.  They market a frozen version, and as most frozen pies, it isn't worth buying.

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Re: Victory Pig Style Pizza - Northeastern PA
« Reply #464 on: March 13, 2021, 04:41:28 PM »
By the way, is there anyone out there who has tried the victory pig-knock  pizza at Cosmos on Oak in Scranton? I am in Florida, so I have not been, but their reviews look amazing.

Just tried Cosmos on Oak in Scranton last night.  Sort of good, similar to VP, but:  I like the crunch and greasy oil of VP crust, but Cosmos seemed to be percolating in oil, maybe too much.  Sauce was nondescript ( no onions, which I like ) and cheese topping was somewhat sparse.  I may try again.

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« Reply #465 on: March 13, 2021, 07:33:49 PM »
VP may have been the first in the Valley to do that style, but there are so many places doing it better these days..  That is my opinion obviously..  VP lost their chief cook and bottle washer Paul Pearson.  He was there about 50 years..He did everything..  I live and grew up in the area.

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« Reply #466 on: April 11, 2021, 05:52:49 PM »
Can someone help me scale the yeast for a batch of 4 dough balls? The recipe is taxing the heck out of my kitchen aid. I have a spiral mixer that will breeze through it, but I know quadrupling the yeast in conjunction with everything else wouldnt be the best decision

Forgot to add tooIm from northeast Pennsylvania, and this recipe is spot on. Thank you for your diligence in getting the recipe right and Im glad i found it to remind of a taste of home!
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« Reply #467 on: April 12, 2021, 06:24:24 AM »
Can someone help me scale the yeast for a batch of 4 dough balls? The recipe is taxing the heck out of my kitchen aid. I have a spiral mixer that will breeze through it, but I know quadrupling the yeast in conjunction with everything else wouldnt be the best decision

Forgot to add tooIm from northeast Pennsylvania, and this recipe is spot on. Thank you for your diligence in getting the recipe right and Im glad i found it to remind of a taste of home!

Unless you desire a slower rise time you need to multiple the yeast amount accordingly based on the original recipe..  If your formula is in bakers percent it will dictate this..  Look at it this way..  If you have a 100lb turkey it will take more eaters (yeast) to devour that turkey in the same time as it would take a lesser amount of eaters to finish eating a 25lb turkey..  As long as everything else is staying the same, the yeast (eaters) needs to be scaled accordingly.

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Re: Victory Pig Style Pizza - Northeastern PA
« Reply #468 on: April 12, 2021, 06:44:49 AM »
Can someone help me scale the yeast for a batch of 4 dough balls? The recipe is taxing the heck out of my kitchen aid. I have a spiral mixer that will breeze through it, but I know quadrupling the yeast in conjunction with everything else wouldnt be the best decision

Forgot to add tooIm from northeast Pennsylvania, and this recipe is spot on. Thank you for your diligence in getting the recipe right and Im glad i found it to remind of a taste of home!

Yes, you would use 4 times the yeast for the same result.
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Re: Victory Pig Style Pizza - Northeastern PA
« Reply #469 on: July 25, 2021, 07:21:08 PM »
Baked a small 9x9 tray today. I've been unhappy with the dough ever since we moved to high altitude 8 years ago. I bumped the hydration up to 75%+ and cold fermented it in the oiled pan for 48 hours. The results were outstanding. I like the little 9x9 pans for experimenting with dough recipes.

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« Reply #470 on: July 25, 2021, 08:07:14 PM »
Looking good from here and very happy to see a post from you. I learned a lot from your thread. Like the sound of a 9x9 size. Like I need another pan, "but it's for important research dear". That one is  getting thin.
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« Reply #471 on: July 31, 2021, 05:27:18 PM »
Does anybody know the link to the final bakers percentages? Thanks.
I use 2/3 water to flour ratio if this helps which means for every 100grams of flour I use 67 grams of water
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Re: Victory Pig Style Pizza - Northeastern PA
« Reply #472 on: August 14, 2021, 12:54:38 PM »
Baked another 9x9 tray last night for my wife & I. 9x9 is the perfect size for just two of us. Again, it came out very good with a nice fry and light airy crust. 90% hydration!

