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Pizza Making => Other Types => Topic started by: Pizzacrazy7 on October 01, 2009, 08:59:50 PM

Title: Pizza Hut "Sicilian" Cheesesticks...........But Better!
Post by: Pizzacrazy7 on October 01, 2009, 08:59:50 PM
I pretty much used Jeff V's "A tale of two sicilians" at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,7426.msg63928.html#msg63928 recipe only tweaking a little.  I cut the hydration to 70%.  However, anxious to try new recipes, I did not do a poolish, just mixing all ingredients together, putting in fridge overnight and baking today.  I originally was going for a "Big Cheese" sicilian style pizza, which is no longer around here :(.  Then I struggled with making a pizza or trying some cheesesticks kind of like Pizza Hut, although I am not a Pizza Hut fan - AT ALL.  I went with the cheese sticks and here's the result.  They were AWESOME.  Had that burnt cheese along the edge that I love and they just tasted great!
Title: Re: Pizza Hut "Sicilian" Cheesesticks...........But Better!
Post by: jeff v on October 01, 2009, 09:20:31 PM
Pizzacrazy,

Glad that recipe was some help to you, the pizza looks great! I am going to do the dough in the fridge next time as well-how'd you like it? Did you bake the same temp?

Thanks,

Jeff
Title: Re: Pizza Hut "Sicilian" Cheesesticks...........But Better!
Post by: Pizzacrazy7 on October 01, 2009, 09:27:49 PM
Jeff,

Baked at 550 (highest mine will go) in a 9x9 pan on my stone.  Didnt take long to cook.
Title: Re: Pizza Hut "Sicilian" Cheesesticks...........But Better!
Post by: norma427 on October 01, 2009, 09:40:07 PM
Pizzacrazy7,
Your Sicilian Cheesesticks look absolutely yummy!  The burnt cheese sounds good. 
I want to try Jeff's recipe for the "A tale of two Sicilians"  soon. 
Norma
Title: Re: Pizza Hut "Sicilian" Cheesesticks...........But Better!
Post by: IndyRob on October 12, 2009, 07:20:57 PM
I've been doing something very similar - based on Little Caesar's Cheesy Bread.  I use a 70% hydration dough as well.  But I melt some margarine and add some salt and garlic powder to taste.  Then I mix that with my grated Mozzarella/Provolone and top the dough directly.  I top with some shakes of oregano before baking, but parmesan is what LC uses (I've found that good parm disappears, while the Kraft stuff doesn't add much).
Title: Re: Pizza Hut "Sicilian" Cheesesticks...........But Better!
Post by: aks801 on October 30, 2009, 03:38:28 PM
Yes yes yes!!!  That burnt cheese along the edge is absolutely crucial!  I've been working on my Sicilian, and that is really the one aspect that still need.