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Offline Randy

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Penzeys what a putz
« on: December 06, 2016, 11:06:15 AM »
I had been buying penzeys pizza seasoning and all my spices for many years from Bill at penzeys.  But with Bill's Trump tirade news letter, I ended dealing with his company. 

Anybody have a good source for pizza seasoning?

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Re: Penzeys what a putz
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 08:29:48 PM »
It's basically Italian seasoning with some fennel powder and dried red pepper.

It's easy enough to make up your own thing with things in your pantry:
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Re: Penzeys what a putz
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 09:15:55 AM »
Hand-mixed from: salt, fennel seed, oregano, sugar, garlic, black pepper, basil, onion and red pepper.  Is what penzeys say is in thier mix so it is close

Offline Lydia

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Re: Penzeys what a putz
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 10:42:19 PM »
Hey Randy

Here is a brief Discussion from 2011

Hand-mixed from: salt, cracked and ground Indian fennel seed, Turkish oregano leaf and powder, sugar, garlic, Tellicherry black pepper, sweet California basil, white onion, crushed red pepper and cayenne red pepper powder.

This is actually a project in the making
I will give you a small guide and you can improve upon it
according to your taste.
Throw this all in a small bowl. Keep a fork handy to do your mixing.

1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon basil
1/2 tablespoon onion flakes
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1/4 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tablespoon fennel
1/2 tablespoon black pepper freshly ground
1/4 cayenne pepper ground

it also says sugar I would not add it unless you think the mix needs it
if you are going to start with 1/4 tablespoon
once you make the mix then decide on your salt
I would start at 1/4 tablespoon and then taste.

Other than the link and quote the only help I can offer is Spice Islands should be California basil, and this is the ground fennel I like Jansal Valley

If I was cloning this, these are the changes I would make for balance and potency before even starting.

1/2 tablespoon leaf oregano
1/2 tablespoon onion flakes
2 teaspoons basil
2 tsp coarse black pepper freshly ground
1/2-1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp ground fennel
1/4-1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp ground oregano

based on the blend above not counting salt in tomatoes ect. A good balanced starting point for salt and sugar is a 2:1 ratio (volume) diamond crystal kosher salt to granulated cane sugar. So somewhere close to 1-1 1/2 T Diamond Crystal Kosher salt for blend above.

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