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« Reply #473 on: November 07, 2021, 07:47:34 AM »
Baked another 9x9 tray last night for my wife & I. 9x9 is the perfect size for just two of us. Again, it came out very good with a nice fry and light airy crust. 90% hydration!
wow 90 % hydration! Down here at sea level I use 67% hydration. I want to give a shout out to Nepa Bill for turning me on to City Mager in Wilkes-Barre for Pizza supplies. I was back there for a family reunion in October and took his advice to pick up the land o lakes mild cheddar and Stanislaw tomatoes. I have yet to try the tomatoes but have tried the cheese and am very pleased. This is the same cheese I believe that pizza loven and victory pig uses that has the perfect texture and taste on this pizza. I have used other cheeses in combination and seperately, while working, did not have the flavor I wanted. As a matter of fact I used more cheese and tomatoe sauce previously and cut back this time in making it. i stopped by pizza loven and picked up a half tray to remind me of the taste. I noticed they used the right balance of sauce and cheese to crust to maintain a balance in the flavor.

Genoa I believe sells the same cheese in 45 lb blocks under the Genoa name and wont sell smaller quantities whereas City Mager will.

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« Reply #474 on: November 07, 2021, 09:22:49 AM »
wow 90 % hydration! Down here at sea level I use 67% hydration. I want to give a shout out to Nepa Bill for turning me on to City Mager in Wilkes-Barre for Pizza supplies. I was back there for a family reunion in October and took his advice to pick up the land o lakes mild cheddar and Stanislaw tomatoes. I have yet to try the tomatoes but have tried the cheese and am very pleased. This is the same cheese I believe that pizza loven and victory pig uses that has the perfect texture and taste on this pizza. I have used other cheeses in combination and seperately, while working, did not have the flavor I wanted. As a matter of fact I used more cheese and tomatoe sauce previously and cut back this time in making it. i stopped by pizza loven and picked up a half tray to remind me of the taste. I noticed they used the right balance of sauce and cheese to crust to maintain a balance in the flavor.

Genoa I believe sells the same cheese in 45 lb blocks under the Genoa name and wont sell smaller quantities whereas City Mager will.

Awesome!  Very nice people at both City Mager and Genoa Supply..  Which Stanislaus tomato product did you buy?  By the way..  Here is a picture of the tomatoes VP uses on their pizza..  These are available locally as well..
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« Reply #475 on: November 07, 2021, 04:01:46 PM »
NepaBill I bought several different varieties and will take pictures and post. They are such large cans I don't know when I will open them until I can either recan or freeze the remaining since I use so little on each pizza. My pan is 9x9 because of the oven opening I use which limits the size to 12X12 max. Right now I'm using diced tomatoes which I add some paste  & seasoning and mildly blend not totally crushing the diced tomatoes. these come in 15 oz cans.

Heres what the labels say I bought at City Mager and Genoa:

Alta Cucina
Tuttu Per Uno Pompodora
Cynthia Caifornia
Cento Chefs Cut

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« Reply #476 on: November 07, 2021, 04:16:46 PM »
Awesome!  Very nice people at both City Mager and Genoa Supply..  Which Stanislaus tomato product did you buy?  By the way..  Here is a picture of the tomatoes VP uses on their pizza..  These are available locally as well..
Can't read the label clearly and the distributer.  Tried googling but no hits yet

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« Reply #477 on: November 07, 2021, 05:32:58 PM »
Can't read the label clearly and the distributer.  Tried googling but no hits yet

The brand is Rose..  They are available at Orlando Foods in Scranton

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« Reply #478 on: November 07, 2021, 06:00:53 PM »
The brand is Rose..  They are available at Orlando Foods in Scranton
Do they use this as stand alone or mix with crushed tomatoes? A picture shown in previous post shows a large can of Genoa puree.

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« Reply #479 on: November 10, 2021, 10:40:45 AM »
Going back to page 16 there's an open can of Genoa puree. Also it looks too thick to be used alone. There's another unmarked can that doesn't look like tomatoes and the center bowl that looks like a mixture of puree and crushed tomatoes. I haven't had VP pizza in along time to guess. The only ones I have lately is Pizza Loven and Cicolli's (same family) in plains with pizza loven recently. There sauce looks like rough cut tomatoes with tomatoe bits and little if any puree that may have been mildly seasoned. Pg 16 picture repeated here



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